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How do I set up smart scheduling for workflows?
How do I set up smart scheduling for workflows?

Learn how to set up an hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly schedule to automate your connections.

Eugenia Langen avatar
Written by Eugenia Langen
Updated over a week ago


Automating workflows with Sheetgo is the best way to guarantee that you and your team always have the latest data without having to open your files. You’ll also save a lot of time since you don’t have to run a connection manually.


You can automate your workflows by using Sheetgo’s automate feature, which offers a variety of frequency options, including days and times. This provides you with a smart schedule, where you can have complete control over when your workflow runs and how many transfers you use per month.

How frequently can my workflow automatically run?

Sheetgo offers automation on an hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly basis. To create an automation schedule, open the workflow you wish to automate. Click the Automate button located on the bottom left of your Workflow page.

Activate the Run automatically toggle at the top of the new window.

Here you have some options on how to configure the automatic updates of your workflows. From the top, you can choose:

  • How frequently does your workflow updates.

  • The run frequency.

  • Your timezone.

  • Which days to schedule automation.

  • The time range to run the updates.

Once you have adjusted the schedule to your needs, Sheetgo will calculate how many transfers a month this automation schedule will use. Keep this in mind when setting up automatic updates!

Please note: Transfers used for workflow automation will come from the quota of the workflow owner. Sharing this workflow will only use transfers from another user if they manually run the connections.

Let’s take a look at some examples to help us better understand how to set up an automated schedule.

How to set up multiple runs a day?

Let’s say you work in a warehouse and have an inventory management system with Sheetgo. You want to receive stock updates as frequently as possible. You can set up an automation to run from every 15 minutes to every 12 hours.

To set up hourly updates for your workflows, follow these steps:

  1. Head to your workflow and select the Automate button in the bottom left-hand corner.

  2. Enable the Run Automatically toggle.

  3. In the dropdown menu, select Multiple times a day.

  4. Select your time zone.

  5. Choose the days you want your workflow to run.

  6. Select the time range in which the workflow will run your connections.

Once you’re happy with your schedule, click Save.

Now, the workflow above will run and update every hour from 06:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

How to set up daily automations?

Following the same example above, let’s say you own a hardware store that needs to make sure its stock is up-to-date at the end of each working day. Using Sheetgo, the entire system can be automated exactly once a day at closing time, throughout the working week.

To set up daily updates for your workflow, follow these steps:

  1. Head to your workflow and select the Automate button in the bottom left-hand corner.

  2. Enable the Run Automatically toggle.

  3. Select Once a day from the dropdown menu.

  4. Choose the time-frequency when to run the update.

  5. Click on your timezone.

  6. Select the days you want the workflow to run.

Once you’re happy with your schedule, click Save.

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In this situation, the workflow will update once a day from Monday to Friday, between 3:00 and 4:00 PM.

How to set up weekly automations?

Now, imagine you’re an accountant needs to make sure the bonus payments are paid properly every single week. With Sheetgo, you can schedule your workflow to run automatically every Monday, so that you can calculate bonuses for each employee.

To set up weekly updates for your workflows, follow these steps:

  1. Head to your workflow and select the Automate button in the buttom left-hand corner.

  2. Enable the Run Automatically toggle.

  3. Select Once a day from the dropdown menu.

  4. Choose the time frequency when to run the update.

  5. Click on your timezone.

  6. Select the day you want the workflow to run.

Once you’re happy with your schedule, click Save.

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Now, you have a workflow that will run automatically every Monday, between 9:00 and 10:00 PM.

How to set up monthly automations?

Let’s say you’re a manager who needs to update employee performance every month in order to carry out a monthly performance review. With Sheetgo, you can automate the workflow to update employee data at the beginning of every month.

To set up monthly updates for your workflow, follow these steps:

  1. Head to your workflow and select the Automate button in the buttom left-hand corner.

  2. Enable the Run Automatically toggle.

  3. Select Once a month from the dropdown menu.

  4. Choose the time frequency when to run the update.

  5. Click on your timezone.

  6. Select the day you want the workflow to run.

Once you’re happy with your schedule, click Save.

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Now, your workflow will update automatically on the first day of each month, between 9:00 and 10:00 PM.

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