enter image description hereenter image description hereI'm trying to create a calculated field in a workflow to send an email to an employee after 30 days. I set the calculation add 1 day (just for testing purposes so I don't have to wait 30 days) to the employee's start date, then email. In my workflow I have If CurrentItem:30DaySurvey equals Today, Email me but nothing emailed. Can someone see what I may be missing? My 2 screenshots attached.

  • Workflow is triggered when the item is being added or updated. I do not see how the sharepoint will know it has been 30days. You may want to consider writing a timer job or a powershell script that runs every night by a windows scheduled taks.
    – Aslan
    Feb 29, 2016 at 17:49
  • Oh there is more to the workflow and all of the stages work up until this stage. Sorry I should have entered the full thing. When the item is added the START DATE is automatically set as today's date-- so I thought this would work after 1 day. Seemed to me like it should have sent the email.
    – markasey
    Feb 29, 2016 at 17:52
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    Instead of using "if current item:100daysurvey equals Today", you could try using "wait until current item:100daysurvey equals today" Feb 29, 2016 at 18:00
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    I don't see wait as a condition. I'm just using SP Designer 2013? maybe Pause until Date?
    – markasey
    Feb 29, 2016 at 18:06
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    Yes, use pause until date.
    – Erin L
    Feb 29, 2016 at 20:25

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If it will always be a 30 day period you could just use the "Pause for 30 days." Have the workflow kick off on item creation, pause for 30 days, and then email.

  • That worked perfectly without the "equals today"-- thanks everyone for your guidance.
    – markasey
    Mar 2, 2016 at 23:13

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