Please help I have a requirement to send a reminder email on Thursdays if the item has not been approved. How can I achieve this with SharePoint 2010 designer?? How do I define a Thursday?

thanks in advance

  • Why thursdays? This would send a reminder between 1 minute and one week. Sounds odd. Why not reminder after 5 working days?
    – Benny Skogberg
    Nov 8, 2018 at 8:14
  • @4rchit3ct this is a requirement, it must only be thursdays as there are processes that must be signed on thursdays. please assist.
    – Vusi85
    Nov 8, 2018 at 8:17

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To get a string representing day of week: Copy 2 characters from start of [Modified Date (as Long Date)] output to Variable: DayOfWeek (e.g. Mo, Tu, We, Th...) Then, if DayOfWeek = Th send an email and pause (# of days depending on priority).

Reference: The answer to the question: Sharepoint 2013 Workflow send email reminder based on priority and certain weekdays

  • My long date returns this "16 January 2015" whereas I'm looking for "Thursday, 16 January 2015" then I can substring the date and get the day part only. I'm not sure how I can force it.
    – Vusi85
    Nov 8, 2018 at 10:28
  • @Vusi85 See sharepoint.stackexchange.com/a/118336/6382
    – Benny Skogberg
    Nov 8, 2018 at 11:08

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