I have a task list assigned to various users. I would like to trigger an automated email to the Assigned To user when the value of the Start Date column equals Today. What would be the best way to do this? I have been looking at workflows and Power Automate, but it's quite intimidating to a new user.
Ganesh's link is helpful. Please have a check on them. I made a sample flow here which checks the start date column in my list everyday and send an email when it equals today. Follow the tutorial in second link provided by Ganesh and my example here is trying to make you to carry it out a bit more easily.
The Recurrence trigger makes sure the flow runs everyday, the get items action helps you to get all the items you need. Here is a bit tricky part about filling in the Filter Query if you have no idea how to do it. According to your goal, the query shall be like
StartDate is your internal column name. For how to get the internal name, check this blog. The internal name is not always same with the name you find in UI.
And you can see Red box where I insert an expression directly which is
formatDateTime(utcNow(),'yyyy-MM-dd'). It gives you the date of today. Then use the
Apply to each action in
Condition which will do the same action for all the items you get from the
Get the items action.