I have a basic SharePoint Online library in which I need to send a notification email 6 months (184 days) from the Created Date. It's a reminder to an Item's submitter that they're document needs to be updated. I think Power Automate would be the best option, but i'm not sure how to set it up. I selected the template to send notification when an item is uploaded. I assumed I'd create a condition based off the Created field, but I'm not sure what the next expression would be.

Thanks for your help!

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Theoretically, if you used the triggers for when an item/file is created, you would then use a Delay action to delay for six months, and then you would send the email. This issue with this technique is that a flow run cannot last more than thirty days.

The way I would handle this task is to use a scheduled flow (i.e. a timer trigger). I would run the flow once a day and query the list/library for items created six months ago, and send email notifications for the items that were found.

  • Thanks Rob. I like the timer trigger idea, though I'm not very familiar with that function in PA. How would I go about setting that up to send an email after 184 days or so?
    – Chris
    Oct 20, 2022 at 11:47
  • This article shows how to create a flow that runs on a schedule: learn.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/run-scheduled-tasks Oct 20, 2022 at 14:54
  • This blog post shows how to get items from SharePoint filtering on the created date: tomriha.com/… Oct 20, 2022 at 14:57

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