Scheduling with Azure Logic Apps
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#ServerlessTips - Azure Logic Apps
Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers Azure MVP

When you want to run a workflow regularly, you can use the schedule-recurrence trigger action. This trigger in Logic Apps allows you to set a date and time for starting the workflow and a recurrence schedule for performing tasks. Some of the scenarios you can think of are:

  • Pull external data such as weather or traffic data.
  • Send a notification when a certain threshold is met or violated.
  • Clean up job, for instance, cleaning records in a database after a given date.
  • Run an archive job, for example, migrating data to a different blob storage container (archiving tier).

With a recurrence trigger, you can specify a pattern for the execution of your workflow – when to run a workflow on what days, hours, and schedule.
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There are a few limitations with the recurrence trigger such as the minimum interval is one second and the maximum recurrence is 500 days.

Scheduling with Logic Apps is also an alternative to the Scheduler service in Azure – this service will be deprecated soon.

Furthermore, note that scheduling is also possible using a timer trigger in an Azure Function or Azure WebJob.

Reference:
Try some hands-on experience with the Check traffic on a schedule with Azure Logic Apps tutorial.

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