Understanding time delays in date property flows

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When you configure a flow to start before a specific date, a target date delay component is automatically created to serve as an anchor point within the flow. This component will have a target icon and will say Wait until person's [Date Property]. When using time delays in this type of flow, they appear different depending on whether they are used before or after the anchor point. This article goes over using time delays in date-based flows.

Time delays before the target date delay

If you drag in a time delay before the anchor point, you will see a special type of delay configuration. This configuration will prompt you to fill in Wait until ___ days/weeks/months before person’s [Date Property]. This allows you to easily count down to the date using a regular time delay.

Example of a birthday flow with a delay set 3 days at 12 pm before the Birthday date property.

Time delays after the target date delay

If you drag in a time delay after the target date delay anchor point, the setup will be the same as a regular time delay. You will be prompted to set the delay to wait a certain number of days/weeks/months after the previous step.

Example of a 14 day time delay between 2 emails in a birthday flow after the Birthday property date.

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Read other articles discussing date-based flows: 


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