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.
Placing 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.
Placing 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.
Read other articles discussing date-based flows:
- Guide to Creating Date Property-Triggered Flows
- Building a Birthday Flow
- How Date-Based Flows Queue Recipients