Workflow triggers are the events that cause workflows to begin running. You choose the trigger for a workflow when you initiate workflow creation by clicking the arrow in the center of the Workflow screen.
The options for workflow triggers and their parameters are:
Automatically on a file activity - The workflow begins when a file on a specific path is created, updated, downloaded, or previewed, or when a folder on a specific path is created.
Parameter Required/Optional Description Limited to Path Required Folder path on which the file action occurs. File Event Required Choose from a list of events, such as If file is created or If file is downloaded or previewed.
Automatically on a share activity - The workflow begins when a share is created or updated. You may limit the trigger to only set off the workflow when the share occurs on a certain path, such as a certain Team folder.
Parameter Required/Optional Description Share Event Required Currently there is only one option, If share is created or updated. Limited to Path Optional Folder path on which the share action occurs.
- Started by user on a file - The workflow is triggered for a file when a user in the user portal chooses it in the context menu for the file in the following manner:
Note: There are no parameters for this trigger.
Started based on a timer - The workflow runs at a specified start time. You may also specify an end time and a frequency of once, daily, or weekly, or periodically (every 5 minutes).
Parameter Required/Optional Description Start DateTime Required Date and time the workflow begins running. Periodic Optional - defaults to Run Once How often the workflow runs. Options are Run Once, Periodically (every 5 minutes), Daily, or Weekly. End DateTime Optional Date and time the workflow stops running.