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Add a random time delay to your zap

May 22, 2020

Zap Template: Add a random time delay to your zap

Use a spreadsheet-style formula in your zap to generate a random number between 1 and anything you want - then delay your zap for that many minutes (or hours or days).

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How to use

Using a "Formatter->Number->Spreadsheet-Style Formula" step, you canmanipulate numbers just like you would in Excel or Google Sheets.

In this case, we use the formula RAND()+RANDBETWEEN(X,Y) to generate a random number to many decimal places.

X = minimum delay

Y = maximum delay

Keep in mind that the minimum for a delay step in Zapier is 1 minute. The maximum is 1 month.

In the example below, we tell Zapier to generate a random number between 1 and 3.

This is what the result looks like (remember, it will be different each time the zap runs).

You then need to add a "Delay->Delay For" step to the zap, using the generated number as the value.

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