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How to schedule issue for every 90 days?

Is it possible to create a scheduled issue that executes every 90 days? I know how to specify the months explicitly (e.g. `0 0 0 1 Jan,Apr,Jul,Oct ?`), but with this approach it could be more or less than 90 days before the next execution depending on the months.

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Hello @vn01971 

Welcome to the community.

With the Schedule trigger you can set a fixed rate for the schedule.

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Hi @Trudy Claspill, thanks for the quick reply. I'm seeing a different scheduled issue wizard. Is this a different feature than the schedule trigger?

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Hi, It comes from a third-party app, I can't remember from which exactly. I guess you should click on the Advanced tab to provide a CRON expression. 

If you need an easy-to-use the scheduled template feature, I'd recommend testing the Scheduled Templates app. It's super-easy. 

Cheers, 

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@vn01971 

I am using the Automation for JIRA feature which is free in the JIRA Cloud Standard plan. You can access it through Project Settings. Here's a link to the home page for the documentation of the feature.

https://support.atlassian.com/jira-software-cloud/docs/automate-your-jira-cloud-processes-and-workflows/

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@Tom Jones _Appsvio_ do you know what the appropriate CRON expression would be for every 90 days?

Cron expression for every 90 days:

0 5 */90 * *

Reference:

https://crontab.tech/examples

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@Trudy Claspill I've messed around with that for a while but can't get the schedule issue wizard to accept it. For some reason the schedule wizard thinks the frequency is more than once per hour. Any ideas?

 

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It looks like you are using a third party app for this. Which one is it?

We don't have any extra apps for scheduling issue creation, so I won't be able to experiment to find a proven solution for your third party app. But if I know which one it is maybe I can figure it out from that vendor's documentation.

@Trudy Claspill 
Ah I didn't realize we were using third party app, but turns out we're using The Scheduler
Sadly, I didn't see anything in their docs about scheduling a task for every X days.

@vn01971 

Automation for JIRA is included in the Standard plan for JIRA Cloud. You might consider using it for the creation of issues that needs to happen per X days. 

Hi Guys,

In our Scheuler you can just use interval triggers instead of the cron expressions. Here is example form the Cloud version of the app

The scheduler cloud - trigger types.jpg

Then you just simply use 90 days interval:

The scheduler cloud - 90 days interval.jpgIf you are interested in some advanced cron expressions here we gathered some useful examples from community: Advanced Cron Expressions Examples

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