CRON Schedule Issue

Hi Pipedream Community, I have the following CRON to trigger a workflow every 5 minutes i.e. 00:05:00 , 00:10:00 , 00:15:00 etc.

0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * *

However instead of triggering 5 minutes from 00:00 , it is triggering from the time the workflow is saved i.e. 00:06:10 , 00:11:10 , “00:16:10” and so on.

I also tried */5 * * * * and 0/5 * * * *which also gives same result

Is there a way to trigger exactly every 5 minutes from 00:00. Any help here really appreciated @pierce

Hi @jyothism

First off, welcome to the Pipedream community. Happy to have you!

Sorry, cron jobs are scheduled for to start not earlier than a specific time, but the precise execution a time is not guaranteed. There will a degree of latency.

You can try another system to trigger a workflow if you need more precise timing, like QStash scheduling to send an HTTP request to trigger a Pipedream workflow.

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Hi @jyothism

Just an update from the team, there has been an high level of average latency and there’s a new internal update coming to hopefully address it.

We’re upgrading the internal system that manages background jobs like these, and hopefully you’ll see an improvement automatically.

Just a side note, this will be rolled out to v2 workflows only first. Do you know if you’re running a v1 or v2 workflow?

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Hi @pierce Thanks for the reply. I am running on v2 workflow.