We have a regular newsletter that we want to send out 6 days a week (Mon-Sat). Right now, the scheduler only gives the option of every day or every weekday. Is there anyway to specify the days or do I just have to create a duplicate automation just for Saturdays? We manually change the send once in a while and I'm just worried that having two automations is going to lead to editors making a mistake.
As you mentioned you can either create a separate Automation that would run only on Saturdays or if it is crucial to run everything within one Automation with that specific schedule then you can do that:
- Create Data Extension, let's call it "Sunday_Check" with the field "isSunday" (Boolean, nullable);
- In your Automation that would have a daily running schedule set as a first step
- In the Automation add
Verification Activityto validate "Sunday_Check" Data Extension having
Count is greater than 0then stop the automation
- This way, each day you would have a check whether today is Sunday and if it is then the DE would be populated with a record, and the Verification Activity would stop the Automation because of that. On other days, it would simply let the Automation run the next steps.