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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.

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If you select "weekly" as the cadence, there is an option to choose the days of the week and you can select as many as you need. I just selected Mon-Sat.

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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:

  1. Create Data Extension, let's call it "Sunday_Check" with the field "isSunday" (Boolean, nullable);
  2. In your Automation that would have a daily running schedule set as a first step Script Activity:
<script type="javascript" runat="server">
Platform.Load("Core", "1");    

/* Cleans whole Data Extension */
var prox = new Script.Util.WSProxy();
var action = "ClearData";
var props = { CustomerKey: 'xxxx' }; /* Change 'xxxx' to Data Extensions' External Key */
var data = prox.performItem("DataExtension", props, action);

/* Checks if today is Sunday, then add record to DE */
var isSunday = (new Date().getDay());
if( isSunday == 0 ) /* Sunday = 0, Monday = 1 and so on */
    var rowAdd = Platform.Function.InsertData('Sunday_Check',['isSunday'],['True']);
else 
    
</script>
  1. In the Automation add Verification Activity to validate "Sunday_Check" Data Extension having Count is greater than 0 then stop the automation
  2. 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.

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