# Time Group clarification

I want a time condition that run from 8pm - 6am, Monday through Friday. from January 10 to March 11.

But I am confused if the “month day start” and “month day finish” time conditions apply monthly or not.

Time to start: 8pm
Time to finish: 6am
Week Day start: Monday
Week Day finish: Friday
Month Day start: 10
Month Day finish: 11
Month start: January
Month finish: March

will that run every month for one day or will that run from January 10th to March 11th?

That will run on the 10th and 11th in January, February, and March. You’ll need multiple groups in that time condition to achieve what you’re looking for.

Time to start: 8pm
Time to finish: 6am
Week Day start: Monday
Week Day finish: Friday
Month Day start: 10
Month Day finish: 31
Month start: January
Month finish: January

Time to start: 8pm
Time to finish: 6am
Week Day start: Monday
Week Day finish: Friday
Month start: February
Month finish: February

Time to start: 8pm
Time to finish: 6am
Week Day start: Monday
Week Day finish: Friday
Month Day start: 1
Month Day finish: 11
Month start: March
Month finish: March

Those three should get you what you’re looking for.

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Thanks so much. The documentation was not very explicit on this.

Here is another scenario. what happens when I have have my start and finish times in reverse, like this:

Time to start: 7am
Time to finish: 8pm
Week Day start: *
Week Day finish: *
Month Day start: 12
Month Day finish: 10
Month start: January
Month finish: January

Is this an exclusive rule? will this run every day except 10, 11, 12?

Christopher, did you get this figured out? I’ve not reversed the start and finish like that, so I’m not sure what to expect. You might try it with the times reversed so you can watch it happen in a reasonable amount of time. That should answer what you can expect when the dates are reversed like that.

Doing a little testing, I believe I am correct with the exclusion rule.

I set a time group to:
Time to start: 3pm
Time to finish: 1pm
everything else as a wild card

I applied this to a time condition where, if it is matched it would run a text to speech that says “you are in the time condition”, and “you are not in the time condition” when it does not match. I then made an extension where “Optional Destinations” are set to this time condition.

The time is now 2pm, I called the modified extension and get:
you are not in the time condition

after 3pm, i get:
you are in the time condition

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