Triggering I/O from unix time stamps

Hi,

I'm relatively new to this, so apologies in advance.

I'm polling an API and storing a few time stamps and converting them to Unix to do basic calculations. What I would like to do is have an I/O triggered when the current time is 24 hours prior to the stored timestamp.

I'm able get the values and see them in the debug nodes but storing them to call or compare is proving to be difficult:

sysTime = Date.now()
startTimeTwentyFour = msg.TFhourStart
while (msg.eventid !== null)
    if (sysTime >= startTimeTwentyFour){
      trigger = 1;
    } else {
      trigger = 0;}
    
return msg;

I'm probably doing something obviously wrong, but can't seem to figure it out. How can I pass the trigger value??

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I can't import your flow at the moment so I can only look at the function code you posted above.

You are setting a variable called trigger (though I don't see a declaration for it, not sure if this is an error in itself).
That variable only exists within this function node, and only while it is processing the current message, you can't use it elsewhere in the flow.

Possible solutions include:
Make trigger part of the message object
msg.trigger = 1
Store the value in context variables - "global" or "flow" in scope
flow.set('trigger', 1) (Be careful with this because another message arriving at this node might change the value before you have finished with it)

Thanks, will give it a shot and report back!