Integromat processes a scenario execution run in cycles. Each cycle represents an isolated process of a scenario. Even multiple cycles can be executed within one scenario run.

Create archive files in one cycle

To illustrate the difference between a scenario being executed in one and multiple cycles, we will take the example of archiving files.
The trigger is set to collect all files into one folder. The files are then compressed into a zip archive and sent via email.

DropboxWatch files1ArchiveCreate an archive1GmailSend an email1

Create archive files in cycles

By allowing a scenario to run in multiple cycles and setting the trigger to process only one file at a time, you will substantially change the behavior of the scenario. The files will be archived individually and sent separately.

DropboxWatch files3ArchiveCreate an archive3GmailSend an email3