Strange cron activites

Describe the issue/error/question

Hi Everyone!

I use #cron module in my workflow and i dont understand why running every 5’ minutes with the following settings:

What is the error message (if any)?

No any relavant log messages (on debug level).

Please share the workflow

my cron module settings:

I also tried with six digit format (seconds minutes … etc) with same result.

Information on your n8n setup

  • n8n version: 0.186.1
  • Database you’re using (default: SQLite): sqlite (default)
  • Running n8n with the execution process [own(default), main]: default
  • Running n8n via [Docker, npm,, desktop app]: docker

Hi @Marcell_Zambo, welcome to the community!

I am sorry to hear you’re having trouble. The cron node uses the cron package which should support both the five and the six value patterns.

So I’ve created the below workflow to test the behaviour you have reported:

My workflow is using the Europe/Berlin time zone, so the first execution should be at 16:00 my time, matching your pattern */5 16-23 * * 1-5.

So far it didn’t look like my workflow runs every 5 minutes but I’ll keep an eye on that over the next days. Is there any chance this might have just been a time zone problem? Which time zone do you currently have configured for your workflow? You can check this in the workflow settings like so:


Hi Jim,

Thanx your answer!

Hi @Marcell_Zambo, is it working for you now? :smiley:

Because it was for me so far - no more executions since 09:00 today (Monday/day 1 of the week) for example: