I have tried to create a smart group for the contact who's birthday is today and send an email via civirules, but search builder doesn't have option to set the date as "Today".

Is there any alternative way to achieve this?

Just wondering if anyone has worked on a similar flow and give a hint please?


I would not use a smart group, but use the "Individual has birthday" trigger that is included in CiviRules?


The scheduled reminders functionally works nicely with any date field. -

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If you use Adv Search then you can get the Today option on the birth date. Your question doesn't explain why it needs to be via Search Builder hence 'using Adv Search' seems to be a valid answer to 'is there an alternative way'.

  • Thanks! I was thinking too far ahead but didnt realise that adv search has that option already. – Tapash Jun 15 '20 at 21:14
  • On a second thought, it still doesnt give me a feasible option to create a workflow for email. Birthday “today” doesnt really pullup any result. Because it’s looking for a actual date with year. Whereas I am looking for a month and date rather. Then it would be possible to complete the sending email flow. – Tapash Jun 15 '20 at 21:20
  • does the answer here help you at all civicrm.stackexchange.com/a/2307/96 – petednz - fuzion Jun 16 '20 at 1:07

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