Combine cron with item update rule

Hi guys,

maybe noob question, but …

How do I combine a cron based rule with when Item received update rule

Means, I just want to exceute the rule, which is triggered with a update of an item just between 7 - 17.
How is that possible to do ?

Trigger from the item update and check the current time in the rule action before doing anything else. The rule will still trigger during 7 - 17 time period but it won’t do anything if the current time is not in that range.

If you are likely to develop several similar rules involving time periods, you may find this approach useful