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Topic Title: WorkFlow Running More Than One Instance At A Time
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Created On: 02/15/2016 07:02 AM
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 WorkFlow Running More Than One Instance At A Time   - StuartNelson - 02/15/2016 07:02 AM  
 WorkFlow Running More Than One Instance At A Time   - Leonard Amabile - 02/16/2016 07:26 AM  
 WorkFlow Running More Than One Instance At A Time   - StuartNelson - 02/16/2016 07:54 AM  
 WorkFlow Running More Than One Instance At A Time   - Alex Escalante - 03/02/2016 06:57 AM  
 WorkFlow Running More Than One Instance At A Time   - StuartNelson - 03/03/2016 03:35 AM  
 WorkFlow Running More Than One Instance At A Time   - Justin Aucoin - 03/07/2016 10:50 AM  
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StuartNelson
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I have a WorkFlow set up with a simple Schedule Condition as a trigger for the process. The process gets instructions from a database and executes them as part of a cycle through various Tasks in the WorkFlow.

My problem is that if I, say, set it to trigger every two minutes and it has several instructions queued up which happen to take more than two minutes to run then it's triggering again in the background while the first instance is still running. So this is causing problems.

Navigating to the WorkFlow, double clicking on it, then going into:

-Default Task Properties (OPTION SECTION)

-Priorities (DOUBLE CLICKED ON)

-Run task if the number of running instances of this task is below the threshold (OPTION SELECTED)

-Running instances threshold (SET TO 1)

-If the condition is not initially met (SUB OPTION SECTION)

-Do not run task (OPTION SELECTED)

My thinking is this should only allow one insance of the WorkFlow to run at the same time. But despite this it still triggers a new instance of the WorkFlow every two minutes.

I understand that the above options are under "Default Task Properties" and I'm guessing it's not solved my problem as they relate to Tasks within my WorkFlow maybe?

But even if this is the case, surely there is an option somewhere to apply a similar restriction to the overall WorkFlow itself?

 

Using BPA Server 9 on Windows XP.



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