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CRM 4 Workflows limitations and impact of volume RRS feed

  • Question

  • Two questions together that are related

    1. Is there any material difference between wait and timout when used to check for the passage of time?
    2. Is there a limitation to the number of workflows that may be in a wait state? I am looking at a workflow that has a long wait period which will lead to in excess of 200,000 workflows in the wait state at any point in time.

    Thanks in advance
    RF
    Friday, December 18, 2009 2:54 PM

Answers

  • Workflow-Timeout is an option you can select when you pick the 'wait condition' option. There is no Workflow-Wait option so I'm not sure what you mean. In reference to the timeout though, yes, this is used to wait until a period of time has passed or until a value meets the requirement.

    As for the limitation, the only limitation I know about is in regarding to the hardware of the server. 200,000 are a lot of workflows to be running. you might want to consider alternative options such as windows services.

    Leon Tribe
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    • Proposed as answer by Leon TribeMVP Monday, December 21, 2009 11:09 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Tuesday, December 22, 2009 3:22 PM
    Monday, December 21, 2009 11:09 PM

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  • Hi Burton,

    There is a material to talk about workflows in general.

    You should read this article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/es-pe/library/cc151140(en-us).aspx

    You can dowload it throught this link : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=82E632A7-FAF9-41E0-8EC1-A2662AAE9DFB&displaylang=en



    Jimmy Larrauri
    Friday, December 18, 2009 3:58 PM
    Moderator
  • Workflow-Timeout is an option you can select when you pick the 'wait condition' option. There is no Workflow-Wait option so I'm not sure what you mean. In reference to the timeout though, yes, this is used to wait until a period of time has passed or until a value meets the requirement.

    As for the limitation, the only limitation I know about is in regarding to the hardware of the server. 200,000 are a lot of workflows to be running. you might want to consider alternative options such as windows services.

    Leon Tribe
    Want to hear me talk about all things CRM? Check out my blog http://leontribe.blogspot.com/ or hear me tweet @leontribe
    • Proposed as answer by Leon TribeMVP Monday, December 21, 2009 11:09 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jim Glass Jr Tuesday, December 22, 2009 3:22 PM
    Monday, December 21, 2009 11:09 PM