5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 5:43 PM by TIMHOIBERG RSS

Can't see scheduled time when a workflow has been rescheduled at an Approval point

TIMHOIBERG Sprinter
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I have a few workflows that have been created to allow DBAs and admins in other areas of my company to run workflows to create their own storage. These workflows run through a few precheck commands to find the best array/aggr/vFiler to provision the storage on. They then hit an approval point to allow me to check the user inputs are all correct, and then reschedule it to run during a designated change window. However, when they get rescheduled the scheduled time doesn't appear in the execution status window where it normally should. I'm assuming this is an internal WFA issue, is it possible to get it fixed for the next release? Not being able to see when these workflows will run makes it hard to space the execution times out and perform other WFA maintenance tasks.

  • Re: Can't see scheduled time when a workflow has been rescheduled at an Approval point
    tanzim NetApp Employee Sprinter
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    Hi Tim,

     

    I have recreated the scenario that you have mentioned above and see a potential issue.

    Please validate the steps(simplified) that i have adopted:

    1. Execute a workflow with an approval point.
    2. Wait for the status of the workflow to change to "Waiting For Approval". This is viewed in the execution status window.
    3. Select the "Approve and Resume" option for the workflow (opens a new pop-up window).
    4. Within the "Options" section, choose a new date and time for execution.
    5. Click on "Approve and Resume".This displays a corresponding success message with the workflow re-scheduled.
    6. ISSUE : The "Scheduled For" entry against this workflow execution instance does not reflect the new time (it is empty).

     

    Regards,

    Tanzim

  • Re: Can't see scheduled time when a workflow has been rescheduled at an Approval point
    kandati NetApp Employee Sprinter
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    Hi Tim,

     

    I hope you would be already knowing this feature, "Preview of a workflow" , but still I'm trying to make point here..!

     

    If you are the executor and your requirement is just to validate that all the user inputs provided are correct and proper resource selection(Array/Aggr/vFiler) is happening based on that, then you can simply rely on this preview feature, which actually gives you a good idea of, how workflow execution would be, like the parameters used/resource selection/command execution based on the condition etc..!

     

    Just to add to Tanzim's post,  the other workaround for your case is, you can find the rescheduled time in the "History" Tab of a execution window of each individual workflow..!

     

    Hope this helps..!

     

    Warm Regards

    Sivaprasad K

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