Pausing, resuming, and canceling workflows

Once a workflow has been started, it proceeds step by step toward completion, as long as individual participants fulfill their assignments, mark them as completed or not completed, approve or deny requests, etc. The workflow will not stop running until it completes successfully, encounters an error or exception that causes it to fail, or is manually paused or canceled.

If you are the owner, or have been granted the Manage permission by the owner (see Workflow permissions) you can cancel, pause, and resume workflows. If you pause a workflow instance, you can resume it at any time. If you cancel the workflow instance, it cannot be resumed, and will need to be restarted as a new instance.

You can use Asset Lifecycle Manager's Design console to pause, resume, or cancel all currently-executing instances of a workflow. To pause, resume, or cancel individual instances of a workflow, you will use Asset Lifecycle Manager's Web console.

To pause, resume, or cancel all currently-running instances of a workflow
  1. In the navigation pane's Process tab, open the Workflows panel.
  2. Right-click the workflow and click Pause all open workflow instances, Resume all paused workflow instances, Cancel all open workflow instances.
  3. Click OK to confirm that you want to pause, cancel, or resume all instances of the workflow.
To pause, resume, or cancel an individual instance of a workflow
  1. In the Web console, open the Process tab.
  2. In the Process tab, open the Reports panel.
  3. At the bottom of the Reports panel, click View open requests.
  4. Click the Workflow ID you want.
  5. Click the Pause, Resume, or Cancel button.

Whenever a workflow is canceled, paused, or resumed, an entry is added to the workflow's audit history.

When a workflow is paused: