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Timeouts when attaching a document


During the execution of a workflow involving a SharePoint library, K2 for SAP and an External Web Service, a ?request timed out? error is encountered. Client is trying to pinpoint where. According to a SAP consultant the document does get uploaded although they receive a timeout. Client already increased the timeout according to this article:


From reviewing the K2 Hostserver Log file, the following error was observed: "An error occurred in the [ExternalWebServices] Service Instance. The operation has timed out". This indicated a timeout occurring on the External Web Services used by a SmartObject.


The client was requested to increase the "executionTimeout" and "maxRequestLength" value in the Web Servive web.config file. e.g.

Please see the following Microsoft Documentation for reference:

After the limits were increased, the issue was resolved.

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‎01-27-2017 01:54 AM
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