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How does the pause work?

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My one minute pauses are sometimes taking up to 5 minutes. Just curious how this works and why it would pause so long?

workflow log showing pauses

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Re: How does the pause work?

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Hi Jeff,

this is a normal behaviour. Pause action will move the workflow to the SharePoint Timer Job. SharePoint Timer job by default runs every 5 minutes. This interval can be changed, but it is not recommended to do so to avoid overload.

Basically what you say is "workflow, wait until timer job runs and the time I specified has passed."

So if you think of a ping every 5 minutes your workflow will add itself to the queue during this period. Thus the workflow will start in between of 1 to 5 minutes, depending on when he hopped on onto the SharePoint Timer Job bus.

Does this make sense?

Best regards


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