I have encountered this before, but cannot remember how I resolved it. I must delete and reimport the workflow, I will.
My start settings are set so that the workflow will run when an item is created. When I create an item, the workflow starts, but it just stalls and says "Starting" and never progresses. I left it overnight and checked the next morning and nothing. When I cancel and start the workflow manually, it starts.
Any ideas what is going on here? Like I said, I encountered this before, but it's been a long time and I can't remember why it happened, where it happened, or how it was resolved.
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Hi Andrea Pasutti
Check whether you are using any "pause until" or " pause for " WF actions .. This will stall your WF instance. Also check for any conditional start options. Your scenario seems strange, as , please post screen shots so as to have deep dive.,
Bashya Rajan A
Bashya Rajan A
are you on O365 or on-premises?
If on-premises, could you check if Workflow timer job is stuck? Could you restart timer service? If it gets hung, it could be a reason of a non starting workflow (automatic start is based on event handler and timer job I think..)
I also regularly get this. I also have not yet pin pointed the cause of this to an exact cause. I have noticed though that this happens often on a new site where the Nintex Workflow features have just been activated and all I do to fix this is to terminate the first workflow that goes into "starting" mode and then manually start the workflow on that item again. This resolves it for me (Sharepoint 2010).
I do have a pause action at the top of my workflow, but the workflow technically doesn't start, so I'm not sure what use the pause is doing in this scenario.
Screenshots coming up.
I added a document, no conditional start settings, this is the workflow history:
And when I click "Workflows" on the ribbon:
And when I click "Starting" in the screenshot above: