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Recommended timeout for large workflows

Question asked by bhutim on Jan 30, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 31, 2016 by tomcastiglia

Hi There


I need some help. I have couple of large site workflows when I mean large I mean processing data in the regions of between 1000 and 5000 records. So I would like to know what is the recommended timeout one should set in the web.config in order to allow these workflows to run until they finish?


Mostly my problem is that the workflow runs perfectly and in the middle it throws a failed to start error. I remember I read one of the articles in this community which suggested increasing the timeout in the web.config and we did I am still having the issue.


This is different types of workflows doing different things as example one of them runs through a list of 1000 items and creates an extract on a text file and that's all it does and finally uses web request to drop the file in the library. If I reduce the number of records by maybe classifying a query that will return half the records, it works but as soon I return all the records it fails before it is finished and it throws that failed to start error.


Your help will be appreciated.