Add Error Handling to UpdateItem
Looping through many or all of the items in a library is a common development requirement. A typical workflow might be a Query List followed by a For Each loop that contains UpdateItem.
Sometimes the UpdateItem might fail for reasons like the item is checked out.
There should be a way for the workflow to continue to the next item if the update fails and not have the workflow fail.
Alexey Krasheninnikov commented
Hi Admin, how's the review going since January 2014?
Mark Uden commented
This would be a great help to allow workflows to intelligently cope with problems rather than fail completely.
In my experience, the error tends to occur after the Update Item task, normally when the workflow is less busy and gets around to doing the update (or if you insert a Commit Pending Actions task), so the error handling would have to cope with that.
It would be great to have some options: e.g. retry 3 times at 30 minute intervals; wait until check in; skip this task.