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ExecuteGPTool step will not run successfully if auto executed during job creation

Question asked by rarbuthnot on Apr 10, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 10, 2015 by nmishra-esristaff

I have an ExecuteGPTool step in my workflow that I want to run immediately after job creation.  This step is running a custom script that will use the JOB_ID to select the Job AOI and use a select by location to select a feature in another feature class that contains attributes that I want to put into my jobs extended properties table(s).  Once the properties are populated it then renames the job based upon those properties.

 

What I have found though is that this step will not execute properly while the same session of Workflow Manager that created the job is open. No matter what I have tried, I must close and reopen Workflow Manager before this step will work properly.  All of the below scenarios have failed:

 

  1. Workflow is set to auto execute upon job creation and steps auto execute during job creation.
  2. Workflow is set to auto execute upon job creation, but doesn't because the job is not assigned to the person creating the job. After the job is created, and assigning it to the user, the step still won't successfully run
  3. Workflow is NOT set to auto execute upon job creation.  After manually starting the workflow, the step still returns failure code.

 

In all three scenarios, if I closed and reopened WMX and then ran the step, it completed successfully.  Any idea what is going on?

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