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WF "wait for field change" - timer interval

  Asked By: Bennie    Date: Jan 15    Category: MOSS    Views: 7827

At some deep level, SPD WF condition "wait for field change" must set a timer
for some interval, wait, and then check the field, and then loop. Does anyone
know the timer interval? Seconds, minutes, hours? And what exact question do I
ask our sys admins to find the setting for our MOSS site?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Katelynn Donovan     Answered On: Jan 15

What's the underlying problem here?

Answer #2    Answered By: Geraldine Slater     Answered On: Jan 15

I really do not know, am gasping at straws.

I simply want WF2 to run when WF1 is finished and only then. Both WF1 & WF2
change/set columns in a row of the list of action. The event for WF1 is "on

1) if I use "wait for condition" in WF2, it never finishes waiting
2) if instead, I use an "if condition" in WF2 (say if WF1 completed), then WF2
must be on the "on change" event, and now, WF2 will run for ANY change  in the
row, not just the one instance of WF1.

Because of this, I feel that "wait for change" is buggy, or no one understands
it, or no one can explain it in sufficient detail.

Therefore, I was thinking perhaps our server timer  interval is out of wack. The
"wait for change" concept can only be implemented (at deepest level  inside the
guts of WWFF product) by a timer and looping to check  for the condition.

Answer #3    Answered By: Gail Richmond     Answered On: Jan 15

I'm no SPD expert but I think it does it one of 2 ways:
1.) It looks at the timer  (delay) interval  of your SPD workflow
2.) It looks at the Sharepoint Services Timer service

Maybe this technet article will help:

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