Automation Timeout

Automations have a time limit. Know how it works and when you're likely to hit it.

Synchronous automations

When you're running synchronous automations, there's a 30 second limit for automations to run. Do note that this is a time limit for the whole sequence of automations, not only the specific trigger you're writing.

So imagine you have a trigger that works like this:

  1. When a record is updated in Sales, creates a record in Receivables.

And you also have a trigger that works like this:

  1. When a record is created in Receivables, creates a Task for the AR Clerk.

This means automation (1) will activate automation (2), and the time limit from start of (1) to end of (2) as a whole is 30 seconds, not 60 seconds.

This may not seem like a lot, but automations are super quick! Timeouts are usually only a problem for super extensive automations (such as creating hundreds of installments at once or importing data from a file).

Asynchronous automations

In case you're running asynchronous automations, there's a considerably larger time limit of 900 seconds (15 min) before timeouts.

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