Automations have a time limit. Know how it works and when you're likely to hit it.
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:
- When a record is updated in Sales, creates a record in Receivables.
And you also have a trigger that works like this:
- 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).
In case you're running asynchronous automations, there's a considerably larger time limit of 900 seconds (15 min) before timeouts.
Updated almost 2 years ago