Tip #123: Waiting for Godo in CRM workflows

This week’s tips all seem to be about workflows and here is an old favorite of mine. I always found it interesting how non-intuitive wording around Timeout condition pushed majority of developers to use rather convoluted but easier to read and understand Wait conditions when a workflow needs to be paused for a fixed duration.

For example, if workflow needs to be paused for 1 day, a large number of CRM developers would create something involving process execution time:

Wait 1 day condition

Stop it.

Timeout property of the process allows for one extra condition called Duration
Duration condition

and, when selected, condition becomes easy to read and understand without doing any mental gymnastics:
Wait 1 day with timeout

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