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confirmed bug in delay activity RRS feed

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  • Everyone,

    I just wanted to let anyone who is battling the delay activity know that buried deep in the sharepoint team's blog, is a comment that confirms the bug. 

    My experience is that the delay activity works fine until an object is persisted to the database.  Once persisted (dehydrated), the delay activity doesn't cause the object to rehydrate.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2006/11/30/developing-workflows-in-vs-part-6-deploy-and-debug-your-workflow.aspx#comments

    the 3rd from last entry from Eilene Hao (a member of the Sharepoint team). 

    # re: Developing Workflows in VS: Part 6 - Deploy and Debug your workflow

    Hi guys, there's a bug on delays at the moment; we're working on a patch that's almost ready.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Sunday, December 03, 2006 4:39 AM by Eilene Hao
     
     
    anyway, now i can sleep at night, and hopefully i saved some of you some pain.
    ta,
     
    jt
    Thursday, December 7, 2006 2:39 AM

Answers

  • This is being investigated and has been assigned a KB number 929816. I don't have an ETA for a public fix but that would appear at this URL once published:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929816 

    In the mean time the bug is only observed when a persistence service is used but unload on idle is false. To avoid it either remove your persistence service or set unload on idle to true. Delay timers will work again once you do this.

    If you have a support agreement with Microsoft you can enquire about a fix directly with your regular contact person as WF is released technology.

    Regards,
    Paul

    Thursday, December 21, 2006 5:08 PM