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Workflow does not proceed when user successfully approves a task

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The Workflow does not proceed to the next activity when the user successfully approves a task.


This issue can occur when there are trailing space(s) found in the destination user's ActionerName in the [Server].[Actioner] table.

Troubleshooting Steps

To resolve this issue, kindly perform the following steps:

1. Open the Server.Actioner table and locate the record for the destination user, using the query below:

Select ActionerName from [K2].[Server].[Actioner] where ActionerName = '<Replace with user's FQN>'

2. Under the ActionerName column, copy the name onto a notepad and check whether there are any trailing space(s).

3. If there are, you can trim the trailing space(s) by executing the following query.

Update [K2].[Server].[Actioner] Set [ActionerName] = LTRIM(RTRIM([ActionerName])) Where ID = [ActionerID]
Please remember to make a backup of the K2 Database prior to making any modification, in case of a need to rollback.

To prevent the issue from happening again, please check the Destination user setup in your workflow design. An Inline Function > Text > Trim function can be used in the Destination Rule to intercept and remove any trailing space(s) before the task gets assigned and written to the [Server].[Actioner] table.