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Issue

Workflow with Reference Event works fine when starting manually but fails when started via workflow schedule.
The following error appears: "An Error occurred while parsing EntityName"

This issue occurs mainly when you have a Choice SharePoint column with a Ampersand in the name and you then create a reference off that in the workflow.

Symptoms

The Workflow fails to start from workflow schedules and fails with the error: "An Error occurred while parsing EntityName."

Resolution

This is a product bug.

Workarounds:
1. Rename the column and remove the ampersand.
2. Create a new Workflow and use a call sub workflow event to call the actual workflow that needs to be started and add the new workflow to the schedules.