Severity field in workflow properties

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dannycollins
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18-05-2017

Hello,

What is the functional purpose of the "Severity" field in workflow properties (I have v6.1)?

My understanding is that it only has descriptive purpose as described in the documentation. But I'd like to make sure that it won't have any negative impact on my workflows. Can someone confirm this or correct me?

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Danny

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18-05-2017

Hi Danny,

Yes, this field is only for indicative purpose and does not affect the actual execution of the workflow.

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18-05-2017

Hi Danny,

The severity field has a purpose.

When you create a workflow inside Campaigns, it becomes a Campaign workflow. Execution of it is then handled by a parent workflow called Campaign Jobs or operationMgt.

This workflow identified how many concurrent processes it can run based on an option nms_LimitOCncurrency which is by default set to 10.

So, if you have to say 25 processes to be executed, if you wish to have your workflow make the cut, you can set a higher severity so that it can be accommodated in the available pool of 10 concurrent processes.

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22-05-2017

Thanks a lot Vipul for this complete answer!

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Thanks a lot!