Tuesday March 9, 2021


Trouble with Workflow Builder

Issue summary:
On March 9, 2021 from around 5:39 a.m. to 6:27 a.m. PST, some customers experienced issues using Workflow Builder. These issues included seeing an error when using a workflow started by a channel action and not seeing recent changes when modifying a workflow. Some workflow failures succeeded on a retry, while others failed altogether.

These issues were the result of congestion in some areas of the Workflow Builder infrastructure, which also caused the trouble with this feature on March 3, 2021.

As a temporary remediation, we removed this congestion from the affected areas of the infrastructure to allow Workflow Builder to start working as expected. We’re continuing to work to resolve the root cause to prevent this congestion from happening again. We’ve made two changes so far, and we’ve seen a reduction in the amount of congestion due to these changes.

Note: We’ve updated this summary to include specific examples of what the trouble looked like in Slack as well as clarify our remediation steps. We’ve also updated the title.

6:51 PM PST

Customers should no longer be noticing issues when using Workflow Builder. If it’s still not quite right, please try a refresh using CMD/CTRL + R.

Thanks again for your patience and understanding while we fixed this issue. We'll be posting a summary with more details as soon as possible.

6:38 AM PST

Customers may be experiencing issues using Workflow Builder within Slack. We apologize for the disruption. We're investigating and working to resolve this as fast as we can.

6:08 AM PST

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