When an Automation Process is running, if I make changes manually, for example to change the Status of a Job, will this break the Automation?
The Automation Process will continue running and apply the steps.
However, what is applied and processed after the change is made depends on what the Process does and the changes that are made while the Process is running.
- If a change is made to the steps in the Process, the steps that were originally set when the process started are applied, not the changed step. For example, it the Process originally had a step that created an email with "Draft in Outlook" and this is changed to "Draft in FYI", if the Process is already in progress it will not retrospectively use the new setting. Also, re-running the process after making the change will use the settings in the original step and it will not use the changes setting.
- If a change is made to the data, it will depend if the step has already been applied. For example, if a Process has selected certain Jobs using a view based on a Job's Status, and the Status is changed while the Process is running, the Jobs may already have been selected. So an update may be applied to a Job that was included in a view using the previous Status before it was changed.