# Error notification emails
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Jobs may encounter errors when trying to fetch trigger events, or when trying to carry out an action. This article briefly explains trigger errors and actions errors, and covers Workato's error notification policy and how it handles recipes that run into consecutive errors.
# Trigger errors
Trigger errors occur when the recipe tries to retrieve trigger events by polling the trigger app. The recipe might fail to retrieve trigger events in the following cases:
- When the connection becomes invalid and the recipe is unable to connect successfully to the app. Usually results in an unauthorized error message.
- When the connected user does not have the right permissions to retrieve the trigger events. Usually results in an unauthorized error message.
- When the recipe makes an API call that is broken, such as due to a schema change in the app that wasn't reflected in the recipe via a schema refresh.
- When the recipe makes an API call that times out while waiting for the trigger events. This is usually transient, such as the API server might be experiencing temporary downtime.
- When the trigger filters put in place are logically incorrect, such as when a null value is checked against an integer. In such cases, the trigger filters will need to be fixed before the recipe can run properly.
# Trigger warnings
When a trigger error is met, the recipe will surface a trigger warning, but continue to poll for trigger events. No failed jobs will be reflected on the jobs report, because no jobs were created - the recipe was unable to even retrieve any trigger events to be processed.
In the following case, a trigger warning was raised because the schema recorded in the recipe did not match the schema in the app. The warning suggests refreshing the schema as a way to resolve the trigger error, and further details of the error can be seen when expanded.
Trigger warning surfaced on the recipe due to outdated schema that needs refreshing
# Recipes stopped by Workato
When the recipe has encountered 60 trigger errors, it will be stopped by Workato automatically under the assumption that there's a critical, non-transient error with the trigger configuration or connection that needs to be fixed.
Recipe stopped due to 60 trigger errors
An email notification will be sent to the Workato account owner when a recipe is stopped due to 60 trigger errors.
# Action errors
Action errors occur when the recipe tries to carry out an action (create a new lead record or search for a specific account in Salesforce) and fails to do so. Actions might fail in the following cases:
- An invalid input was provided to the app. For example, a number was expected for an invoice subtotal amount but a string (text) was passed in instead, or the values "High", "Medium" and "Low" were expected, but the value "Normal" was passed in instead
- An input was required, but when the job was carried out, a null value was passed into the field
In cases of action errors, the Input tab shows the data passed into the action, while the Output tab usually shows the error message. You can usually figure out what's wrong by checking the data in the input tab.
Action error as shown in job details page
# Recipes stopped by Workato
When the recipe encounters 5 successive action errors that are identified by Workato as an unauthorized error, rate limit error or schema error, the recipe will be stopped by Workato automatically under the assumption that there's a critical, non-transient error with the action configuration or connection that needs to be fixed.
# Error notifications
Workato sends email notifications to the Workato account owner by default when error occurs.
# Notification policy
There are certain rules that determine when an email is sent:
- Email is sent when a recipe encounters a certain type of error for the first time. Subsequent errors of the same type that occur for that same recipe in the following 1 hour will not generate an email notification.
- Email is sent whenever a recipe is stopped by Workato.
Error notification email example
# Customizing notification recipients
By default, the error notifications are always sent only to the Workato account owner. But if you have a team or consultants monitoring the integrations for you, you can always add their emails to be notified as well.
You can do so by going to Account settings > Email notifications and editing the Error notifications field. Add multiple emails by using comma as a separator.
Configure and customize how and from what projects you want to receive the error notifications
# Receive error notifications for select projects
By default, error notifications are sent for all the recipes in all the projects. The
Receive error notifications only from specific projects toggle provides greater flexibility to our customers on receiving notifications from recipes that matter to them.
Select projects containing the recipes you want to receive error notifications for
All projects are selected by default to send error notifications. Deselect each project which contains the recipes for which you do not want to receive error notifications from.
Deselect the project containing the recipes you do not want to receive error notifications for