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What is a Workflow Execution Timeout?

A Workflow Execution Timeout is the maximum time that a Workflow Execution can be executing (have an Open status) including retries and any usage of Continue As New.

Workflow Execution Timeout period

Workflow Execution Timeout period

The default value is ∞ (infinite). If this timeout is reached, the Workflow Execution changes to a Timed Out status. This timeout is different from the Workflow Run Timeout. This timeout is most commonly used for stopping the execution of a Temporal Cron Job after a certain amount of time has passed.