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What is a Workflow Id?

A Workflow Id is a customizable, application-level identifier for a Workflow Execution that is unique to an Open Workflow Execution within a Namespace.

A Workflow Id is often a business-level customer ID or order ID.

A Workflow Id Reuse Policy can be used to manage whether a Workflow Id can be re-used.

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It is never possible for a new Workflow Execution to spawn with the same Workflow Id as another Open Workflow Execution. An attempt to spawn a Workflow Execution with a Workflow Id that is the same as the Id of a currently Open Workflow Execution results in a "Workflow execution already started" error.