You can define how errors in a specific workflow element are handled during a workflow run by adding an error handler to the workflow element. You can add an error handler only to workflow elements that do not have a specified error path.

Before you begin

  • Create a workflow.

  • Open the workflow for editing in the workflow editor.

  • Add some elements to the workflow schema.

About this task


Workflows that contain a Handle error element are not compatible with Orchestrator 5.5.x or earlier.


  1. Drag a Handle error element to the appropriate element in the workflow schema.

    A dialog box appears.

  2. From the drop-down menu in the dialog box, select how errors should be handled.



    Throw exception

    When an error occurs, an exception is thrown. You can modify the exception binding.

    Call a workflow

    When an error occurs, a selected workflow runs.

    Custom script

    When an error occurs, a custom script runs.

  3. Click Select.


You added an error handler to a workflow. When the workflow reaches this element, it performs the selected action before ending its run.