You can debug elements of a workflow by adding breakpoints to the elements in the workflow schema.

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When a breakpoint is reached, you have several options to continue the debugging process. When you debug an element from the workflow schema, you can view general information about the workflow run, modify the workflow variables, and view log messages.


Log in to the Orchestrator client as a user who can run workflows.


  1. From the drop-down menu in the Orchestrator client, select Design.
  2. Click the Workflows view.
  3. Select a workflow from the workflow library and click the Schema tab.
  4. To add breakpoints to the schema elements that you want to debug, right-click a workflow element and select Toggle breakpoint.

    You can enable or disable the toggled breakpoints.

  5. Click the Debug workflow icon (Debug workflow).

    If the workflow requires input parameters, you must provide them.

  6. When the workflow run is paused after it reaches a breakpoint, select one of the available options.



    Resume workflow Resume

    Resumes the workflow run until another breakpoint is reached.

    Step into workflow element Step into

    Lets you step into a workflow element.


    You cannot step into a nested workflow element when you debug a workflow in the workflow editor.

    Step over workflow element Step over

    Steps over the current element in the schema and pauses the workflow run on the next element.

    Return to upper workflow element Step return

    Exits the workflow element that you have stepped into.

  7. (Optional) From the Breakpoints tab, modify the breakpoints.

    You can enable, disable, or remove existing breakpoints.

  8. (Optional) From the Variables tab, review the variables.

    You can modify the values of some of the variables during the debugging process.