When using a secure SQL variable (SQL_SEC), the version and last modified time increase even if there are no changes to the variable.
1.) Within a workflow, have a JOBS with a promptset.
2.) From the workflow task properties, reference a SEC_SQL variable. Ex:
3.) Execute the workflow.
Job runs successfully, no changes to the variable
Job runs successfully, variable modified count is updated.
Release : 12.3
Component : AUTOMATION ENGINE
This will be resolved in a future release of the product.