Unable to open or edit Workflow, receive message “To execute this type of workflow you need to switch to the Release Automation perspective.”


Article ID: 88117


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CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine


Error Message :
To execute this type of workflow you need to switch to the Release Automation perspective.

After upgrading from Automation Engine (AE) version 9 to version 12, without an Automic Release Automation (ARA) installation on the system, when attempting to open or edit a Workflow using the Automic Web Interface (AWI) an error message similar to the one below is displayed.


2017-05-22 10:44:43,228 pool-2-thread-2181 [ERROR] UC4:1000/ABCDEF/ABC 0 0000000143275379 +944 [controls.messageprovider.MessageProvider] - Error message shown to user: To execute this type of workflow you need to switch to the Release Automation perspective. 
java.lang.Exception: object not executable: is application workflow 
at com.uc4.ecc.ae.commons.service.UC4ObjectExecutorService.verifyObjectIsExecutable(UC4ObjectExecutorService.java:464) ~[na:na] 
at com.uc4.ecc.ae.commons.service.UC4ObjectExecutorService.verifyObjectIsExecutable(UC4ObjectExecutorService.java:445) ~[na:na] 
at com.uc4.ecc.ae.commons.service.UC4ObjectExecutorService.lambda$null$124(UC4ObjectExecutorService.java:560) ~[na:na] 
at com.uc4.ecc.ae.commons.controls.async.prompts.commands.ExecuteBaseRequestCommand.execute(ExecuteBaseRequestCommand.java:65) ~[na:na] 
at com.uc4.ecc.ae.commons.controls.prompts.requestexecutor.PromptEnabledXRequestExecutionController$1.load(PromptEnabledXRequestExecutionController.java:114) ~[na:na] 
at com.uc4.ecc.ae.commons.controls.prompts.requestexecutor.PromptEnabledXRequestExecutionController$1.load(PromptEnabledXRequestExecutionController.java:109) ~[na:na] 
at com.uc4.ecc.framework.core.async.BaseRequestCoordinator$1$1.call(BaseRequestCoordinator.java:214) ~[na:na] 
at com.uc4.ecc.framework.core.pool.ContextAwareExecutorService$CallableImplementation.call(ContextAwareExecutorService.java:72) ~[na:na] 
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:266) [na:1.8.0_60] 
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142) [na:1.8.0_60] 
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617) [na:1.8.0_60] 
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745) [na:1.8.0_60]



Cause type:
Root Cause: Due to a bug in v9, the Workflows have the JPA_WFType field set to 1 in the database which sets the Wftype to Application causing the issue.


OS Version: N/A


Contact Automic Support and reference this article and a database script can be provided to correct the issue.

The script will contain the necessary update statements to set the jpa_wftype field to the correct value in the database.


Fix Status: No Fix

Fix Version(s):

Additional Information

Workaround :
Use the Java User Interface to open or edit the Workflows.