Avoid throttling

Throttling is one of the biggest issues caused by poor design of workflows. Throttling is done by SharePoint Online to manage fair use of resources and in the context of Nintex for Office 365, throttling can impact the app or single workflow instances. Some of the main causes of workflow throttling are given below:

Best practices to follow to avoid throttling

  • Identify and remove workflows that are designed to do any of the following:
    • Retrieve information from hundreds of SharePoint items.
    • Update hundreds of SharePoint items.
  • Split large workflows into smaller sub workflows with fewer actions. This reduces the number of requests from a workflow instance. For more information about splitting workflows, see Splitting large workflows.