Running AppConnect Recipes: Tasks


A task is a unit of work that occurs every time a Recipe performs an action that requires compute resources. Every time a Recipe invokes an action provided by a connector counts as one task. This includes actions done with all connectors, including AppConnect utilities (eg. Lookup tables, Variables by Workato).

A Recipe job may consist of multiple tasks. The number of tasks executed in a job depends on the data of the specific trigger event and the Recipe logic.

Task rules

In general, all successfully run actions in a job are counted as tasks and failed actions are not counted.

  • All successfully run actions in ‘called’ Recipe will be counted

  • All successfully run actions via jobs rerun (e.g. UI, API, Recipe ops) are counted

  • Successfully run actions in a failed job are counted i.e. if job fails at step 5, step 1-4 are counted

Task counting

Steps in a Recipe with all the following apps are counted as tasks:

  • Platform connectors

  • Custom connectors (Installed from the Community Library/customer-built)

  • AppConnect utilities (JSON parser, Variables, Lookup tables etc.)

The following table shows a breakdown of how tasks are counted with the different Recipe steps:




Will not be counted as a Task

Trigger conditions

Will not be counted as a Task

Search/Create/Update/Get/Upsert/Lookup etc.

Task is incremented by 1 for each of these Actions

Actions in repeat (for each loop)

The Task is incremented by 1 for every action in the loop.

Control statement (If, Error monitor, stop)

Will not be counted as a Task

Batch/bulk operations

Task is incremented by 1

Callable Recipes

If a Recipe is called successfully, the call to the Recipe will be counted as a Task. Thereafter, in the child job created, the actions in the Recipe called will be counted as tasks.

Rerunning jobs

All tasks done in rerun jobs are counted as tasks.


The examples for how tasks may be counted in Recipes are as follows:



Total Tasks per job = 3 (Step 1 + Step 2 + Step 3)


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