This step removes the normal conditions or dependencies required for a step to run while the process is running. The default condition is "Previous step completed successfully" unless it was edited (see here for more on step dependencies).
This step is useful for continuing a run (without stopping and modifying the step) from a particular step when another step has caused the process to stop indefinitely. For example, it can resolve a halted process due to a failed step and continue the process after the failed step.
We will use the following running process as an example in this tutorial. Notice that step 3.1 Run Excel Calculation Model 2 has failed and step 3.2 Copy cell formulas is waiting for step 3.1 to successfully complete before running.
In order to run step 3.2 without modifying and restarting the process, we must release step dependencies in step 3.2. This is because the condition to start running the step is for the previous step to have completed successful, which is not the case in this example.
- Right click the step that you want to release dependencies for. Here we have selected step 3.2 Copy cell formulas.
- Select "Release dependencies for this step" from the contextual menu.