This action allows the user to remove the normal conditions or dependencies required for a step to run. The default condition is "Previous step completed successfully" unless it was edited (see here for more on step dependencies). This action can only be performed while the process is running.
This action 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 successfully, which is not the case in this example.
- Click the three dots next to the step that you want to release dependencies for. Here we have selected step 3.2 Copy cell formulas.
- Select "Release step dependencies" from the contextual menu.