Error Workflow Not getting Executed even after the error occured in one of my n8n Workflow

Describe the problem/error/question

I have created a Error Workflow to send a Twilio message if there is an error in my other Workflow.
Even if there is an error in my other workflow(i.e Send_Confirmation_Notifications_MSG_Email_SB), the Error Workflow does not get triggered.

What is the error message (if any)?

There is no error but this Error work flow does not get triggered.

Please share your workflow

(Select the nodes on your canvas and use the keyboard shortcuts CMD+C/CTRL+C and CMD+V/CTRL+V to copy and paste the workflow.)

Share the output returned by the last node

Information on your n8n setup

  • n8n version: - Version 0.209.4( Desktop)
  • Database (default: SQLite):
  • n8n EXECUTIONS_PROCESS setting (default: own, main):
  • Running n8n via (Docker, npm, n8n cloud, desktop app):
  • Operating system: Windows 10


Can you share the other workflow? It may also be worth noting that we have stopped working on n8n Desktop so the version you are using is around 10 months old and a lot has changed since then. It may be worth loking at setting up n8n locally using Docker so you can use the new features and get the latest bug fixes.

Please find below workflow. But do we need to specify our workflow in Error Workflow for which we are trying to check for errors, or is it that when we create an Error workflow, it works for all workflows?
In case we have to specify or link the Main Workflow for which we ae checking the error then could you please help me with steps.

In below workflow I have deliberately introduced error. Have marked the error node with red arrow.


Yes you need to specify the error workflow for each workflow, This is done in the nodes settings (3 dots on the top right).

We have a blog post here: Creating error workflows in n8n – n8n Blog which covers how to set up an error workflow it could be worth running through it.


Thank Yu @Jon
I missed that part where in I have to link my Error Workflow with the actual workflow.
Now it works.
For all the Users who has the same issue, check the link mentioned by Jon in the above comment and specifically after creating the Error workflow, you need to link your work flow with error workflow which is mention is " Workflow 2: Creating a workflow with an error" → “1. Cron node: Trigger the workflow” section.


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