General Error Workflow [Not Working]


I have several Workflows set up and they are all working fine. I’m also quite familiar with n8n by now, however I can’t seem to get an Error Flow triggered. I followed all steps … Create an Error flow and activate it in the Settings of a flow.

I don’t know why nothing is triggering or happening.

What is the error message (if any)?

There are no error messages. It simply doesn’t trigger it. How can I debug it.

Please share your workflow

Share the output returned by the last node


Information on your n8n setup

  • n8n version: Version 0.217.2
  • Database (default: SQLite):
  • n8n EXECUTIONS_PROCESS setting (default: own, main):
  • Running n8n via Docker
  • Operating system: Linux

How did you test it? Error Workflows do only get called for production executions, not manual ones. Could that be the issue?

Hi Jan, thank you for getting back. That could totally be it … what’s the best way of testing? Doing a cronjob every 2 min or something similar?

I’m gonna try it now!

Would be great if there would be a toggle in the error flow settings (trigger on manual executions). Jsut a thought.

It works.

So basically added the “Schedule” node and triggered the workflow every minute. Error Workflow was triggered perfectly fine.

Not really sure why I didn’t realise that one. Thanks again!

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Agree, we could do a better job to make that clearer and easier testable!

Glad to hear that it works now.

Have fun!

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