Http Request Retry on Fail not work when `Continue` is set onError

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Hi, I with HttpRequest component, I tried to add Retry on Fail and On Error is Continue.
But seem it not work, the retry on fail only work if I set Stop Workflow in OnError

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It looks like your topic is missing some important information. Could you provide the following if applicable.

  • n8n version:
  • Database (default: SQLite):
  • n8n EXECUTIONS_PROCESS setting (default: own, main):
  • Running n8n via (Docker, npm, n8n cloud, desktop app):
  • Operating system:

Try using Continue with error output.

My guess that its not working is because setting error to continue makes the node act as “never fail” officially.

I tried the Continue with error output. but the retry not work also. Sometime I got issue with DNS, that why I wanna try the retry before return errror :frowning:

If you are using Continue with Error output / Continue, then you have to check for the errors and behave accordingly (e.g. run the node again, or process it in another way)