Bug Report: Relaunching Failures



  • Sushma Chaluvadi

    Thanks for the report Jett,

    We will take a look and get back to you with any updates!

  • Sushma Chaluvadi


    We have isolated what is happening. In this example, I have submitted a Workflow named hello-world that outputs a string "test-outputs":


    and the Job History tab shows this submission as successful. Note the name of the submission wdl-testing/hello-world:

    Then, I go back to the Workflow and make changes in it that require me to press "Save" - thus modifying the Workflow. When I run the Workflow again and check the Job History you can see that the first submission's name has changed with some random text appended at the end. 

    If it had not finished successfully with the "Done" and instead had failed and given me the option to "Relaunch Failures", I would press the button and get the same error that you received. This is because the Workflow was modified since I submitted the first Workflow with different configurations. 

    You should be able to go back and manually set up the Workflow to re-run the first failed run as a workaround. We have a ticket generated to look into this behavior and hope to get back to you with an update soon.


  • Liudmila Elagina

    Hello Sushma,

    This error is not because configurations were changed. I reported this error before (https://support.terra.bio/hc/en-us/community/posts/360043380192-Error-invalid-input-while-launching-workflow). I still encounter it without changing configurations. It seems on the forum it was suggested that workflow's names should not have dots (.). However, this pipeline launches without any problem through the Tool tab in the workspace but fails when trying to re-launch failures.

    Can you test it with the workflow that has dot in it's name?

    Thank you,


  • Sushma Chaluvadi

    Hi Luda,

    Will definitely test it with the same workflow that you reported but I wanted to clarify that "changing configuration" means modifying anything that requires the button press on "Save". Can you confirm that between launching analysis, analysis failing, and pressing Relaunch, the Workflow was not at all modified in any way?

    I would like to add all pertinent details to the bug report.

  • Liudmila Elagina

    Yes, I confirm that I didn't modify configurations between launches.

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