I am uncertain if this question was asked somewhere but atleast I did not find a post that covers it within a few minutes of searching on documentation and stackexchange. Closest question I found

  • Do Automations have a time limit where they will timeout?
    • Can I have multiple (lets say 5 activities that run 20 minutes one after the other) in an automation?
  • Is the time limit for activities really 30minutes or is it 15minutes?
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    I believe the only activities that have limits called out in the documentation are the SSJS activity and the Query activity (30 mins) – Tom Callahan Feb 13 '19 at 15:36
  • Yes, Automations cannot time out - only the pieces inside of them. – Gortonington Feb 13 '19 at 16:25

I have built automations using queries and wait steps, when I need to sync data more often than once every hour. E.g. Query - 10 min wait - Query - 10 min wait... etc. These work flawlessly.

There is a limit of 30 minutes for single queries: https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=000247597&type=1

Similar I also see this limit for Script activities, guessing this applies across all activity types. However I can't find any official documentation on this (other than on Query activities above)

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    I'm fairly certain that limits on activities only apply to script & query. – Tom Callahan Feb 13 '19 at 17:37
  • I also see the other activity types being less prone to long execution times – Lukas Lunow Feb 13 '19 at 17:42

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