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3087206 - "Process exceeded maximum execution time limit" error - Boomi


You are receiving the error "Process exceeded maximum execution time limit" in Boomi for process execution while calling some SuccessFactors endpoint.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Run the Boomi process;
  2. See the error message under Manage > Process Reporting;


The Atom execution time limit was reached. The maximum execution time for SAP-hosted Atoms is 5 minutes.

There are many possible causes for processes take longer than the expected. 

Downloading the Boomi logs (Under Manage > Process Reporting > paper icon) and searching for "caused by" keywords, you can have an idea of the cause.

Some of them are:

  1. High data volume or inefficient Boomi process settings;
  2. API endpoint issues;


Regarding cause 1:

The listener process is not meant for high data volume or complex process where execution time might exceed 5 minutes.

The possible solutions for processing high data volume are:

  • Use Atom queue connector based on these Boomi blogs (link1 link2);
  • Use scheduled process to avoid this time limit, which means switching over from listener to general mode;
  • Running the process in low latency mode (refer to this link);

If your Boomi process is not editable as it is standard (SAP-provided), we recommend you to raise a ticket to LOD-SF-INT-BOM team so they can do the necessary adjustments for you.

Regarding cause 2:

For SuccessFactors API endpoint issues such as "Connection timed out" and "Internal Server Error", we recommend you to raise a ticket to LOD-SF-INT-API team so they can investigate the cause further.


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