I have a workflow that takes the Account Id inserted from an InfoPath form and updates a People column field with it. It will usually work as expected right after I publish the workflow but sequential attempts fail. I can see the value from the Account Id column coming through right everytime.

Usually I get this message in the log if it fails:

The item is currently locked for editing. Waiting for item to be checked in or for the lock to be released.

Versioning is turned off for this form library and I can't find anything significant in the ULS logs. I've also reproduced this issue on 2 servers.

Using the Pause for duration action doesn't help either. Has anyone experienced this issue and have a solution?

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    could you try using the wait for document to be unlocked by document editor action instead of the pause and see if that helps? – Eric Alexander Feb 11 '15 at 20:59
  • That worked like a charm in my dev env. I'm waiting on the staging to release. it's been waiting for a while now tho... – ExceptionLimeCat Feb 11 '15 at 21:45
  • It's been waiting for over 10 mins now! That's too long right? – ExceptionLimeCat Feb 11 '15 at 21:49
  • Seems like that's too long – Eric Alexander Feb 11 '15 at 21:55
  • dev is working like a charm... this is weird – ExceptionLimeCat Feb 11 '15 at 22:00

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