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An execution is a single run of a workflow.

Execution modes#

There are two execution modes:

  • Manual: run workflows manually when testing. Select Test Workflow to start a manual execution. You can do manual executions of active workflows, but n8n recommends keeping your workflow set to Inactive while developing and testing.
  • Production: a production workflow is one that runs automatically. To enable this, set the workflow to Active.

Execution lists#

n8n provides two execution lists:

n8n supports adding custom data to executions.