An execution is a single run of a workflow.
There are two execution modes:
- Manual: run workflows manually when testing. Select Execute 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.
n8n provides two execution lists:
- Workflow-level executions: this execution list shows the executions for a single workflow.
- All executions: this list shows all executions for all your workflows.
n8n supports adding custom data to executions.