In some cases, Mechanic will pause runs immediately upon their creation. A paused run will display the pause icon in the event inspector, along with an explanation for the pause. A paused run can be performed on demand.

Reasons for pauses

Action run sequences

Tasks may be configured to perform action runs in sequence. When this setting is active for a task, action runs waiting their turn will be paused, and automatically resumed in turn.

Shopify update loops

Mechanic detects scenarios in which a task continuously attempts to apply the same update to the same Shopify resource. When an update is performed, Shopify follows up with an "update" event for that resource; if the task attempts to perform the same update again, Mechanic will pause the Shopify action attempting the update.