I m using tridion 2011 sp1 due to some script error my component is stuck in workflow in automatic decision activity now either i m not able to delete it or i m not able to update the process definition i m getting error

it is not possible to update the process definition because it has active instance.

what to do in this situation??

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A Workflow Administrator should force the activity finishing in the Workflow Administration section available in CME.

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    If you want to proceed with workflow - finish activity, if you want to get rid of component - Force finish process Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 14:28

As others have noted, you need to finish the process. Here's a pointer to a blog I wrote ages ago showing how you can automate this. It's a bit out-of-date now, but you could easily update it to use the core service. Of course, it's not really useful to automate this if you're only doing it once (my use-case was for during development). Still - it might be useful to some of the people who come here to read this question.

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