How to deactivate a workflowThe steps below need to be followed if there is a workflow that needs to be deactivated, rather than deleted, due to the possible workflow contexts that may be referencing that workflow.
1 - Open the workflow in the Workflow Editor
2 - Checkout the workflow.
3 - Open the workflow properties from the context menu or by clicking on the (i) icon at the top right corner of the editor.
4 - Add the 'Active' field onto the form by configuring the form layout.
5 - Uncheck the Active flag and save the properties.
6 - Publish the workflow again.
The published version of that workflow is now inactive and will not be triggered while in this state.