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I have been developing Logic App Standard for a long time and never had an issue running them locally, as far as I remember, until a few months ago. I never pay too much attention because I was not running them locally, and I didn’t block my ability to develop my solutions or workflows.

However, this week, while developing my demos for the Azure Logic Apps Community Day 2023 event, I had the need to test them locally, and every time I try to run them locally by either:

  • Start Debugging
  • Or Run Without Debugging

I was getting the following error:

Failed to find “func host start” task.


To be honest, I don’t know because I had all the pre-requirements installed, but I guess, and this is just me guessing, that some Azure Function extension update broke some configuration between these to extensions.


I know that you probably will not like it… but after spending a few hours, I give up and when to a drastic approach – this one – that solved the problem.

To solve this issue, you need to:

  • Uninstall all Azure Functions extension dependencies.
    • In my case, the Azure Logic Apps – Data Mapper and Azure Logic Apps (Standard) extensions
  • Uninstall the Azure Functions extension.
  • Restart Visual Studio Code
  • Install all the extensions again, in my case:
    • Azure Function
    • Azure Logic Apps (Standard)
    • Azure Logic Apps – Data Mapper
  • Just to be in a safe state, restart Visual Studio Code again.

After that I was able to run my workflow locally without any issue.

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Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc.

He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.
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