Months later but… just wanted to say that your reply just saved me after hours of investigating.
What was happening for anyone else who stumbles on this later:
- I was trying to do increment a number field on the user object for each new user who signed up (like to show on a user profile page, so users can see what number they were when they signed up)
- I was doing it in the default signup workflow but it wasn’t working. Specifically I was using
Search for Users:count + 1
Search for Users:count worked properly when displayed on a page
Search for Users:count didn’t work when called in a workflow
Solution: turned out my privacy rules were working in point 3 because all users are logged-in our site, and we let logged-in users see all data!