How to escape from a repeat loop in workato when a specific condition is met? Repeating entire list and check condition is bad for the performance.
I don t want to use monitor functionality and throw error to escape from the loop.
is there any alternate solution present?
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If you're calling SF within the loop and you need the SF response/flag to break the loop, then the simplest way to accomplish this is to use the error monitor. It does exactly what you need and will not process the full list once the loop is broken. You can configure it so it does additional processing after the catch/break.
Is there a reason don't you want to use the error monitor?
Another possible workaround to this is to utilize a Recipe Function. Within the Recipe function, include the necessary loop and condition. Once the condition is met, use the Return function to exit the Recipe Function and return to the parent recipe.
Yea I agree about the Monitor/Error block. I resisted using it at first b/c it felt un-intuitive and a bit of an eyesore for this purpose, but I embraced it b/c it's easy. The recipe function idea is a good one too, but you may want to save the task usage if you'll be calling this recipe (and/or the function) many times.
@mppowe, @gary1 : I mean to say, if we are monitoring the repeat step using try catch and based on the condition, want to get out of the loop, so when ever the condition match, the action will be marked as error to go to the catch block. I agree that in Catch block we can mark it as successful, but in the job history will is not show the action as RED MARK. is this appropriate to implement like this?
Also, if any real error happens inside the repeat (i.e connectivity issue to another system) that will also endup to the same catch block.
It will not show as a red mark unless the job fails.
When I throw the error to exit the loop, I use a specific error message. Then in the catch block, check for that message. D it matches, you move on, otherwise handle the unexpected error like normal. That way if you want to to fail it will.