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Status Submitted
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 4, 2022

Improvements for synchronous and asynchronous steps in process development

When developed applications in BAW we currenly can force an entire process to behave sychronously by ticking the box Optimize Execution for latency, in combination with Autoflow to nex task on the tasks. It would be great if these options could be expanded upon so we could define synchronous chains of activities in processes, for example "After this task is completed, perform these two system lane tasks, and then go over to the regular asynchronous running". Preferrably this would be implemented by each activity having a checkbox saying "Execute synchronously" or something like this. Furthermore, Autoflowing in processes currently have a configurable timeout in the 100Custom settings file, called "autoflow-timeout". This setting applies to the entire server. If would be preferable for this setting to individually applicable to either applications, processes or tasks, instead of being a server setting. This is due to production environments often being shared or having shared 100Custom settings files, and these options being more adapted to individual implementations. Autoflowing should also provide better stacktraces for errors, currently if an error occurs, it doesnt state why it crashed, if it was due to timeout or some other issue.
Idea priority Medium