Interface FutureJavaDelegate<Output>

  • Type Parameters:
    Output - the output of the execution
    All Known Subinterfaces:
    FlowableFutureJavaDelegate<Input,​Output>, MapBasedFlowableFutureJavaDelegate

    public interface FutureJavaDelegate<Output>
    Convenience class that should be used when a Java delegation in a BPMN 2.0 process is required (for example, to call custom business logic). When this interface is implemented then the execution of the logic can happen on a different thread then the process execution.

    This class can be used only for service tasks.

    This class does not allow to influence the control flow. It follows the default BPMN 2.0 behavior of taking every outgoing sequence flow (which has a condition that evaluates to true if there is a condition defined) If you are in need of influencing the flow in your process, use the class 'org.flowable.engine.impl.pvm.delegate.ActivityBehavior' instead.

    This interface allows fine grained control on how the future should be created. It gives access to the AsyncTaskInvoker which can delegate execution to a shared task executor. However, it doesn't have to be used. In case you don't need custom task executor the FlowableFutureJavaDelegate can be used.

    Filip Hrisafov
    See Also:
    FlowableFutureJavaDelegate, MapBasedFlowableFutureJavaDelegate
    • Method Detail

      • execute

        CompletableFuture<Output> execute​(DelegateExecution execution,
                                          org.flowable.common.engine.api.async.AsyncTaskInvoker taskInvoker)
        Perform the execution of the delegate, potentially on another thread. The result of the future is passed in the afterExecution(DelegateExecution, Object) in order to store the data on the execution on the same thread as the caller of this method. IMPORTANT: the execution should only be used to read data before creating the future. The execution should not be used in the task that will be executed on a new thread.

        The AsyncTaskInvoker is in order to schedule an execution on a different thread. However, it is also possible to use a different scheduler, or return a future not created by the given taskInvoker.

        execution - the execution that can be used to extract data
        taskInvoker - the task invoker that can be used to execute expensive operation on another thread
        the output data of the execution