Add delay function
In order to contend with back-end database replication, processing time or race conditions, sometimes it is helpful to have a small delay between a write function and a subsequent read function.
Currently the recommended way to delay between an import and update is to inject an arbitrary API call. This generates unnecessary load on the target system and can result in an unpredictable amount of delay.
It would be helpful to have a block that can be injected in a custom flow with a controllable amount of delay time.
Thank you submitting the idea. The idea has been captured in our product backlog for future consideration (IO-19333).
We have numerous flows with convoluted "retry" logic to work around race conditions, or order of operations (trying to save sales order before customer has been saved) A delay block with an optional search and timeout would be great. For 10 minutes run this search every 15 seconds and if results are returned, exit the delay.2
We would also find this feature useful. We have a source system that triggers a webhook, but the data is often not in it's final state until 10-15 seconds later, so if we query it too early it is bad data. The delay would allow us to eliminate a bunch of work arounds and manual error handling.
We would insert the delay immediately after receiving the webhook for "order created", wait 15-20 seconds, then perform order lookup to get all of the order data and pass it through the rest of the flow.2
I would also like to use this feature. I have numerous flows that would benefit from this.2
Same here, I would also like to have this function.2
Has there been any progress on this? I would love this feature.
I've been trying to use a call to the following:
but it doesn't work since deelay.me can't handle requests and my redirect requires authentication.2
Upvoted as well2
Hi zachary Miller, Edward McQuinn, Michael Ng, and Vegamour Ekwani!
Thank you so much for letting us know that this is important to you! Since we unfortunately can't see the people who upvote the original post (click the up arrow on the original post), this is very helpful. Did you click the up arrow? It looks like we currently have 17 upvotes. If you didn't, and could, that would be great. I'll let the PM know how popular this is!0
I'm definitely upvoting this enhancement. I could really use it right now.1
José Díaz Hernández I just submitted this to the new enhancement portal. Hopefully, they will add it to the planned list of updates.
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