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  • 1.  Why we should not call process within process?

    Posted 11 days ago
    Why we should not call process within process?

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    Neha Akhade
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  • 2.  RE: Why we should not call process within process?

    Posted 11 days ago
    Hi Neha.

    There is no issue with calling a process from another. There is an action specifically for calling a sub-process. The issue to be careful of is when calling a sub-process from within a loop.

    When a process is called, it is loaded into memory, when it is done, memory is cleared. If this happens in a loop, you can see where this may be a problem.

    jack

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    Jack Look
    Sr Product Consultant
    Blue Prism
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  • 3.  RE: Why we should not call process within process?

    Posted 11 days ago
    Hi @Neha Akhade

    As @Jack Look has suggested there isnt really much to say you shouldn't call a process within a process but there may be limited reasons for this to be useful. If you have a large process that requires to be separated into 2 or more processes and each of these has to run consecutively then you would be best to have the scheduler handle this instead of a process calling one of the other. This allows for easier management and retry if one of these should fail e.g. if the second process fails but its being called by a main process then you may need to retry the entire main process and any processes called within it. If there are 4 processes run consecutively by the scheduler and the second one fails then you can retry the second process through the control room itself.

    Another reason to not use this is whether the amount of actions within the second process would require it be used as a process. In most cases, if required, then you should create a vbo to handle these actions. For example if within a process you have a requirement to manage a significant number of calculations at a certain point then rather than adding these calculations to a separate process to be called you could create a vbo to contain these calculations and be called when needed which could also, potentially, be reusable by other processes.​​​

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    Michael ONeil
    Technical Lead developer
    NTTData
    Europe/London
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  • 4.  RE: Why we should not call process within process?

    Posted 9 days ago
    Understood thank you :) @Jack Look @Michael ONeil​​

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    Neha Akhade
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