I would like to put a request for enhancement of Link Call Node (Dynamic call part).
If the team can put it on their backlog list - that will be swell.
(This is in line with my note on v3 Beta releases. )
- Make the Dynamic Link Call more extensible - in terms of the param used for name of Link node.
Current Scenario :- With current mechanism of Dynamic Link call user needs a set node before every Dynamic Link Call - to set msg.target . If the flows have multiple dynamic different calls - then before each call msg.target needs to be set.
Proposal :- When user selects dynamic target ... he can type/select the called Link In node name from any options (string/ msg attribute/ flow variable/global variable / env variable / Jsonata expression ) - with default being msg.target if no such option is selected for dynamic target.
Since anyways this is a dynamic call - all of above options can qualify. Hope i could convey my thoughts. I dont know what is such a drop down called in NR language.
This will avoid the need to set msg.target before a Dynamic Link Call. Thereby reducing nodes in a flow.
- Allow an option to have the Dynamic Link Call as a pass through.
We may have scenarios in a flow where based on condition - we may want to have the dynamic call will be just a pass through . The benefit here to avoid multiple - if and then conditions - before the call to dynamic link call.
This option will work in conjunction with Dynamic Link Call only.
So if user chooses dynamic Link Call + pass through option - in such scenario if the target Link In node doesn't exist - the Dynamic Link Call will not fail but move to the next node as per flow. It will act as a pass through node.
Once again Thank You for the amazing work which the NR development team is doing. Kudos to You guys.
Thank You so much.
What you are trying to describe is to use a
I think this is a reasonable request - lets see what others say.
How do you see this working? Currently, if the target does not exist we raise an error. This was a deliberate design decision so that users can
catch errors and not permit a
msg to pass through without being "processed".
Somewhere on the forum or github as user has requested the "link out" node have similar capability. I am pretty sure I will NOT be adding this feature BUT if we permitted the
link calls timeout to be disabled, the same result could be achieved. e.g.
inject -> link call -> link in -> flow to execute
Yes. This is exactly what i meant. I wasnt 100% sure of the term "typedInput". so did not mention it Thank You.
Technically (I have not gone through the code ), i would assume if passthrough is selected & dynamically called link in node not found - then instead of "throw" it would be node.send(msg) sending the msg ahead. If not selected - it continues to throw error.
If the user selects pass through - he knows he will no longer get error . If passthrough is not selected the current behavior continues. By having pass through toggle (tickbox) - you give the decision to the user.
Default behavior remains like today - error gets thrown if link in doesn't exist.
Maybe prioritize the typedInput - if bandwidth is available - and pass through can be in next iteration.
Hi @Steve-Mcl - Would you know if this will make it to the backlog list ? At least part #1.
I'm not 100% certain. However, if you were to raise a PR it would certainly stand a chance of making v3.1. otherwise, just remember to nudge me on a weekly basis
How can i raise a PR - can you share with me the process - and i will give it a shot. Thanks.
I checked the process to raise a PR and as i can make out - it needs to do a design into the internals of the code. If so - i am a bit out of depth here.
Irrespective - gentle nudge on this change.
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