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Hi , I have a requirement , where in I can trigger the workflow with the help of another workflow (Execute workflow) , after being triggered the first node is Jira node to fetch newly created Jira issues of a certain condition, but this needs to keep a watch on new issues only for next 3 hours from the time it received a trigger from execute workflow? Is this possible?
Even better would be if can simply use Jira trigger to look for new issues for 3 hours , but I assume I cannot link this Jira trigger with execute workflow from the other workflow, correct me if i am wrong? Please help .
@Jon Please suggest.
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I try my best to give you an answer even if I am not @Jon
First things first:
Workflows can only be activated by one trigger at a time. So there is no chance to start an execution by the workflow trigger and then get another trigger with the jira trigger node for the same execution. This would start a second execution.
What you can do:
It is possbile to wait for 3 hours with the wait node betwenn the workflow trigger and the jira node like this:
Hi @nico-kow ,
Thank you for your quick response!
Yeah this one looks good , it may not be ideal for me , because the reason for this workflow was to get notified as soon as there is a issue in the very first 3 hours itself , the solution you suggested would give us the list of all tickets that was generated in last 3 hours at once at the end.
You could start a lop which is checking for new issues after X minutes/seconds.
For example if you check every 5 minutes for new issues, you need to loop 36 times to wait 3 hours longest.
In the if node you need to check if either the loop has reached 36 times or if you get any jira issue.
Something like this:
The $runIndex gives you the count of loops and the other condition depends on your specific needs .
Hi @nico-kow , The idea works like magic in terms of keeping the flow active for 3 hours but I have one problem so I kept a check for Jira node to look for issues that are 5 mins old with each loop it runs , with every loop number increases I get duplicate values of issues created . Any idea why this might be happening ? Here I am keeping the wait for 5 seconds just to see the flow working , Ideally there are just 3 issues that are from last 5 minutes , so it should ideally give me 3 items with each loop , where as you can see it is duplicated with each run.
Thanks again for the help.
I added a item list node to remove duplicates , its just a hacky workaround , may be if you have better alternative , please suggest.