By Phil Coulthard
When you develop advanced IBM® Business Process Manager (BPM) applications using IBM Integration Designer, use caution when you invoke an asynchronous component or import using a synchronous invocation style.
Invoking an asynchronous component or import using a synchronous invocation style causes the infrastructure underneath to switch from synchronous to asynchronous, often with unintended consequences including a new transaction boundary, use of threads to wait on the asynchronous response, and specific retry behavior if the invocation fails. This now infamous “Sync Over Async” situation is considered an anti-pattern because of the issues it can cause.
Follow the instructions in Synchronous over asynchronous invocation.
Applicable editions: Advanced
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