Use of apex.server.process in async mode

How to use apex.server.process in async mode?

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apex.server.process namespace works in async mode, meaning whenever you hit the process it never waits to complete.

Let’s take below example.

  • AJAX process name : GET_EMP_DATA
  • Description: This process bring data from ORDS REST API.
function get_data(p_url, p_pegination) {
    return apex.server.process('GET_EMP_DATA', {
        pageItems: "#P28_NEW",
        x01: p_pegination,
        x02: p_url
    }, {
        dataType: 'text',
        done: function (pData) {
            console.log(pData);
            alert('pData');
            $('#EMP_DATA').append(pData);
        }
    }, {
        loadingIndicator: "#EMP_DATA",
        loadingIndicatorPosition: "append"
    });
}

To run the above AJAX function we create one function like below

function run() {
    console.log('Start');
    var result = get_data('https://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/doctor_app/data/getemp/', '2');
    console.log(result);
    console.log('End');
}

When you run the run() function it never waits for get_data to complete.

To achieve this we need to use async / await approach. Let’s try below function

async function run() {
    console.log('Start');
    var result = await get_data('https://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/doctor_app/data/getemp/', '2');
    console.log(result);
    console.log('End');
}

Now when we run the run() function it will wait for get_data to complete and return into result.

To check your data using below json parsing query.

SELECT dt.*
FROM   dual,
json_table (apex_web_service.make_rest_request(
	p_url => 'https://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/doctor_app/data/getemp/',
    p_http_method => 'GET'),

'$.items[*]' COLUMNS   ( empno number   path     '$.empno'  ,
						ename VARCHAR2(200) path '$.ename' ,
						job VARCHAR2(200) path   '$.job' ,
						mgr number path 		 '$.mgr' ,
						hiredate date path 	     '$.hiredate' ,
						salary number path 		 '$.sal' ,
						comm number path 		 '$.comm' ,
						deptno number path		 '$.deptno'
						))dt;

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