Need help using Startnow Activity with Robot Activity in Interaction framework
We have an automation that is using interaction framework with Interaction started, Startnow Activity etc and it is working fine. When there is a need to use RobotActivity which will feed data from a Pega BPM product along with Startnow() activity it is behaving weird as the control of the interaction is moving across different interactions and the whole flow looks scrambled.
Has anyone used interaction framework along with RobotActivity? If yes, we need to understand how is it handled in your automations. Please help as we have important client deliverable that is stalled due to this issue
Interaction Framework isn't designed to work with RobotActivities. The most common reason that people say they need the interaction framework has been for passing data across projects but this isn't the only way to do it. It is recommended that if you need to pass data across projects, then a Global Container should be used with global variables.
When a RobotActivity is fired, no other activities will execute until the RobotActivity completes and returns back to the Pega Server. This is because activities execute as FIFO.