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Stored procedures
Triggers the execution of a parallel task.
// Use the syntax 1
t1 is ParallelTask = ParallelTaskExecute(ProcedureA, (), ptoMainThread)
// Use the syntax 2
t1 is ParallelTask = ParallelTaskExecute(ProcedureB, (Today(), TimeSys()))
// Use the syntax 3
t3 is Description of ParallelTask
t3..Procedure = Procedure3
// Use the syntax 3
t3bis is Description of ParallelTask
t3bis..Procedure = Procedure3bis
t3bis..Parameter[1] = Today()
t3bis..Parameter[2] = TimeSys()
// Declare several tasks and run a process at the end of all these tasks
MyTaskDescription is Description of ParallelTask
arrMyTasks is array of ParallelTask // Result of parallel tasks functions
// Task #1
MyTaskDescription..Procedure = Example2_Step1
// Runs the parallel tasks
// Add the task returned to an array of tasks
// in order to re-use them in ParallelTaskExecuteAfterAll
Add(arrMyTasks, ParallelTaskExecute(MyTaskDescription))
// Task #2
MyTaskDescription..Procedure = Example2_Step2
Add(arrMyTasks, ParallelTaskExecute(MyTaskDescription))
// Specify the procedure to run once
// once all the tasks found in the arrMyTasks array are ended
ParallelTaskExecuteAfterAll(arrMyTasks, Example2_End, (), ptoMainThread)

Running a parallel task Hide the details

<Result> = ParallelTaskExecute(<Procedure> [, <Parameters> [, <Options>]])
<Result>: ParallelTask variable
ParallelTask variable corresponding to the task to run.
<Procedure>: Character string or Procedure variable
Procedure to run. This parameter can correspond to:
  • the name of procedure to run.
  • the name of Procedure variable corresponding to the procedure to run.
<Parameters>: List of values enclosed in brackets and separated by commas
Parameters of procedure to run. This list of parameters has the following format:
(<Parameter 1>, ..., <Parameter N>)
  • <Parameter 1>: First procedure parameter.
  • ...
  • <Parameter N>: Nth procedure parameter.
Caution: Parameters are passed by value. In the case of variables of complex types (arrays, object), the value is the element itself.. To protect access to this variable, one of the following solutions can be used:
  • make a copy of the variable (with the LOCAL keyword),
  • use critical sections (with 3077001 or the <critical section> attribute)
<Options>: Optional Integer constant
Options of task to run:
ptoFullCopyHFSQLContextTriggers the immediate copy of current HFSQL context.
Recommended, for example, if the parallel task must take into account the current positions in the files and queries of the context of the caller.
(Default value)
Triggers a light copy of HFSQL context during the first access to the HFSQL data.
ptoLightCopyHFSQLContextTriggers the immediate copy of part of current HFSQL context.
Only the directories containing the data files in HFSQL Classic mode and/or the connections in HFSQL Client/Server mode are stored.
ptoMainThreadRuns the task in the main thread.
Caution: This constant cannot be used to run a parallel task in the main thread from the main thread.

Remark: To find out which type of copy to choose, see the comparison between the different copy modes.

Running a parallel task described beforehand (ParallelTask variable) Hide the details

<Result> = ParallelTaskExecute(<Task>)
<Result>: ParallelTask variable
ParallelTask variable corresponding to the task run.
<Task>: ParallelTask variable
Name of the ParallelTask variable corresponding to the task to run.
Caution: A WLanguage error occurs if the task is currently run or if the task was already run.

Running a parallel task identified by its description (Description of ParallelTask variable) Hide the details

<Result> = ParallelTaskExecute(<Task description>)
<Result>: ParallelTask variable
ParallelTask variable corresponding to the task run.
<Task description>: Description of ParallelTask variable
Name of the Description of ParallelTask variable that describes the task to run.
  • The task is saved in the queue of tasks to run.
  • ParallelTaskExecute is not a locking function and it does not wait for the end of the task.
  • Comparison between the different types of copy for the HFSQL context:
    Type of copyBenefitsDrawbacks
    Full copyCopies:
    • the extensive connection parameters (connections, physical paths, ...).
    • the positions, the filters, ... defined on the data files.
    • the queries.
    Memory consumption (on the client and on the server).
    Light copyCopies the extensive connection parameters (connections, physical paths, ...).
    No memory consumption on the server.
    The records and the current filters are not copied. Therefore, the records must be repositioned by HReadSeek for example.
    No copy of queries.
    Memory consumption on the Client computer
    Delayed copyNo memory consumption (on the client and on the server). Risk: If the extended connection parameters are modified, the last modification will be taken into account.
    The records and the current filters are not copied. Therefore, the records must be repositioned by HReadSeek for example.
    No copy of queries.

As a general rule, deferred copying is recommended provided that you do not change the connection settings and that you redo the necessary HLitRecherches.
Related Examples:
Using parallel tasks Unit examples (WINDEV): Using parallel tasks
[ + ] The parallel tasks are used to speed up the process times and to improve the reactivity of an application.
This example presents the functions and types of variables required to use the parallel tasks:
- running parallel tasks,
- interaction with the controls,
- continuation tasks.
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