AWS SDK Version 2 for .NET
API Reference

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.NET Framework 3.5
Container for the parameters to the PollForDecisionTask operation. Used by deciders to get a DecisionTask from the specified decision taskList. A decision task may be returned for any open workflow execution that is using the specified task list. The task includes a paginated view of the history of the workflow execution. The decider should use the workflow type and the history to determine how to properly handle the task.

This action initiates a long poll, where the service holds the HTTP connection open and responds as soon a task becomes available. If no decision task is available in the specified task list before the timeout of 60 seconds expires, an empty result is returned. An empty result, in this context, means that a DecisionTask is returned, but that the value of taskToken is an empty string.

Deciders should set their client-side socket timeout to at least 70 seconds (10 seconds higher than the timeout).Because the number of workflow history events for a single workflow execution might be very large, the result returned might be split up across a number of pages. To retrieve subsequent pages, make additional calls to PollForDecisionTask using the nextPageToken returned by the initial call. Note that you do not call GetWorkflowExecutionHistory with this nextPageToken. Instead, call PollForDecisionTask again.

Access Control

You can use IAM policies to control this action's access to Amazon SWF resources as follows:

If the caller does not have sufficient permissions to invoke the action, or the parameter values fall outside the specified constraints, the action fails. The associated event attribute's cause parameter will be set to OPERATION_NOT_PERMITTED. For details and example IAM policies, see Using IAM to Manage Access to Amazon SWF Workflows.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: Amazon.SimpleWorkflow.Model
Assembly: AWSSDK.dll
Version: (assembly version)


public class PollForDecisionTaskRequest : AmazonSimpleWorkflowRequest

The PollForDecisionTaskRequest type exposes the following members



Public Property Domain System.String Gets and sets the property Domain.

The name of the domain containing the task lists to poll.

Public Property Identity System.String Gets and sets the property Identity.

Identity of the decider making the request, which is recorded in the DecisionTaskStarted event in the workflow history. This enables diagnostic tracing when problems arise. The form of this identity is user defined.

Public Property MaximumPageSize System.Int32 Gets and sets the property MaximumPageSize.

The maximum number of results that will be returned per call. nextPageToken can be used to obtain futher pages of results. The default is 1000, which is the maximum allowed page size. You can, however, specify a page size smaller than the maximum.

This is an upper limit only; the actual number of results returned per call may be fewer than the specified maximum.

Public Property NextPageToken System.String Gets and sets the property NextPageToken.

If a NextPageToken was returned by a previous call, there are more results available. To retrieve the next page of results, make the call again using the returned token in nextPageToken. Keep all other arguments unchanged.

The configured maximumPageSize determines how many results can be returned in a single call.

The nextPageToken returned by this action cannot be used with GetWorkflowExecutionHistory to get the next page. You must call PollForDecisionTask again (with the nextPageToken) to retrieve the next page of history records. Calling PollForDecisionTask with a nextPageToken will not return a new decision task..
Public Property ReverseOrder System.Boolean Gets and sets the property ReverseOrder.

When set to true, returns the events in reverse order. By default the results are returned in ascending order of the eventTimestamp of the events.

Public Property TaskList Amazon.SimpleWorkflow.Model.TaskList Gets and sets the property TaskList.

Specifies the task list to poll for decision tasks.

The specified string must not start or end with whitespace. It must not contain a : (colon), / (slash), | (vertical bar), or any control characters (\u0000-\u001f | \u007f - \u009f). Also, it must not contain the literal string quotarnquot.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

.NET for Windows Store apps:
Supported in: Windows 8