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Used by deciders to get a DecisionTask from the specified decision
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
nextPageToken returned by the initial call. Note that you do
GetWorkflowExecutionHistory with this
You can use IAM policies to control this action's access to Amazon SWF resources as follows:
Resource element with the domain name to limit the action to only
Action element to allow or deny permission to call this action.
taskList.name parameter by using a
element with the
swf:taskList.name key to allow the action to access
only certain task lists.
If the caller doesn't have sufficient permissions to invoke the action, or the parameter
values fall outside the specified constraints, the action fails. The associated event
cause parameter is set to
For details and example IAM policies, see Using
IAM to Manage Access to Amazon SWF Workflows in the Amazon SWF Developer Guide.
For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to PollForDecisionTaskAsync.
public abstract PollForDecisionTaskResponse PollForDecisionTask( PollForDecisionTaskRequest request )
Container for the necessary parameters to execute the PollForDecisionTask service method.
|LimitExceededException||Returned by any operation if a system imposed limitation has been reached. To address this fault you should either clean up unused resources or increase the limit by contacting AWS.|
|OperationNotPermittedException||Returned when the caller doesn't have sufficient permissions to invoke the action.|
|UnknownResourceException||Returned when the named resource cannot be found with in the scope of this operation (region or domain). This could happen if the named resource was never created or is no longer available for this operation.|
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5
Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms