I'm trying to get some advanced architecture setup for my company, but I'm running into an issue with my design; looking for help.
I'm attempting to execute an API call from Flow, but I'm getting the dreaded
CalloutException: You have uncommitted work pending. Please commit or rollback before calling out.. I know this means I need to put
@Future on my call out, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to put that function into the flow? Is there any element that would commit the work of my transaction?
The main reason I ask is I want to get the response of the call out into the flow - meaning I cannot use the future annotation as it prevents the response from being returned. If nothing else works I'm going to have to leverage the response (as an inserted record) to trigger a follow up flow, but this is a heavier design than I'd like and creates some security considerations.
I've attempted using a wait element, but it appears the method invoked is still considered part of the same transaction. I setup an absolute alert for 0.016777 hours (1 minute) after current time, but still receiving the error. I'm going to try a relative alert to see if that works.
TL;DR: I'm looking for a way to get Flow to commit work prior to a specific element. Is there a way to do this?