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Old 11-17-2009, 11:20 AM
rdonda rdonda is offline
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Default While loop never stops

Hi All,

I did put a while loop in javascript and deployed the channel.
The channel once started never stops, when I try to stop it in the Dashboard.
I have to manually stop or restart the Mirth Service.

For Example: My code has a while loop without a limit...

Do Some thing.

Is this the right way to do this?
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:27 AM
crobbins crobbins is offline
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A while loop will run as long as its condition is true:

while (condition ) {
Since you have 'true' in the condition javascript interprets it as a boolean and the condition is always 'true'
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:27 PM
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You should definitely not have a while(true) loop in JavaScript in a mirth channel. This will hang it, as you have experienced. Try using the JavaScript reader, which will let you execute some task every x number of milliseconds.
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