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Generate context inside a while loop in an automation

An Api call is created in an automation program. The call to the API needs to wait for a value to set to "FINISHED", so a while loop is created waiting for this value. However, I'd like to know the current status of this value setting the value in context.

Why is not setting this value on the context?

 

status=""

While status != "FINISHED":

status=doHttpRequest()

demisto.setContext("status", status)

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Did not test it inside a while loop.

The recommended way to do it is to return a scheduled command and not through a while loop.
https://xsoar.pan.dev/docs/integrations/scheduled-commands

Also, calling an API from an automation is  kind of an anti-pattern(although it is possible). Usually, the automation will call an integration command that calls the API. 

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demisto.setContext("status", "test")

Something like the above worked for me

inside a while loop?

Did not test it inside a while loop.

The recommended way to do it is to return a scheduled command and not through a while loop.
https://xsoar.pan.dev/docs/integrations/scheduled-commands

Also, calling an API from an automation is  kind of an anti-pattern(although it is possible). Usually, the automation will call an integration command that calls the API. 

Interesting, I'll study how to implement

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