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   $function as function() as item()*,
   [$options as (element()|map:map)?]
) as item()*


Place the specified function value on the task queue for evaluation.

function A zero arity function value to execute.
options The options node. The default value is (). The node must be in the xdmp:eval namespace. For detailed options information, see xdmp:spawn.

Required Privileges


Usage Notes

The xdmp:spawn-function function places the specified function value in the task queue to be processed. The function will be executed when the task server has the available resources to process it. The tasks are processed in the order in which they are added to the queue.

Once xdmp:spawn-function is called, it cannot be rolled back, even if the transaction from which it is called does not complete. Therefore, use care calling xdmp:spawn-function from an update transaction. Once a module is spawned, its evaluation is asynchronous of the transaction in which xdmp:spawn-function was called. Consequently, if you call xdmp:spawn-function from a module, and if the module ends up retrying (for example, if a deadlock is detected), then the entire module is re-evaluated and the xdmp:spawn-function call is therefore called again. For details on how transactions work in MarkLogic Server, see "Understanding Transactions in MarkLogic Server" in the Application Developer's Guide.


  let $message := "Hi!"
    xdmp:spawn-function(function() { xdmp:sleep(1000), xdmp:log($message) })
  => Puts the inline function in the task server queue.


for $x in (1 to 10)
xdmp:spawn-function(function() {xdmp:document-insert(
  fn:concat("/doc", $x, ".xml"), <foo>{$x * 2}</foo>)})
   This example uses auto commit (by default) for implicit commit.
   If you use <commit>explicit</commit>, then you must put an explicit
   xdmp:commit() in your function as it is run as a multi-statement
   transaction, and will rollback without an explicit xdmp:commit().

(: spawns functions to create the specified documents on the task server :) 

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