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Allow for parallel execution of the API invocations called in MultiAPI

Rather than requiring each client to implement their own bespoke multi-threading frameworks for parallel execution of APIs, the MultiAPI API could provide a standardized way for non-sequential calls to kickoff all at once. This would provide a substantial performance lift for API request execution with multiple inputs.

  • Guest
  • Jan 7 2020
  • Not under consideration
What is your industry? Retail
How will this idea be used?

At Tapestry, only GetSupplyDetails provides all the requisite data points to meet our functional requirement for Point of Sale inventory inquiry. This API allows only for single ItemID execution. We create a multi api request to invoke the same API multiple times - once for each SKU in the bulk inventory request.

  • Admin
    Aaron Cutter commented
    20 Jan 02:30pm

    At this time, we have not seen significant interest in this idea. Closing this request and we can revisit if there is a need in the future.

  • Guest commented
    17 Apr, 2020 04:46pm

    Needs more information, email sent out.

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