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Continue-As-New - Temporal Java SDK feature guide

This page shows how to Continue-As-New using the Java SDK.

Continue-As-New enables a Workflow Execution to close successfully and create a new Workflow Execution in a single atomic operation if the number of Events in the Event History is becoming too large. The Workflow Execution spawned from the use of Continue-As-New has the same Workflow Id, a new Run Id, and a fresh Event History and is passed all the appropriate parameters.

Temporal SDK allows you to use Continue-As-New in various ways.

To continue execution of the same Workflow that is currently running, use:

Workflow.continueAsNew(input1, ...);

To continue execution of a currently running Workflow as a completely different Workflow Type, use Workflow.newContinueAsNewStub(). For example, in a Workflow class called YourWorkflow, we can create a Workflow stub with a different type, and call its Workflow method to continue execution as that type:

MyOtherWorkflow continueAsNew = Workflow.newContinueAsNewStub(MyOtherWorkflow.class);

To provide ContinueAsNewOptions options in Workflow.newContinueAsNewStub() use:

ContinueAsNewOptions options = ContinueAsNewOptions.newBuilder()

MyOtherWorkflow continueAsNew = Workflow.newContinueAsNewStub(MyOtherWorkflow.class, options);
// ...

Providing these options allows you to continue Workflow Execution as a new Workflow run, with a different Workflow Type, and on a different Task Queue.

Java Workflow reference: