Retry on error

Tells your function whether or not to retry execution when an error happens.

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Code sample

C#

using CloudNative.CloudEvents;
using Google.Cloud.Functions.Framework;
using Google.Events.Protobuf.Cloud.PubSub.V1;
using Microsoft.Extensions.Logging;
using System;
using System.Text.Json;
using System.Threading;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace Retry
{
    public class Function : ICloudEventFunction<MessagePublishedData>
    {
        private readonly ILogger _logger;

        public Function(ILogger<Function> logger) =>
            _logger = logger;

        public Task HandleAsync(CloudEvent cloudEvent, MessagePublishedData data, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
        {
            bool retry = false;
            string text = data.Message?.TextData;

            // Get the value of the "retry" JSON parameter, if one exists.
            if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(text))
            {
                JsonElement element = JsonSerializer.Deserialize<JsonElement>(data.Message.TextData);

                retry = element.TryGetProperty("retry", out var property) &&
                    property.ValueKind == JsonValueKind.True;
            }

            // Throwing an exception causes the execution to be retried.
            if (retry)
            {
                throw new InvalidOperationException("Retrying...");
            }
            else
            {
                _logger.LogInformation("Not retrying...");
            }
            return Task.CompletedTask;
        }
    }
}

C++

#include <google/cloud/functions/cloud_event.h>
#include <nlohmann/json.hpp>
#include <iostream>

namespace gcf = ::google::cloud::functions;

void tips_retry(gcf::CloudEvent event) {  // NOLINT
  if (event.data_content_type().value_or("") != "application/json") {
    std::cerr << "Error: expected application/json data\n";
    return;
  }
  auto const payload = nlohmann::json::parse(event.data().value_or("{}"));
  auto const retry = payload.value("retry", false);
  if (retry) throw std::runtime_error("Throwing exception to force retry");
  // Normal processing goes here.
}

Go


// Package tips contains tips for writing Cloud Functions in Go.
package tips

import (
	"context"
	"errors"
	"log"
)

// PubSubMessage is the payload of a Pub/Sub event.
// See the documentation for more details:
// https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/docs/reference/rest/v1/PubsubMessage
type PubSubMessage struct {
	Data []byte `json:"data"`
}

// RetryPubSub demonstrates how to toggle using retries.
func RetryPubSub(ctx context.Context, m PubSubMessage) error {
	name := string(m.Data)
	if name == "" {
		name = "World"
	}

	// A misconfigured client will stay broken until the function is redeployed.
	client, err := MisconfiguredDataClient()
	if err != nil {
		log.Printf("MisconfiguredDataClient (retry denied):  %v", err)
		// A nil return indicates that the function does not need a retry.
		return nil
	}

	// Runtime error might be resolved with a new attempt.
	if err = FailedWriteOperation(client, name); err != nil {
		log.Printf("FailedWriteOperation (retry expected): %v", err)
		// A non-nil return indicates that a retry is needed.
		return err
	}

	return nil
}

Java


import com.google.cloud.functions.BackgroundFunction;
import com.google.cloud.functions.Context;
import com.google.events.cloud.pubsub.v1.Message;
import com.google.gson.Gson;
import com.google.gson.JsonElement;
import com.google.gson.JsonObject;
import java.nio.charset.StandardCharsets;
import java.util.Base64;
import java.util.logging.Logger;

public class RetryPubSub implements BackgroundFunction<Message> {
  private static final Logger logger = Logger.getLogger(RetryPubSub.class.getName());

  // Use Gson (https://github.com/google/gson) to parse JSON content.
  private static final Gson gson = new Gson();

  @Override
  public void accept(Message message, Context context) {
    String bodyJson = new String(
        Base64.getDecoder().decode(message.getData()), StandardCharsets.UTF_8);
    JsonElement bodyElement = gson.fromJson(bodyJson, JsonElement.class);

    // Get the value of the "retry" JSON parameter, if one exists
    boolean retry = false;
    if (bodyElement != null && bodyElement.isJsonObject()) {
      JsonObject body = bodyElement.getAsJsonObject();

      if (body.has("retry") && body.get("retry").getAsBoolean()) {
        retry = true;
      }
    }

    // Retry if appropriate
    if (retry) {
      // Throwing an exception causes the execution to be retried
      throw new RuntimeException("Retrying...");
    } else {
      logger.info("Not retrying...");
    }
  }
}

Node.js

/**
 * Background Cloud Function that demonstrates
 * how to toggle retries using a promise
 *
 * @param {object} event The Cloud Functions event.
 * @param {object} event.data Data included with the event.
 * @param {object} event.data.retry User-supplied parameter that tells the function whether to retry.
 */
exports.retryPromise = event => {
  const tryAgain = !!event.data.retry;

  if (tryAgain) {
    throw new Error('Retrying...');
  } else {
    return Promise.reject(new Error('Not retrying...'));
  }
};

/**
 * Background Cloud Function that demonstrates
 * how to toggle retries using a callback
 *
 * @param {object} event The Cloud Functions event.
 * @param {object} event.data Data included with the event.
 * @param {object} event.data.retry User-supplied parameter that tells the function whether to retry.
 * @param {function} callback The callback function.
 */
exports.retryCallback = (event, callback) => {
  const tryAgain = !!event.data.retry;
  const err = new Error('Error!');

  if (tryAgain) {
    console.error('Retrying:', err);
    callback(err);
  } else {
    console.error('Not retrying:', err);
    callback();
  }
};

PHP


use Google\CloudFunctions\CloudEvent;

function tipsRetry(CloudEvent $event): void
{
    $cloudEventData = $event->getData();
    $pubSubData = $cloudEventData['message']['data'];

    $json = json_decode(base64_decode($pubSubData), true);

    // Determine whether to retry the invocation based on a parameter
    $tryAgain = $json['some_parameter'];

    if ($tryAgain) {
        /**
         * Functions with automatic retries enabled should throw exceptions to
         * indicate intermittent failures that a retry might fix. In this
         * case, a thrown exception will cause the original function
         * invocation to be re-sent.
         */
        throw new Exception('Intermittent failure occurred; retrying...');
    }

    /**
     * If a function with retries enabled encounters a non-retriable
     * failure, it should return *without* throwing an exception.
     */
    $log = fopen(getenv('LOGGER_OUTPUT') ?: 'php://stderr', 'wb');
    fwrite($log, "Not retrying" . PHP_EOL);
}

Python

from google.cloud import error_reporting
error_client = error_reporting.Client()


def retry_or_not(data, context):
    """Background Cloud Function that demonstrates how to toggle retries.

    Args:
        data (dict): The event payload.
        context (google.cloud.functions.Context): The event metadata.
    Returns:
        None; output is written to Stackdriver Logging
    """

    # Retry based on a user-defined parameter
    try_again = data.data.get('retry') is not None

    try:
        raise RuntimeError('I failed you')
    except RuntimeError:
        error_client.report_exception()
        if try_again:
            raise  # Raise the exception and try again
        else:
            pass   # Swallow the exception and don't retry

Ruby

require "functions_framework"

FunctionsFramework.cloud_event "retry_or_not" do |event|
  try_again = event.data["retry"]

  begin
    # Simulate a failure
    raise "I failed!"
  rescue RuntimeError => e
    logger.warn "Caught an error: #{e}"
    if try_again
      # Raise an exception to return a 500 and trigger a retry.
      logger.info "Trying again..."
      raise ex
    else
      # Return normally to end processing of this event.
      logger.info "Giving up."
    end
  end
end

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