[FIXED] Rxjs Retry with Delay function

Issue

I am trying to use retry with delay function, I expect function will call after 1000ms delay, but it doesnot, what can be error here?
look at console output, it is same time 16:22:48.

I expect there 16:22:48, 16:22:59 …

canCreate: boolean;
getSomeFunction(): Observable<boolean> {
        return new Observable<boolean>(
            observer => {
                const canCreate = null; // this is just null for now, will some value later
                if (canCreate == null) {
                    observer.error('error');
                } else {
                    observer.next(true);
                }
                observer.complete();
            }
        )
    }


this.getSomeFunction()
      .do((value) => {
        this.cCreate = value;
      }, (error) => {
         console.log(error + new Date().toTimeString());
      })
      .delay(1000)
      .retry(10)
      .subscribe(
        value => this.cCreate = value,
        error => {
          this.cCreate = false;
        },
        () => {}
      );
  }

and console result is :

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Solution

delay() is used to introduce a delay between events emitted by the observable. But the observable never emits any event. It just errors immediately.

What you’re looking for is retryWhen(), which allows deciding after how long to retry:

RxJS 5:

  .retryWhen(errors => errors.delay(1000).take(10))

RxJS 6:

import { retryWhen, delay, take } from 'rxjs/operators'
someFunction().pipe(
  // ...
  retryWhen(errors => errors.pipe(delay(1000), take(10)))
)

This will complete the whole observable after 10 attempts. If you want to error the whole observable after 10 attempts, the observable returned by the retryWhen callback must throw:

RxJS 5:

  .retryWhen(errors => errors.delay(1000).take(10).concat(Observable.throw()))

RxJS 6:

import { retryWhen, delay, take, concatMap, throwError } from 'rxjs/operators'
someFunction().pipe(
  // ...
  retryWhen(errors => errors.pipe(delay(1000), take(10), concatMap(throwError)))
)

Answered By – JB Nizet

Answer Checked By – Timothy Miller (Easybugfix Admin)

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