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Michael MMichael M 

Help with callout class

Hello, I have done most of my requirement, but am getting stuck on part of it- as I will explain now. My requirement is as follows:
1. After a Lead is inserted, make an @future POST callout
2. That callout returns a request id. (It looks like this:
 "request_id": "69a9eb02-fc0c-11ea-afe0-8eadfccf0806",
"return_results" : "True"
3. I need to take that request id, and use make another POST callout, with the request id in the body of that callout. 
4. This callout will return 1 of 2 possible responses. Either it will return the full JSON response. In that case, all is good and I will then parse the results. However, the way the endpoint works is that the request sits in a queue, so I might need to keep on making this request several times until it returns the JSON. If the queue is not ready for it, then it will return a response like this:
"request_id": "
"request_status": "waiting_for_processing"


This is where I am getting stuck. I keep on getting stuck where it reutrns the "waiting_for_processing" response, but I have not figured out how to tell it to keep making the callout until it returns the full JSOn response. My question is: how can I tell the callout to keep trying until it returns the full JSON? Is there a way to do this with Apex? 

Here is my code now:
trigger  ReferralCreateContact on Lead (after insert) {
      if (trigger.isInsert){
     List<string> leadIds = new List<string>();
    for (lead ref :{
      if(System.IsBatch() == false && System.isFuture() == false){ 
        if (ref.Epaces_Checked__c != true && (ref.Emed_Request_Id__c == null || ref.Emed_Request_Id__c == '')){
          lead newl = new lead();
          newl.Id =;

public class EMedCalloutsExtension {
    static string EmedrequestId;
    static boolean firstCalloutSuccess = false;
    static string requestStatus;
     @future(callout = true)
public static void  makePostCallout1(list<id> refIds) {
  List <Lead> refs =[Select Id, firstname, lastname, gender__c, patient_dob__c, patient_ssn__c, Epaces_Checked__c, Emed_Request_Id__c from Lead where Id in :refIds]; 
     List<lead> refToUpdate = new List<Lead>();      
           for (lead ref : refs){
//REQUEST #1          
      string reqbody;
     StaticResource r =[Select Id,Body from StaticResource where Name='EMedCalloutBody' limit 1];
       HttpRequest req = new HttpRequest();
           req.setHeader('Content-Type', 'application/json');
                req.setTimeout(2 * 60 * 1000);
                    system.debug('ENDPOINT: ' + req.getendpoint());
                       system.debug('BODY: '+ req.getBody());
         Http http = new Http();
           HttpResponse response = http.send(req);
        if (response.getStatusCode() != 200) {
            System.debug('The status code returned was not expected: ' +
                response.getStatusCode() + ' ' + response.getStatus());
        } else {
             string requestId = response.getbody().substringAfter('"request_id": ').substringBefore(',');
      //      ref.Emed_Request_Id__c = requestId;
            EmedrequestId = requestId;
//Request 2 TRY 1
              string reqbodyResp;   
              StaticResource r2 =[Select Id,Body from StaticResource where Name='EmedResponseBody' limit 1];
              reqbodyResp=reqbodyResp.replace('{{requestId}}', EmedrequestId);
                  HttpRequest req2 = new HttpRequest();
           req2.setHeader('Content-Type', 'application/json');
                req2.setTimeout(2 * 60 * 1000);
            system.debug('ENDPOINT2: ' + req2.getendpoint());
            system.debug('BODY2: '+ req2.getBody());
             Http http2 = new Http();
           HttpResponse response2 = http2.send(req2);
        if (response2.getStatusCode() != 200) {
            System.debug('The status code returned was not expected: ' +
                response2.getStatusCode() + ' ' + response2.getStatus());
        } else {

            string reqStatus = response.getbody().substringAfter('"request_status"').substringBefore('}');
            requestStatus = reqStatus;

//Request 2 TRY 2
            if (response.getbody().contains('"waiting_for_processing"')){
                    HttpRequest req22 = new HttpRequest();
           req22.setHeader('Content-Type', 'application/json');
                req22.setTimeout(2 * 60 * 1000);
            system.debug('ENDPOINT2: ' + req2.getendpoint());
            system.debug('BODY2: '+ req2.getBody());
             Http http22 = new Http();
           HttpResponse response22 = http22.send(req22);
        if (response22.getStatusCode() != 200) {
            System.debug('The status code returned was not expected: ' +
                response22.getStatusCode() + ' ' + response22.getStatus());
        } else {
Best Answer chosen by Michael M
David Zhu 🔥David Zhu 🔥
This is good use case for using queueable apex.

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David Zhu 🔥David Zhu 🔥
This is good use case for using queueable apex.
This was selected as the best answer
Michael MMichael M
If I use queuable apex, will it keep making the callout until it returns the full JSON response, instead of the "waiting_for_processing" response? How will it know when it has returned the full JSON response?
David Zhu 🔥David Zhu 🔥
Queuable apex allows chaining the queueable apex methods.
The logic would be, when receiving 'waiting_for_response' response, call the same queueable callout method again. 
Michael MMichael M
Cool-- so I would call the same class from itself? Is it possible to provide some psuedo-code to see what it would sort of look like?