Srijan Sharma Srijan Sharma - 5 months ago 49
Javascript Question

Run one function after another in javascript

I am using javascript to use the facebook send api.

function sendmessage(callback) {
for (i = 0; i < recipientId.length; i++) {
var messageData = {
recipient: {
id: recipientId[i]
message: {
text: messageText
callSendAPI(messageData, pagetoken, id_notsent);
return callback( );

function sendstatus() {
if (id_notsent.length == 0) {
res.statusCode = 200;
res.message = "Successfully sent generic message to all recipients";
} else {
res.statusCode = 400;
res.message = "Unable to send message to all users. Message not sent to recipients : " + id_notsent.toString();

What i am trying to do is to update the id_notsent variable inside the sendmessage function which will basically contain user id correspoding to which message couldn't be send and then sending back the response accordingly using sendstatus function. but the problem is that the callback in sendmessage is getting called before the callSendAPI function is completed.

Answer Source

I suspect callSendAPI is return some sort of Promise (or has a callback that you can turn into a Promise).

The structure your sendMessage() function should then be around the lines of

const promises  = id => {
    return callSendAPI(messageData, pagetoken, id_notsent);

Basically: get promises for all your calls, wait for them to complete using Promise.all then callback

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