What is a Task?

Tasks are a replacement for core adapters that is more flexible. Tasks can be composed in arbitrary order into pipelines. Pipelines consist of one or more threads of execution where tasks are executed in a well-defined order.

Chainlink has a number of built-in tasks which are listed below. You can also create your own external adapters for tasks which are accessed through a bridge.

Shared attributes

All tasks share a few common attributes:

index: when a task has more than one input (or the pipeline overall needs to support more than one final output), and the ordering of the values matters, the index parameter can be used to specify that ordering.

data_1 [type="http" method=GET url="https://chain.link/eth_usd"       index=0]
data_2 [type="http" method=GET url="https://chain.link/eth_dominance" index=1]
multiword_abi_encode [type="eth_abi_encode" method="fulfill(uint256,uint256)"]

data_1 -> multiword_abi_encode
data_2 -> multiword_abi_encode

timeout: The maximum duration that the task is allowed to run before it is considered to be errored. Overrides the maxTaskDuration value in the job spec.

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