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Call activity asynchronously with no wait

Question asked by njames on Oct 29, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 31, 2013 by trademak
Hi guys,
Firstly, I have to apologize for a repeat posting. I know I've seen the answer to this question on the forum before, but I have had no success finding it again.
My question is about calling an activity which contains a receive task and timer boundary event, with the calling process then going directly to the next task without waiting for completion of the called activity.
I have some vague memory of it relating to the calling process needing to wait for the output parameters to be returned by the called activity, but, in my case the called activity doesn't have any output parameters.
I have tried having the "call activity" node have async=true and exclusive=false, combined with the receive task in the called activity having async=true and exclusive=false. I expected the called activity to be asynchronous, and the calling process to finish before the called activity, but it doesn't.
Anyone out there have any ideas? Otherwise I will have to admit defeat and make a Java service task to create the process via the runtimeService.startProcessInstanceByKey(). (I prefer the "self-documenting" nature of the "call activity" node in the parent process compared to a "vanilla" service task).