Android coroutine scope lost if called from a non suspendable block-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I’m trying to execute a suspendable function from a lambda expression:

fun executeAll() {
     // non-ui thread required for this task. Retain the jobId and clear it once the VM is destroyed
     jobId = launch(Dispatchers.IO) {
         try {
             // execute all queries in one transaction
             appDatabase.runInTransaction {
                 // !! THIS --> "Suspension functions can be called only with coroutine body"
         catch (e: Exception) {

 private suspend fun runQueries() {

 override fun onCleared() {

Executing the runQueries() gives me an error, because it’s not called from a coroutine body. But how can I fix this? I’m already calling a launch(Dispatchers.IO). Should I create a new coroutine job? What have I done is I wrapped inside a runBlocking block:

runBlocking {

But I’ve read that I shouldn’t use runBlocking in production, because it was a mistake by the Kotlin team and it was too late to remove it.

How to solve:

You must change runInTransaction to withTransaction.

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