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Bulk add new rows into sql question

Hello All,

     Pretty new to PowerApps - been able to do very basic ForAll() adds.    I been reading this article here Create or update bulk records in Power Apps - Power Apps | Microsoft Docs and its been useful but stuck on how exactly to do this specific query.

 

So I have a gallery with a filter to query a list of People.     Lets say the data is  Name, PersonalID,, LocationID   based on this I am trying to write a query that would be  For Each person in LocationID write to another database.   This other database I am writing PersonalID, LocationID, RandomValue.     The LocationID will be constant on all these people but each of their PersonalID is different.  I tried something like this below

 

ForAll( GalleryOfNamesFilter,  <--Can I reference the active gallery here or does it have to be the query the gallery is using
Patch( LocationSQLDB,
Defaults( LocationSQLDB ),{
PersonalId: ??????  (ThisItem.PersonalID)  <I know this is wrong
LocationID: varLocationID,
RandomValue: varRandomValue
}))

 

Let me know if you need more - Need to get some dinner long day and empty stomach dont make for a good combo 😛

Thanks in advance

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Thanks cwebb365 that helped a LOT actually.    In case others need this here is my query below although it WILL differ from above.   Ill explain each line

 

ForAll(GalleryClass.AllItems,   <<<This is a gallery that is sort/filtered great to not requery SQL
  Patch(TrainingClassHours,     <<<The database we insert into
    Defaults(TrainingClassHours),{     <<<The database we insert into but new rows
    TrainingClassID: varSelectedClass,     <<<I stored the classID as a global variable since its used between screens
    TraineeID: ThisRecord.TraineeID,      <<<Dont use ThisItem - thank you on that pointer
    HoursWorked: Value(DataCardValue1.Text) ,    <<<This is form field I wrap it in value() since it is a number
    DateWorked: varEnteredHoursDate  <<<A selected date to enter
}))

 

Thanks again for your help the pointers set me on the right path for sure

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@@RandyHayes  is your go to for anything and everything regarding forall loops, he breaks it down very well

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GalleryOfNamesFilter,  <--Can I reference the active gallery here or does it have to be the query the gallery is using

 

Yes, use galleryname.allitems here. 

 

Rest of query looks fine. 

PersonalId: ??????  (ThisItem.PersonalID) 

Should just be PersonalID: PersonalID, 

 

I beleive. If not then ThisRecord.PersonalID but think it should have the columns from the forall datasource as type ahead columns without needing thisitem / thisrecord. 

 

Thanks cwebb365 that helped a LOT actually.    In case others need this here is my query below although it WILL differ from above.   Ill explain each line

 

ForAll(GalleryClass.AllItems,   <<<This is a gallery that is sort/filtered great to not requery SQL
  Patch(TrainingClassHours,     <<<The database we insert into
    Defaults(TrainingClassHours),{     <<<The database we insert into but new rows
    TrainingClassID: varSelectedClass,     <<<I stored the classID as a global variable since its used between screens
    TraineeID: ThisRecord.TraineeID,      <<<Dont use ThisItem - thank you on that pointer
    HoursWorked: Value(DataCardValue1.Text) ,    <<<This is form field I wrap it in value() since it is a number
    DateWorked: varEnteredHoursDate  <<<A selected date to enter
}))

 

Thanks again for your help the pointers set me on the right path for sure

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