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VinnieS
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Create Multiple Records at one time with 2 or more checkbox galleries

I am trying to figure out how to create multiple records in my database at one time. A simple way to put it, we sell shirts. I have created the whole inventory system and it works great. However, putting in items takes a long time. For example: if one shirt has 3 colors and 5 sizes then I will need to input 15 items.

 

I think the best way to do it is to have a custom card in my form for Size and Color. It would hold a gallery of check boxes for each card. When filling out the info of the item, I would like to check off the POSSIBLE colors and POSSIBLE size....then somehow go to a collection...then somehow create the 15 items needed....

 

 

If there is a better way to do this, please let me know.

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v-albai-msft
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Hi @VinnieS ,

Based on your description, I did a simple test on my side, you can refer to my formula(you need to edit my formula to meet your own requirement):
1. Create a list to keep the records. My list called “bulkpatch” with two Text columns called “Color1” and “Color2”:

v-albai-msft_0-1614767230709.png

 

2. Create two combo boxes with below choices(these two combo box allow multiple selection).

v-albai-msft_1-1614767230713.png

 

v-albai-msft_2-1614767230716.png

3. Add a button under the combo box, set its OnSelect property to(ComboBox1 and ComboBox2 are the name of my two combo box):

 

ClearCollect(colorcol,ComboBox1.SelectedItems);
ClearCollect(sizecol,ComboBox2.SelectedItems);
Ungroup(ForAll(colorcol,
        ForAll(sizecol,
             Patch(bulkpatch,Defaults(bulkpatch),{Title:"T-shirt1",Color1:colorcol[@Value],Size1:Value})
        )
    ),"Value")

 

Check results this time.

When I select 3 color choices in first combo box and 5 size choices in the second combo box(you can select different number of choices), then click the button, my SP list will have 15 new records:

v-albai-msft_3-1614767230718.png

Best Regards,

Allen

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v-albai-msft
Community Support
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Hi @VinnieS ,

Based on your description, I did a simple test on my side, you can refer to my formula(you need to edit my formula to meet your own requirement):
1. Create a list to keep the records. My list called “bulkpatch” with two Text columns called “Color1” and “Color2”:

v-albai-msft_0-1614767230709.png

 

2. Create two combo boxes with below choices(these two combo box allow multiple selection).

v-albai-msft_1-1614767230713.png

 

v-albai-msft_2-1614767230716.png

3. Add a button under the combo box, set its OnSelect property to(ComboBox1 and ComboBox2 are the name of my two combo box):

 

ClearCollect(colorcol,ComboBox1.SelectedItems);
ClearCollect(sizecol,ComboBox2.SelectedItems);
Ungroup(ForAll(colorcol,
        ForAll(sizecol,
             Patch(bulkpatch,Defaults(bulkpatch),{Title:"T-shirt1",Color1:colorcol[@Value],Size1:Value})
        )
    ),"Value")

 

Check results this time.

When I select 3 color choices in first combo box and 5 size choices in the second combo box(you can select different number of choices), then click the button, my SP list will have 15 new records:

v-albai-msft_3-1614767230718.png

Best Regards,

Allen

VinnieS
Frequent Visitor

I am having issues with this part

Color1:colorcol[@Value],Size1:Value})
        )
    ),"Value")

I am not understanding the [@value] and Value and "Value" parts...
Why does size not have the sizecol in it?
I have tried the code with my DB names, however it doenst work for me.

VinnieS_0-1614781042789.png I changed some of the collection names to match what I normally do. The errors are:
"The type of the argument "crdc3c_color1" does not match expected type "Text". Found type error.
name isn't valid. This identifier isn't recognized.
The function 'Patch' has some invalid arguments"

 

Never mind...I did my research and I think it is working.

VinnieS
Frequent Visitor

Hey, it has been a while since I revisited this problem. 

I am working on a new project that is simular. I tried to add this code in to no avail. How would I do what you are doing, however instead of patching it, apply it to a Collection.

 

Also, I dont understand the Ungroup part. Can you explain the reason for that?

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