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PA-Unicorn
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Saving two records at once via Patch

Hello!

 

I need some direction please?  I have a Patch function that is saving a record to a SQL table successfully.  I have been asked to create two records at once for employees who will be swapping job positions.  So, one employee who was working as a teacher with a similar job description will be trading places with another.  I need to save employee ID, F,M,L name, Location, etc. This will be two brand new records that I am capturing the data for through LookUps across multiple screens.  What would be the best approach to accomplish this?  Bonus points for working examples.    🙂

 

Set(VarReturn, Patch(
DataSource,
Defaults(DataSource),
{
TransEmpID: dcEmpID_1.Text,
Location: lblddlLocationFilterSelection.Text,
LocationNumber: lblEmpLocationCode.Text,
TransEmpFName: dcFName_2.Text,
TransEmpMName: dcMInitial_2.Text,
TransEmpLName: dcLName_1.Text,
TransEmpEmail: dcEmail_1.Text,
EmpBargUnit: txtBU_1.Text,
EffectiveDate: dcEffDate_4.SelectedDate,
TransToPosNum: Proper(ddlJobDesc_2.Selected.pmpc_position),
TransToJobDesc: Proper(ddlJobDesc_2.Selected.prjb_long),
PASubmittedForReplacedEmp: rdoPAAlreadySubmitted.Selected.Value,
ReasonForChange: ddlPAReason_1.Selected.Value,
PANotes: dcNotes_4.Text,
ManagerEmail: lblHMEmail.Text,
ApprovalStatus: lblApproval_Status_1.Text,
TransFullName: txtfullname_1.Text,
TransEmpMstrCurrentJobNo: lblCurrentPosNum.Text,
TransEmpMstrCurrentJob: txtEmpMstrJob_1.Text,
PATimeStamp: Now()
}
) );

VarReturn.ID; <--Using to upload files to SharePoint with employee Metadata in next screen.

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Hi @PA-Unicorn 

 

In this case, we have 2 options

 

1. Create another record once the current record is saved using PowerApps

2. Have Power Automate to create another record based on this record creation

 

#1. Save 2 records one after other

Set(VarReturn, Patch(
DataSource,
Defaults(DataSource),
{
TransEmpID: dcEmpID_1.Text,
Location: lblddlLocationFilterSelection.Text,
LocationNumber: lblEmpLocationCode.Text,
TransEmpFName: dcFName_2.Text,
TransEmpMName: dcMInitial_2.Text,
TransEmpLName: dcLName_1.Text,
TransEmpEmail: dcEmail_1.Text,
EmpBargUnit: txtBU_1.Text,
EffectiveDate: dcEffDate_4.SelectedDate,
TransToPosNum: Proper(ddlJobDesc_2.Selected.pmpc_position),
TransToJobDesc: Proper(ddlJobDesc_2.Selected.prjb_long),
PASubmittedForReplacedEmp: rdoPAAlreadySubmitted.Selected.Value,
ReasonForChange: ddlPAReason_1.Selected.Value,
PANotes: dcNotes_4.Text,
ManagerEmail: lblHMEmail.Text,
ApprovalStatus: lblApproval_Status_1.Text,
TransFullName: txtfullname_1.Text,
TransEmpMstrCurrentJobNo: lblCurrentPosNum.Text,
TransEmpMstrCurrentJob: txtEmpMstrJob_1.Text,
PATimeStamp: Now()
}
) );

//Patch or Create Another record
Patch(
DataSource2,
Defaults(DataSource2),
{
}
)

 

#2

Create Power Automate to create another record.

Type: Automated Cloud Flow

Trigger: When an item is created

 

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Thanks,
Stalin - Learn To Illuminate

I am just starting to learn PowerAutomate. I will play around with option one as the learning curve shouldn’t prove as steep for me.

 

Just so I am clear, excluding employee specific metadata, the job description values for employee one will become the values for employee two and vise versa.

 

I am currently retrieving via lookup the job info for employee two and saving these values for employee one in my patch function. These save to a different table then where the data is being read from. I will now need to perform a lookup up on employee one so I can save those data for employee two since employee one is swapping jobs with employee two.

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