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Submitting new record to SQL Server with GUID



I am trying to submit a new record into SQL server which required a GUID. function. I tried inserting a default value in the datacard with the value GUID() but I receive an error that the AccountID is required.


I tried the following Patch function but keep receiving the following errors (Unexpected characters: Contain 'ParenClose' where Error is expected):


'[dbo].[Account]', Defaults('[dbo].[Account]'),
Name: DataCardValue20_2.text,
Surname: DataCardValue38_2.text,
Group: DataCardValue4_2.text,
Passport No: DataCardValue36_2.text,
Tel No: DataCardValue39_2.text,
Cell No: DataCardValue2_2.text,
ID No: DataCardValue5_2.text,
Nationality: DataCardValue21_2.text,
Relationship: DataCardValue37_2.text,
Email Address: DataCardValue3_2.text,
Initials: DataCardValue19_2.text,
Notes: DataCardValue35_2.text,
AccountID: GUID()


What could be the problem with the above Patch statement? Is there any other way to submit a new record with GUID?


Thanks in advance.

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Hi @wschel 

Part of the problem is that for column names with spaces, you need to enclose the column names in single quotes. The column names are also  case sensitive, so the names you provide will need to match the case of your source columns.

The following should hopefully take you further.

         Name: DataCardValue20_2.Text,
         Surname: DataCardValue38_2.Text,
         Group: DataCardValue4_2.Text,
         Passport No: DataCardValue36_2.Text,
         'Tel No': DataCardValue39_2.Text,
         'Cell No': DataCardValue2_2.Text,
         'ID No': DataCardValue5_2.Text,
         Nationality: DataCardValue21_2.Text,
         Relationship: DataCardValue37_2.Text,
         'Email Address': DataCardValue3_2.Text,
         Initials: DataCardValue19_2.Text,
         Notes: DataCardValue35_2.Text,
         AccountID: GUID()



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