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How to insert multiple records with MySQLi server behaviours

Thread began 3/27/2018 12:15 pm by jon211112 | Last modified 3/28/2018 2:23 pm by Ray Borduin | 49 views | 3 replies |

jon211112

How to insert multiple records with MySQLi server behaviours

I have two tables - registrants and riders - and a form which contains fields for both tables. I want to process some of the fields and insert into the registrants table with a record. I then want to insert records into the riders table which has one field containing the ID of the newly inserted registrant record.

I've tried a number of ways to achieve this but none of them are working. I see you're close with a new version of the MySQLi Server Behaviours but it's still in beta so I'm reluctant to use it on a production site.

Can it be done with the existing version or should I go with the beta?

I don't want to use the previous Data Bridge as it's a new site so really needs to be running PHP7 and using MySQLi.

Cheers

Jon

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

As long as you are inserting one record at a time it can be done with the existing MySQLi Server behaviors.

You insert into the registrants table and save the ID in the session. Then go to the insert riders table and insert riders with the saved value from the session as the registrantID. Then set it to redirect to itself and show a table of existing registrants on the page with a done button that takes them back to their dashboard. You wouldn't need the BETA.

The BETA might be worth using since it would help you create the insert pages and tables. Since you can test everything locally first I wouldn't worry too much about using the beta on a live site. If you do have errors it would be in Dreamweaver or in getting the pages to work in the first place and then you could just choose not to upload them to the live site until they are working properly.

So... I'd personally use the beta, but you don't have to in order to get something like this working. A premier support ticket might be your best bet. Then I'd use the BETA and show you how I would do it.

I'd run the data assist wizard for both tables and then join the two with framework builder plugins and add the session variable relationships nad probably blow your mind a bit on how quickly and easily it could be done.

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jon211112

Hi Ray

Thanks for the speedy reply. So I can't insert into multiple tables with a single form submission using the current MySQLi behaviours?

I think I'm going to break the process down into separate pages. It means a few more clicks but should be a lot tidier.

Cheers

Jon

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Yes. You can apply the insert server behavior multiple times on the same page.

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