Updating a field in linked table in just created record and open the record


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This is the code I have:

let repoT = base.getTable('Repo');
let sourceT = base.getTable('Source');

let record = await input.recordAsync('Pick a record', sourceT);
// let name = record.getCellValue('Part 1') + '-' + record.getCellValue('Part 2');

if (!record.getCellValue('Repo')) {
    let name = record.getCellValue('Data');
    // create the record in the repo table
    let newRepoRecord = await repoT.createRecordAsync({
            'Name': name
        // set variable for today's date
    let now = new Date().toLocaleDateString("en-GB");
    //note that newRepoRecord is the record ID of the created record
    // see this by logging the result:


    // now take the newly created record ID
    // and set the linked field from this
    let updatedRecord = await sourceT.updateRecordAsync(record, {
        'Repo': [{id: newRepoRecord}],
        'Part Created': "Part Entered " + now
} else {
    console.log("Repo is already linked for this record");

I want to be able to update a field in the newly created record in the repoT table.
The field is called Type and the Value I like to write is Test. the field is a Single Select field.

After I created the record and updated the field I would like the user to be prompted with the expanded field view of that record.

Is there a way of achieving this?

many thanks

Is there at all an option to write to a field in a different table after a record has been created?

Unfortunately not. Record expansion is only possible interactively by pressing the space bar when in a record field.

This is definitely possible within the script as long as you know the ID of the record that you wish to update.

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Yes, scripting app can update any field in any table as long as

  • the user running the script has the necessary permissions, and
  • the script can identify the table and record to update.

Scripting app cannot open the expanded view of a record. It can show a link to the record that will open the expanded view in a new browser window when clicked.

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hi @Justin_Barrett @kuovonne

thanks both so much for your response. Ok the expanded record I strike from the wish list.

Assuming the code above is my code and the record that I have just created with that code is the one the I want to change the value in field {Type} to “Test” how would I need to adapt that code to achieve this?

Thanks so much

This modification to the part of the script that creates the record should do the trick:

let newRepoRecord = await repoT.createRecordAsync({
            'Name': name,
            'Type': {name: "Test"}

Super sweet, that worked!

thanks much

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