AnsweredAssumed Answered

Update many records from one dropdown

Question asked by Stu412 on Jun 10, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 10, 2015 by philmodjunk


Update many records from one dropdown



This should be quite simple I think but I've managed to get tangled.  I have a list of 90 records and on each one I want to update a field called Status, which is based on a dropdown list I've created.  The status will be either Primary or Secondary.

The list of 90 records comes from an import.

In order to get where I am (and this is where I accept there may be a better way), I've set up a global field, added this to the layout and used the dropdown list against this.  The user can now click this and because Data::Status = GF_Status within the data table, the status magically populates through all 90 records.

However, due to the nature of global variables, the value still exists for the next (different) import of data, which is incorrect.

Is there a better way of doing what I'm trying here, ie, user clicks one button, 90 rows of data all get updated?

Or, is there a way of forcing the global variable to reset to nothing after each use?