So I'm new to using flow and i'm doing something wrong. Hoping someone could help to get me on the correct path.

I have a very simply flow that I'm trying to do that involves pulling a record collection from the Subscription object and creating a new record for each record in the collection in a custom object called Entitlements using only 4 of the data points.

My preference is to have the bulk create work and not have to loop through, but I cant seem to get that to work so I tried looping through and creating the records within the loop, but that does not seem to work either.

Here is what is currently setup with the loop. When I run, I do not get an error, but the records are not being created. The fields I'm trying to include are:

  • Account ID (Destination field is Lookup)
  • Contract Number (Destination field is Text)
  • Product Name (Destination field is Text)
  • Product ID (Destination field is Text)

Any help is massively appreciated

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  • Ahhh I got the loop working. It was a simple mistake of assigning the incorrect Record collection. – Shawn M May 15 at 20:59
  • You want to avoid creating records in a loop. In the loop use a second assignment to add the variable to a collection, and then once the loop finishes use a create records element to insert the full collection in one step. This will bulkify better. – gorav May 17 at 14:30
  • Paste your debug log here, please. What does it say? – Andy E Utkan May 18 at 2:08

Avoid creating records inside a loop. It might fail if there are too many records. Also, it's not the best practice.

You can create a record variable of type 'Entitlement', assign the field's values for Entitlement record inside the loop, and add this variable to the Entitlement record collection variable.

Use a single 'Create Records' element after the loop and insert the Entitlement record collection variable.


Adding an example:

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  • How do you add add the record variable to a collection? This is the part I'm struggling with. I'm guessing a second assignment where I set the the Variable as the Collection, Operator as Add, and the value as the Record.field? – Shawn M May 18 at 18:39
  • Yes. I have added an example for your reference. – Prakhar Saxena May 19 at 5:13
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    You are the man. This helped. My flow is now working. No more creating within the loop. – Shawn M May 19 at 16:56

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