CreateWith Block

Use the CreateWith Block to write entity records to a target datastore that stores related data hierarchically. You can, for example, use a CreateWith Block to process a Sales Order and use the Add Block to include the Sales Item entity or children contained in the Sales Order record or parent. See Hierarchical Data.

Note: This Block is only available for Connections that support hierarchical data.

The CreateWith Block adds a new record for a specified entity, and can contain Add Blocks to specify data for its children to add records to a datastore. As part of configuring a CreateWith Block, you:

Note: Change Block Operation Type and Batch Processing are not supported for target Blocks associated with hierarchical data.

The CreateWith Block builds an entire hierarchical record and then writes that to the target datastore. When using a CreateWith Block and any Add Blocks it may contain, no data is written to the target until the end of the CreateWith operation. If you use a standard Create, Update, Delete operation within a CreateWith Block, those operations write to the target immediately.

When using a CreateWith Block, operation results are only available outside the CreateWith and only for the first level of the hierarchy selected. For example, if in the CreateWith Block you selected an entity named Country, only the results for Country are available, not the results for any related children or grandchildren.

Depending on your requirements, you can nest CreateWith Blocks. If for any reason there is a conflict where an Add Block might be paired with more than one CreateWith Block, the innermost CreateWith Block takes precedence.

Note: To improve the readability of a Map, select the collapse () or expand () icons on the Block to display or hide all of the Blocks included within the selected Block.

Block Properties — General Tab

From the Block Properties General Tab, you can change the Block Label, add a description, and select the parent or top level entity to use for this operation.

Block Properties — Include Tab

For target Blocks that support hierarchical data, use the Include tab to select related entities that you wish to write to the target datastore. For example, if your hierarchy is Country, State, City, Business, and the entity selected for this Block is Country, select State, City, and Business to indicate that you also want that data for each Country. To include the related child information, use a combination of the For Each Child Block and Add Block inside this Block. See Block Properties Include Tab — Hierarchical Entities.

Block Properties — Fields Tab

From the Block Properties Fields Tab, you can:

When using the Fields tab, you can:

For detailed information about using the Fields tab, see Block Properties Fields Tab and Mapping Hierarchical Data Fields.

Note: When you first open the Fields tab, the icon displays and the Errors/ Warnings tab indicates that there are Errors and Warnings. This is expected behavior. Errors and Warnings display for the General and Fields tabs until all required data has been entered and the Validate button has been selected. See Block And Map Errors And Warnings.

Block Properties — Error Handling Tab

Use the Error Handling options to enable or disable processing this record when a Block operation encounters a problem. For the CreateWith Block, errors can be logged when an operation fails. See Block Properties Error Handling Tab for additional information.

If this setting is checked, an error from any part of the data, parent or child, generates a record error and no more Blocks execute for that record. If the setting is unchecked, no error is written to the log and the Map continues running with the text of the error available in the Result Fields.

Note: For most runtime errors, the error handling setting on the CreateWith, UpdateWith, or UpsertWith Block supersedes the error handling set on any Add Blocks within it, even if the problem is generated by one of the fields in the Add Block.

Block Properties — Errors And Warnings Tab

If there are any errors or warnings for this Block, the Errors and Warnings tab displays the number of errors or warnings in the tab name. See Block And Map Errors And Warnings.

Once you have corrected the errors, select the Validate button to update the Errors and Warnings tab.

Related Topics

Working With Blocks

Mapping Blocks

UpdateWith Block

UpsertWith Block

Add Block

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Execute Block