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Eric Anderson 54Eric Anderson 54 

Access Id from object creating in trigger

Hi there,

I have a need to create a trigger that will create a row for a 'Time_Entry' object based on the addition of a row to a 'Requst' object. The 'Request' object has 'Time entries' assigned to it and it is perceived that there is time associated with creating a new request, so the requirement is that the system create a 'Time Entry' for a 'Request' when the new request is opened. I've tried to create a trigger for this based on what i learned from the Trailhead training, but I'm missing something.
 
trigger New_Req_Time_Entry on Request__c (after insert) {
    //Get the ID number for the request just created. 
        string RequestID = Request__c.Id; 
    //Build the default values to the new time entry record. 
        Time_Entry__c entry = new Time_Entry__c(Activity__c='<Select Activity>', Date_Worked__c=System.today(), Hours_Worked__c=' 0', Minutes_Worked__c='15', Related_Object__c=RequestID);
    //Insert the new default time entry row into the Salesforce database. 
        Insert entry;

}

I've tried 3 or 4 approaches, and I keep thinking that I'm over thinking it!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Eric Anderson
Best Answer chosen by Eric Anderson 54
Abhishek M.Abhishek M.
Hi Eric,
Use the following code,

trigger New_Req_Time_Entry on Request__c (after insert) {
        list<Time_Entry__c> entrylistToInsert = new list<Time_Entry__c>();
        for(Request__c req : trigger.new){
            string RequestID = req.Id;
            Time_Entry__c entry = new Time_Entry__c(Activity__c='<Select Activity>', Date_Worked__c=System.today(), Hours_Worked__c=' 0', Minutes_Worked__c='15', Related_Object__c=RequestID);
            entrylistToInsert.add(entry);
        }
        Insert entrylistToInsert;
}

- Hope this helps

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Abhishek M.Abhishek M.
Hi Eric,
Use the following code,

trigger New_Req_Time_Entry on Request__c (after insert) {
        list<Time_Entry__c> entrylistToInsert = new list<Time_Entry__c>();
        for(Request__c req : trigger.new){
            string RequestID = req.Id;
            Time_Entry__c entry = new Time_Entry__c(Activity__c='<Select Activity>', Date_Worked__c=System.today(), Hours_Worked__c=' 0', Minutes_Worked__c='15', Related_Object__c=RequestID);
            entrylistToInsert.add(entry);
        }
        Insert entrylistToInsert;
}

- Hope this helps
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Eric Anderson 54Eric Anderson 54
Abhlshek,

Thank you for the help. That got it working for me.

Have a great day!

- Eric Anderson -