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Inserts records in SQL database from records in memory.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Matrix 9.2 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Matrix.InsertRecordsToSQL"; MatrixRef; Connection; InsertTableName; FieldNames { ; StartRow; EndRow; Replace } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
MatrixRef The matrix reference number. $matrix
Connection The connection reference number gained with SQL.NewConnection. $Connection
InsertTableName The name of the table to insert record into. "Assets"
FieldNames A list of field names for the insert.
Empty entries in the list are ignored.
StartRow The index of the start row.
First row is 0.
Pass -1 or nothing for default which is starting with row 0.
-1 Optional
EndRow The index of the end row.
First row is 0. Last Row would be Matrix.Height-1.
Pass -1 to use all rows and the plugin will internally use RowCount-1.
-1 Optional
Replace Set to 1 to replace existing entries.
Currently available for MySQL and databases with same syntax.
0 Optional


Returns OK or error.


Inserts records in SQL database from records in memory.
This function allows to easily copy a lot of records from a query in FileMaker database into a SQL database.
Please provide field names in other table. The order has to match those in the record set.
Due to passing in new field names, you can even rearrange values from one column to other while copying. In the SQL you can use functions for sums or join data from several tables together to fill a new table.
Reports an error if field name list doesn't match column count of the query result.
Function will fail if data types in source and dest fields do not match for assignment. e.g. date and time fields will not work, only timestamp fields.

For insert within FileMaker, please use Matrix.InsertRecords.

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Created 8th April 2019, last changed 7th April 2022

Matrix.InsertRecords - Matrix.JSONRecord