cvuppala
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Creating Multiple Items

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Hi,
 
I have the following scenario:
 

  1. I have a list called “Training List”  where a training event is logged with the Training Date, Training PM and Training Description.
  2. As soon as an item is created in Training List, I would like to create an attendance list automatically with few items created. I use a list template with pre-populated list items  and use Create List Action in Nintex workflow to automate the creation of list.
  3. However, Once I create the List, I would like to update all the items with certain column values derived from Training List and send an email to the training PM with the link to the new list. The issue I am having is that,  I am not able to reference the list that is created in step 2 to use “Update multiple Items” action.
     
     
    Can anyone please direct us on how to build this functionality?
     
    Thank you,
     

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murphybp2
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Re: Creating Multiple Items

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Is it necessary to create a separate list for each event?  Could you not use a single attendance list, with a column that associates it to the specific event it is for?  That could make the process of adding attendance information easier. 

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emha
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Re: Creating Multiple Items

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to update list items you can use Lists.asmx webservice and its UpdateListItems method

Lists.UpdateListItems Method (Lists) 

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cvuppala
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Re: Creating Multiple Items

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Hi Brendan,

The reason why I would like to create a seperate list for each event is that, after a certain deadline, we don't want users to register. 

Please let me know if there is a better way of doing this without creating a seperate list.

Thank you,

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cvuppala
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Re: Creating Multiple Items

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Hi Marian,

Let me try this approach.

Thank you,

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murphybp2
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Re: Creating Multiple Items

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Are you building a registration process, or a way to record attendance?  I read your question as recording attendance.  If you're building a registration process, there are a couple of ways you could prevent registration after a certain time, but it depends on how you're building the process.  I had built a registration process form at a former company where you would select the event you were registering for from a drop down.  The drop down list was configured to only display only certain events based on a date.  So events after a certain date the user wouldn't be able to select from the drop down.  That's how we prevented the registrations.  

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cvuppala
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Re: Creating Multiple Items

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Hi Brendan & Marian,

Thank you so much for your help.

I changed my design and below is what I am doing:

1) I create a new list using a list template every time an event is logged in Training list.  When an event is logged in the Training List, the PM sets a last date to Register field as well.

2) I constructed the newly created list url for the attendees list and send out a notification to the PM to distribute the url to the interested attendees.

3) Once the last date to register approaches, I would like to change the permissions of the list so that no one can register after last date to register has past. I would like to change the permissions of a user group on the list if possible or even "Everyone".  

4) I would like to send an outlook invite to all the registered users in the attendee list.

I am done with steps 1 and 2. However, I do not see an option to change the permissions of the list as outlined in step 3.

Any direction on steps 3 and 4 will help.

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emha
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Re: Creating Multiple Items

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there is yet another web service that deals with list permissions - Permissions.UpdatePermission Method (Permissions) 

reg. sending outlook calendar entry, I think I have already answered you  

View solution in original post

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cvuppala
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Re: Creating Multiple Items

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Hi Marian,

I followed the instructions specified here at:  

The entire process was very successful. However, the start time and end time in the resulting ics does not match the start time and end time that I entered in the calendar list item which triggered the workflow.

For eg: The start time I specified in the calendar list item is :1:15pm and end time as 2:15pm. However, the ics when added to the calendar has a start time of 6.15am and end time of 7:15am.

I am not sure what is going on here. Can you please advise?

Thank you.

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cvuppala
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Re: Creating Multiple Items

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Hi Marian,

I resolved the time zone issue by removing "z" from formatDate dateString format parameter. I will try the permissions webservice to restrict the permissions after the deadline(this is not required but I will give it a try). 

Overall, I was able to build my solution. 

Thank you for excellent help and guidance,

Best Regards,

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