Since I don't totally understand (newbie) I will show you an example of the form.

<select name="person1">
<option value="1">Joe Smith</option>
<input type="radio" name="person1yn" value="Yes"> Y <input type="radio" name="person1yn" value="No"> N

<select name="person2">
<option value="1">Joe Smith</option>
<input type="radio" name="person2yn" value="Yes"> Y <input type="radio" name="person2yn" value="No"> N

and so on...
<input type="submit">

On Saturday, March 29, 2003, at 05:25 PM, John W. Holmes wrote:

I was wondering what is the best way to insert multiple records into a
table? Here is the scenario...

I have a form which has 5 select menus as part of the data that gets
entered. Most of the data goes into a table called tbl_reports. Each
these 5 menus contains the same list of people (from tbl_people). I
have another table which I am calling tbl_report_people which I want
INSERT a record for each person that is selected for any new report (I
hope this is making sense). So for example, a new report form is
out and submitted. 3 of the people selects are used, so I need to add
to the tbl_report_people table the record_id and person_id for each
person selected.

The fastest way will be to create your INSERT dynamically and do them all at once. The format would be:

INSERT INTO table (column1, column2) VALUES

If you're getting record_id and person_id from a form, you can just loop
through them and create each (value,value) part and then add on the
beginning. Without seeing your actual form, that'd be about the best
advice I can give.

---John W. Holmes...

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