Auto select inserted row in table

Would be wonderful if there were an easy way to select the inserted row in a table. I have not figured out a reliable way to do this. Still on the hunt today, If I figure something out I'll post here.

@bradlymathews if you're sorting the table, you can run a JS query that executes table1.selectRow() and pass in the index you want to select.

Yes, that is the easy part. I need to wait until the insert is complete, read the ID of the new record, wait for the table to refresh with the new data, find the index of the inserted record and then select the row.

How one puts those pieces together will depend on the app's architecture. Seeing as you are shooting for low-code, maybe there is a way to pull much this off on your end?

Here is the latest version that seems to work for one of my apps where I use a modal form (as opposed to the Add Row button of the table) to add a simple record.

// jsInsertTemplate
const templateInsert = async () => {
  // Set the name of the template I am adding to a temp state var
  // which I will use later to find the row to select. This is a shortcut
  // to reading the ID returned from the insert - won't work for every situation.
  await qryTemplateInsert.trigger()  // Insert record
  await qryTemplatesSelect.trigger() // requery the database
  // Note to Retool devs: Can we please, please simply update 
  // instead of requiring we requery the back end?
if (txtAddTemplateName.value) {  // Only execute if form is filled in.
	templateInsert() // Now trigger the function

Then in the qryTemplatesSelect's onSuccess I call jsSelectTemplateRow

// jsSelectTemplateRow
const idx =
if (idx >= 0 ) {

This is useful feedback @bradlymathews - definitely sharing with the team as we think more about improving general CRUD in Retool.

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CRUD in Retool needs some love. Any progress on this or other CRUD improvements (in particular I'm looking at issues with UPSERT for forms that can create new or edit).

Also, it's worth mentioning that you can get the database to return the ID of the inserted or modified row and use that instead of having to query the DB a second time. In postgres, for example, you'd use the keyword RETURNING

Hey @tradesorg_chris, at the moment we don't have any expected timeline, but as soon as we have any info we will update this post. If you are having other specific issues I would create a new POST for features you would like to see or have improved. Thank You!

I couldn't agree more! I relate to every single comment here.