What is database insert (list, false) in apex?

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 I am creating a List of Accounts, using Database.Insert (list,false) if I did give a name for a record in the list, it would skip that particular and insert the remaining records, is there any chance to get the details of the skipped record.

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I am creating a List of Accounts, using database.insert (list,false) . If I did give a name of the record in the list, it would skip that particular and insert the remaining records. Is there any chance to get the details of the skipped record?  apex

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You can get that using Database.saveresult which will have the failed records as well –


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Please check the following link of how to access the error records: https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.apexcode.meta/apexcode/apex_methods_system_database_saveresult.htm


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Add a comment 3 I had a similar problem. For me, it was important to know exactly which inserted object succeeded or failed. I wrote some methods to handle this:

/**  * @description Method to insert objects to DataBase with improved audit

 * @param sObjects - sObjects to be insert

* @param field - field that identifies Saveresult with inserted object

 * @return map where key is a value from field specified as param: field

 * and the value is Save result for sObject which is identified by key

     */  public static Map improvedInsert(List sObjects, Schema.sObjectField field) {

        Map saveResultByField = new Map();
        List results = Database.insert(sObjects, false);
        for (Integer i = 0;i

Methods give you a map where the key is specified as a parameter field value and the value is referencing the Save/Upset Result object.

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answered Jan 31, 2017 at 12:32

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Find the below code refer link The Database methods return result objects containing success or failure information for each record. For example, insert and update operations each return an array of Database.Save Result objects.

  Database.SaveResult[] saveResultList = Database insert(insertList, false);
// Iterate through saveResultList based on isSuccess capture the failed records
for (Database.SaveResult sr : saveResultList) {
    if (sr.isSuccess()) {

        // Operation was successful, so get the ID of the record that was processed

          System.debug('Successfully inserted account. Account ID: ' + sr.getId());


    else {

        // Operation failed, so get all errors

        for(Database.Error err : sr.getErrors()) {
            System.debug('The following error has occurred.');
            System.debug(err.getStatusCode() + ': ' + err.getMessage());

            System.debug('Account fields that affected this error: ' + err.getFields());


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