function cdb_batchRead(pDataA, pTarget)


This function reads a list of records and returns those records' contents.


  • pDataA (Array) - A multidimensional array, where the first key is a tableID that maps to another array where the keys are recordIDs, and the elements are empty. There must be at least one tableID key in the array.

    • [tableID] (Key) - Key is the table's ID, maps to subarray of record IDs.
      • [cdbRecordID 1] (Key) - Key that is the cdbRecordID of the first record to be read, or "*" to read all records in a table.
        • empty - The value of the corresponding key must be empty.
      • [cdbRecordID N] (Key)* - Key that is the cdbRecordID of the nth record to be read.
        • empty - The value of the corresponding key must be empty.
  • pTarget (String) - The place to read the record(s), either "cloud" or "local".

* optional parameter.

Note: To read all the records for a given table, use "*" as key mapping to empty in place of the array of cdbRecordID keys.

BatchRead input diagram


(Array) - A multidimensional array with the same structure as the input array. The empty values for each cdbRecordID have been replaced with the keys and values of the corresponding record.

BatchRead output diagram

Additional Requirements

This API call requires internet access.


local tDataA, tTarget, tOutputA, tClientsTableID, tOfficeTableID

# Table name: clients               
# cdbRecordIDs: 
# 12345678-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab     
# 87654321-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab

# Table name: office
# cdbRecordIDs:
# 45678123-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab

put cdb_tableID("clients") into tClientsTableID                                       
put cdb_tableID("office") into tOfficeTableID

put empty into tDataA[tClientsTableID]["*"]
put empty into tDataA[tOfficeTableID]["45678123-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab"]

put "cloud" into tTarget

put cdb_batchRead(tDataA,tTarget) into tOutputA

# Output Array:
# tOutputA[tClientsTableID]["12345678-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab"]["firstName"] - "John"
# tOutputA[tClientsTableID]["12345678-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab"]["lastName"] - "Smith"
# tOutputA[tClientsTableID]["12345678-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab"]["age"] - "47"
# tOutputA[tClientsTableID]["12345678-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab"]["income"] - "100000"

# tOutputA[tClientsTableID]["87654321-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab"]["firstName"] - "Jenny"
# tOutputA[tClientsTableID]["87654321-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab"]["lastName"] - "Smith"
# tOutputA[tClientsTableID]["87654321-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab"]["age"] - "46"
# tOutputA[tClientsTableID]["87654321-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab"]["income"] - "100000"

# tOutputA[tOfficeTableID]["45678123-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab"]["name"] - "Smith's Tech"
# tOutputA[tOfficeTableID]["45678123-abcd-1234-cdef-1234567890ab"]["address"] - "123 office road"