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Combine/Add multiple objects and lists in a singular Change list or Join microflow action.

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Right now if you have an empty list and you want to add multiple entities to it, you always have to do this in separate steps.

I would like the ability to combine multiple objects into a single add to list statement.


As an example I have a list of a specific entity type
$List1 = [1,2,3] then I have a bunch of single entities of the same entity type or specializations thereof
$entity1= 4,
$entity2= 5,
$entity3= 6
and another list: $List2 = [7,8,9]

I then want to be able to say “Change list” = pick any of the relevant options, which I think are just “Add” or “Remove”
And then I would like to be able to just say: $List1,$entity1,$entity2,$entity3,$List2
Resulting in a new list containing [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9]

It would be very helpful if there was a generic API for JAVA that would allow for configuring a variable amount of parameters. So that we could build JAVA actions that can do this behavior described above too.
 

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Just an easy way to combine stuff in a list of the same entity type, and yes if you would add specialized items, then it would still be a list of the generalized type.

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Agree, then the list is the generalization, right? The idea is not clear if you want lists supporting different entities (completely new phenomena) or just an easy way of changing a list. To the latter, I do agree.

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In my mind it could be either one entity type or specializations thereof.

Created

You're talking about multiple objects of the same entity right? (please update your idea mixing entity and object)

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