Create a Parent Record & Child Record Simultaneously

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I need a one step solution for adding both a parent & child record simultaneously.

I have a parent table called "Jobs" & a child table called "Worksheets." When adding a Job parent record with a specific value in a field, I need a Worksheet child record to be created & saved as well.

I understand that I can save the parent record & have a one-click button to create the child record, but I'd really prefer it be a one-step deal, as human error has a big impact on our data entry. Any suggestions, be it jquery, native, or other??

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Here is my low tech solution.

If you make an embedded Report Link Report on your Parent record of the children, you can, in fact add a Parents ind its children on the Add Record form. Just check the FORM properties for the Report Link field and make it editable.

Now, I can't enforce that they do in fact add a child, but you can have a form rule or formula field which put up a red message reminding them (ie when they enter that specific type of parent) and if you like you can have a Notification email fire off to them triggered when a parent is saved with that specific value and the # of children is zero and you can then subscribe them to a report filtered by Created by = current user to haunt them daily and threaten bodily harm until they add that child.

Anyways, I know I'm being cute here, but its a really nice feature that you can natively Add a Parent and its children in one Save.
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I have a Support Case parent record with Activity children records.   When they click on add activity - i want it to save the Case and then move to the Activity form.     I need the form rules on both the Case and the Activity to execute.   But I just want one step.   Any ideas?