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camer314
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How to model a relationship to another column other than primary name

Lets say I have a standalone table called Groupings and that table has columns Group1...Group5 which are straight text fields.

 

Then in another table I have a column Group1 which I want it to be a Choice of all unique values from Group1 in the first table. And so on for Group2...Group5

 

Not sure this is even remotely possible in Dataverse. My use case is to offer up these choice lists in an already existing grid PCF control so in that sense anything is possible but am looking for either:

 

  1. Guidance on if there is a Dataverse way to model this without coding
  2. Or if not what is the least hackiest way to handle with code

For example, the hackiest way I can think of which does work is to store an ODATA query in the column Description which my PCF executes and produces the list of options. So really anything less lame than that would be a bonus 🙂

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FLMike
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Hello,

 

My big question is, is this a pattern you simply want to have always or is this a one and done pattern where you now the fields you need and therefore only have to do it once?

 

Also, I don't know where you will use this (Canvas App or Model Driven App), but if its a Canvas App you could simply look at a Component versus PCF and it would be really easy to build.


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HI @FLMike 

 

This is a recurring pattern. That is, the user is able to add and remove groups and those changes are reflected in the choice list. It is fine if a row has a group value which has subsequently been deleted, there is not a strict constraint in that regard.

 

Unfortunately this is a model driven scenario, in a grid that is on a form.

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