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Modify and add columns to a single record in a collection

Hi there,


I'm hitting a syntax wall. 


I have an app designed for a sports database. 


1. The collection starts with capturing basic game information (date, time, opposition etc). 

2. The collection is then displayed in a gallery.

3. Using Patch, I can then modify and save/update the existing records/columns selected. My attached image highlights these records in the green box.


3. Now I want to add more columns to the selected record (orange box in the attached image).  


How do I do this? 



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Dual Super User III

You can't add columns to an individual record in a collection.  You can add columns to the collection itself.  But it looks like what you are really doing is creating a Parent/Child relationship between records in two different collections.  Like any database you can do that by creating the columns in a second collection and making sure that one column in the second collection uniquely identifies the record in the first collection that the record in the second collection belongs to.  To do that I would add some kind of ID column to the first collection and then use the id of the record in a column in the second collection.  Then you can create two galleries/forms.  The second gallery will be populated with records where the ID is equal to the ID displayed in the first form, or selected in the first gallery.

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