Hello, I was wondering if anyone has a brilliant idea for this use-case:
As we all know there are some issues with how Podio handles contacts atm, especially that they are workspace bounded. This has been recognized by the Podio team and is something they are working on as mentioned elsewhere.
In the meantime I have made a contacts workspace with an organization and contacts app, as many of you probably did. Since we can reference over spaces this is actually a really good solution that allows a lot of flexibility (although the fact that search is limited to the first field can be a bit complicated sometimes).
Now my problem is as follow: when I add a reference to an app in this contacts workspace (be it organizations or the contacts app) I get the warning that by allowing referencing over workspaces I am allowing users of that specific work to get a preview of the referenced item content. That is actually exactly what I want: I have events in which I reference to a contact and then I want them to see the address etc. At least the summary, but preferably they are able to click and go to the item.
So I was surprised that when I made a test user I was actually only able to see the name of the referenced item and nothing else. If I wanted to see more I had to hit the request access button.
But that is not what I want, since I do not want people only loosely associated with our organization (in my case performers, technicians) to be able to see our complete contact list.
The only solution I can come up with atm is creating a central database outside podio that is a copy of the central contact database in podio and then having a seperate contacts app in a workspace that is triggered via the api to create a record if there is a reference to it from that workspace. But this is quite complicated and you can't solve that the link goes to the wrong record (at least I couldn't think of a solution for that yet). In sum it needs a really complicated workaround for something that I though was already in Podio, so maybe there are other ways?
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