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2-Way Relationship Binding

When adding a relationship field to an item template, it would be great to have an option to enable 2-way binding and 2-way viewing.

Ex:

Add relationship field from:

Contact -> Company

If there is a relationship field from Contact -> Company and a relationship field from Contact <- Company, then

Show contact item in Contacts relationship field in Company, instead of showing contact item in Related Items in Company

Basically,

If:
Contact -> Company
and:
Contact <- Company
then:
Contact <-> Company

It would be nice to show the relationship in the proper relationship field, instead of "Related To" in either Contacts or Companies app if the relationship logic is 2-way.

Caleb Roseland

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Thanks for the input Caleb! We appreciate the feedback. :)

/Joseph – Podio

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We are running into this exact issue. Is there any way to accomplish this in the current implementation?

Roger Jesrani 1 vote
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Hi Roger,

It isn't currently a true 2-way link. Since the relationship field only exists in one app, any items added to that field would get a "related items" section on the other side.

So linked items are always linked from both sides, they just look a bit different since the actual relationship field is only in one app.

Hope that makes sense.

/Jacquelyn - Podio

Jacquelyn May 1 vote
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Thanks Jacquelyn! What would be very helpful is if you could filter, sort, view, etc. on related items. So even if the relationship field is in the other table, you can still get all the benefits of it being local.

Not being able to filter on related items is our main problem with how relationships are implemented.

Thanks,

Roger

Roger Jesrani 1 vote
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Caleb I have come across this many times. I currently believe I have a simple solution through Workflows 

Matthew Rideout 1 vote