Calculations - pull fields from workspace contacts, such as email
I can't for the life of me work out how to pull fields from workspace contacts into the calculation field.
App#1 contains a workspace contact field among other information
App#2 contains a relationship field which links to App#1
I would like to use the calculation field to display the email address in App#2, from the workspace contact in App#1 so when I export from App#2, it will contain the email address from the contact in App#1
I don't want to revert to another contact app or break the contact up into multiple fields, as that defeats the purpose of using contacts (plus I have a lot of them, and don't want to have to go back through them all to map them into new fields
No decent answers - apparently this is a limitation of PODIO. I was given a work around, which involves not using contact fields within an app, but to create a contacts app, using text fields instead. The text fields could then be pulled across into the required app using the @all of xxx.join(", ") function in a calculation field. The join function cannot access anything within a contact field, which is rather annoying.
in Podio Calculation fields you only have access to the name of a contact in a contact field
In Globiflow you've access to Name, Phone, E-Mail of a contact.
In my opinion it's alwys better to have a contact app than using workspace contacts. In the contact app I would use the e-mail and the phone-fields (not text field). How to handle E-Mail- and Phone Fields in calculations see here https://help.podio.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/204421608-New-email-and-phone-fields
Hope that helps,
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