custom function or variables?

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kimeee

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Aug 9, 2019, 10:44:11 AM8/9/19
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tried to find this info in documentation but haven't found it so far

wondering if it's possible to create a custom function or variable so that i don't have to add the same info for multiple records

example:  i have multiple professors that have the same assistant.  would like to be able to insert name of custom function containing assistant's contact info to each record instead of all the assistant's contact info for each professor.

thanks for any help


Luis Miguel Morillas

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Aug 9, 2019, 10:52:54 AM8/9/19
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Can you show the data structure you are using?  Use different types so each professor will have the id of its assistant

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kimeee

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Aug 9, 2019, 2:11:03 PM8/9/19
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But for every entry I'd still need to add the assistant's name and info to "type".  What I'm looking for is to be able to only enter a variable say that stands for the particular assistant that will call that assistant's info.

Either way here's data:

{"items" : [
{
"type" : "Physics",
"area" : "Condensed Matter Experiment",
"relationship" : [
"Faculty",
"All Faculty"
],
"title" : "Professor",
"name" : "First Last",
"gender" : "M",
"asst" : "First Last",
"asstphone" : "(617) 555-5555",
"asstemail" : "em...@email.com"
},
{
"type"  : "Physics",
"area"  : "Condensed Matter Experiment",
"relationship"  : [
"Faculty",
"All Faculty"
],
"title"  : "Professor",
"name"  : "First Last",
"gender" : "M",
"asst"  : "First Last",
"asstphone" : "(617) 555-5555",
"asstemail"  : "em...@email.com"
},
{
"type"  : "Physics",
"area"  : "Condensed Matter Experiment",
"relationship"  : [
"Faculty",
"All Faculty"
],
"title"  : "Professor",
"name"  : "First Last",
"gender" : "M",
"asst"  : "First Last",
"asstphone" : "(617) 555-5555",
"asstemail"  : "em...@email.com"
      ]
 }

On Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10:52:54 AM UTC-4, Luis Miguel Morillas wrote:
Can you show the data structure you are using?  Use different types so each professor will have the id of its assistant

El vie, 9 de agosto de 2019 16:44, kimeee <kimee...@gmail.com> escribió:
tried to find this info in documentation but haven't found it so far

wondering if it's possible to create a custom function or variable so that i don't have to add the same info for multiple records

example:  i have multiple professors that have the same assistant.  would like to be able to insert name of custom function containing assistant's contact info to each record instead of all the assistant's contact info for each professor.

thanks for any help


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Luis Miguel Morillas

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Aug 10, 2019, 6:52:18 AM8/10/19
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I think that you should think on a different data structure and use collections:

Main collection:
<div data-ex-role="exhibit-collection" data-ex-item-types="professor"></div>

Data:

{"items" : [
{
"fac" : "Physics",
"area" : "Condensed Matter Experiment",
"relationship" : [
"Faculty",
"All Faculty"
],
"title" : "Professor",
"name" : "First Last",
"gender" : "M",
"asst" : "assitant label or id",
"type": "professor"
},
{
"fac" : "Physics",
"area" : "Condensed Matter Experiment",
"relationship" : [
"Faculty",
"All Faculty"
],
"title" : "Professor",
"name" : "First Last",
"gender" : "M",
"asst" : "assitant label or id",
"type": "professor"
},
{
"fac" : "Physics",
"area" : "Condensed Matter Experiment",
"relationship" : [
"Faculty",
"All Faculty"
],
"title" : "Professor",
"type": "professor",
"name" : "First Last",
"gender" : "M",
"asst" : "assitant label or id"
},
{ "label" : "First Last",
"asstphone" : "(617) 555-5555",
"asstemail" : "em...@email.com",
"type": "assistant"
}
]
}

Remember that all the items must have a unique label or id



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