I was testing the AutoComplete Search function out and I thought I would share an idea on how to improve the functionality of the dynamic choices.
From my understanding, currently the dynamic choices of the AutoComplete Search are treated as Data Types. This poses a particular problem when working with Repeating Groups. For example:
I want to create a search result (using a Repeating Group) for businesses that contains the word “wing.” Suppose I have two businesses called “Wing Stop” and “Wing Zone.” Now suppose I set the dynamic choices of AutoFill Search to Business Accounts, and the search field as Business Name. I also set the Data source for the search results as Business Accounts.
When I try to set the constraint of the data source for my search results, I cannot set it to contain the search value “wing.” I am forced to set it to contain the search value’s Business Name. Hence, my search results cannot include both the businesses.
Another issue I find is that if two businesses have the same name, say “Wing Stop.” Then “Wing Stop” appears twice on the autofill list. I find this potentially very bad if you have multiple (say 1000) entries of a field be the same, like the name “John.”
I love that Bubble has the AutoComplete Search and that we can actually affect the autofill choices. However, it would be great if the search results can be populated based on the “search value” rather than an autofill value. I’m not sure how you guys at Bubble will do that but I’m positive you can figure it out in no time. You guys are geniuses!
Almost, the autofill choices should not have any duplicates.
Let me know your thoughts, guys! Thanks!