Condensing Multiple Conditions

I have many situations where I have a condition that needs to check one or more options. For example, I have an option set OS-Lists which has the following options:

  1. Inbox
  2. Actions
  3. Projects
  4. Agendas
  5. References
  6. Trash

I could have en element with the following condition:

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This example is more simple to set up than many in my app. Sometimes there are 6-10 different options that I need to test for.

Is there a better way to construct this condition? What I’d like to be able to do is something like:

When: Group Test's OS-Lists is in the set {Actions, Inbox, References}

Something like this is much easier to input, but I don’t know how in Bubble to enter a subset of the option set without naming the ones of interest individually. Could I create another option set of the subset? Yes, but I simply have too many varying conditions for this to be feasible or make any sense.

Also, it’s not always just using option sets. I often need a condition to test if the URL is one of several, or the values of a state, etc. It’s very tedious to input all of these individually and sometimes difficult to get the parentheses to align correctly for the result I want causing me to delete and re-enter several options.

I’m open to ideas. Thanks!

What conditions are you looking for and how is data set up in OS-Lists?

Add an attribute to the Option Set and use that to filter the options.
If the option set can be separated into clear partitions (eg. Admin, Vendor & Customer), use these to create another optionset and set it as an attribute to the main option set.

However if you want more flexibility with your subsets you could use a text-type attribute which you could essentially use as an ID. I just call it ‘index’ and set them to 1,2,3,4,5…
The conditional would look like the following:

All Options:filtered > constraint: This option’s index is in Arbitrary Text > ([Put your desired indices here seperated by a comma ] : split by ‘,’ :contains parent’s group option

Its not a ridiculous timesaver, but it does make it easier to add/remove options from the conditions, as you just need to modify the list of numbers in the Arbitrary Text

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Group Test's OS-Lists is in Actions:converted to list:plus item Inbox:plus item References

In this, :plus item = OR and the only extra operator required is :converted to list


The only problem with this solution is that if you have to remove one of the options from the middle of the dynamic expression it becomes a nightmare and bubble has a stroke.

The only time I enable the new expression composer :grin:

Still a nightmare :joy: but im glad to hear that the expression composer is getting stabler

That’s a great idea. I used something similar in one spot but have not used it more universally. I’ll do this where I can. Unfortunately, it’s not only option sets I need to filter on. It could be a set of URLs, values in a state, visibility of elements, etc.

Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for. I’ve been typing out each individual condition, and if I need to change one in the beginning of the sequence I usually need to retype the entire thing. What you suggest is more straightforward and I only need to input the left side of that equation once. It’s also more clear to read. Thank you.

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