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Nested Objects using Bubble UI?

I’m new to bubble.io, searched here and couldn’t find an answer. I’m wondering if it’s possible to create a nested object of data using the bubble database.

For example, if I had a data type called Recipes. I would want to create a list of instructions by having a field called “instruction items” that would be an object/list with multiple fields per item within the list.

For example:

  • Instruction Item (field type: text, list of items)
    • Name (field type: text)
    • Duration (field type: text)
  • Instruction Item (field type: text, list of items)
    • Name (field type: text)
    • Duration (field type: text)

Is my question clear? Is this possible with the Bubble database? If not, is there a better way to use this? Via API call?

Hello and welcome.

Yes, perfectly possible.

You may want to recheck the tutorials for how to set up “Custom” field types.

In your case you would create a Data Type called “Recipe” and also one called “Instruction”.

Then on Recipe you have a field called “List of Instructions” (or whatever you want) and set THAT field type to be “Instruction” and tick the “is a list” box.

Instruction will then have two fields (name/duration) and you might want a step number to sort it.

It will be far far easier to do it “the Bubble way” than lists of texts.

Thank you, Nigel! That makes sense.

Hi Nigel,
I have an extension of the above question and would love if you could help me out. I posted the question here:

Thanks very much