Return things of things?


Having some good success connecting Bubble to Dropsource via API. The challenge is I need to return a list of Things (no problem there), but some of the fields I am returning reference other things. I’d rather not have to do multiple API calls, is there a way to compile a list of things to return with the just the fields I need (and combine the “thing’s things” together)?

For example, if I am returning a Thing that has a user field, I don’t need the user’s unique ID in the app, I’d rather return the Thing with the plaintext User’s User Name field rather than the raw Thing which only contains the unique id of the user. In that way I can reduce the API calls and the logic required on the Dropsource side.

The way I’m doing this now is to simply duplicate every field of the Thing’s Thing so that I have access to the plain text field via API, but this is cumbersome and tedious on the bubble side, and doesn’t feel like the best way to do it.

Is that making any sense?

Thanks for the help!

Hey Alex, did you ever figure this out? I think what I’m doing requires a similar solution.

@gpsmith did you ever figure this out? :slight_smile:

I’ve figured similar things out. Feel free to message me with any questions!