MJoin - Providing list of linked records to delete

MJoin - Providing list of linked records to delete

Vincent.PVincent.P Posts: 27Questions: 5Answers: 0

Hi @allan ,

As per the MJoin specification, it currently deletes every link before recreating them in the database (both on one-to-many and many-to-many relationships).

Sometimes, it is still needed to avoid that behaviour if for example, the user editing the data doesn't have access to all of it.

Example:
- let's assume a user has access to specific data based on their permissions through specific user roles.
- If we have 2 users who can edit some data with different access level, it could lead to a loss of data

Let's say we want user A to upload and attach a document to a record R. This document should only be seen by user A and user B. Now, we have user C uploading a new document to the same record R. If using the uploadMany, it will delete the link between the first document and the record R as it is not part of the list of documents user C can see on the client-side (therefore, not present in the data shared between client and server).

What I would suggest would be to allow the MJoin class method Remove to use a specific optional parameter that would list the "deleted" items that would've been manually deleted by the user on the client-side. Preventing the need to delete and recreate all links between the tables (and allowing to update linked data with different access permission).

I hope it is clear enough, but if not don't hesitate to ask for more detail.

Best regards,
Vincent.

Answers

  • allanallan Posts: 54,688Questions: 1Answers: 8,553 Site admin

    Hi Vincent,

    Many thanks for your feedback! I agree with your line of reasoning and in fact adding something similar to what you suggest is on the cards for Editor 2.1 (basically a where condition for the Mjoined link table). I don't yet have a release schedule for Editor 2.1 yet is the only thing... Most likely before the end of the year.

    Allan

  • Vincent.PVincent.P Posts: 27Questions: 5Answers: 0

    Hi Allan,

    That's great to hear =)

    I hope it'll be available in the coming months.

    Best regards,
    Vincent.

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