Feature Request: Add multiple items to relationship at once

Michael Legacy asked on November 13, 2019 00:06

Hey all,

Figured I would make a simple (logically simple at least) feature request.

On a recent project we have had to add thousands of page relationships on different items and having to add them one by one on each page was really quite a chore. An interface to select multiple items for a relationship would be amazing.

Example Solution: We have a relationship called "Treated Conditions". We are on a Hospital Service page and have to add 50 relationships from that page to each treated condition. When opening the page selector to add the relationship, there is a "select multiple" button that enables check-boxes next to each page so that we can multi-select.

There might be some technical limitation to this, but I know that it probably is a feature that could save people a lot of time on relationship-heavy sites.

If there is an easy way to already do this, let me know. I will feel quite dumb if that's the case.

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Brenden Kehren answered on November 13, 2019 00:24

This should be done on the ideas.kentico.com website.

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Peter Mogilnitski answered on November 13, 2019 01:08

I would not use relationship the way you use them. Every time you create a new page - you have to define bunch of related pages (you realationhip table will be massive). It just doesn't make any sense to me. I would look into categories or tags. Both of them can be easily used with smart search /repeater etc. For example: on your Hospital Service page you can say "give me all pages" that have tag(or category) Treated Conditions. On top of that categories have a tree structure on their own, that also can open new dimension (i.e. "give me all pages with categories whose parent category is that"). It is not the control/feature you need - perhaps you need to consider changing your architecture.

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Michael Legacy answered on November 13, 2019 23:43

Peter, that's really not what I need at all. These are more like relationships than they are tags/categories IMO.

With your suggestion, you would need to make a tag/category for EVERY service page (of which there are 150+), and tag each condition (over 500) as that.

Services don't all have the same treated condition, each one has a unique set of them. In addition to that we use a right to left relationship query to find related service to display on each condition page. Relationships seems more likely to be used in this scenario. Perhaps I explained it poorly in the first post.

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