Search on inverse link fields?

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  • January 10, 2019 at 9:56 AM #33356

    Greg Maletic

    I have a one-to-many link set up between two forms. Let’s call the forms A and B.

    In B — which has an inverse link back to A — I would like to have a search set up that can show me all the records in B that have _no_ link established, i.e., the inverse link field is blank.

    But when I try to do a search on B, the inverse link field does not show up. Is this a limitation? If so, is there another way to accomplish what I want?


    January 10, 2019 at 12:43 PM #33357


    Hi Greg,

    There’s no function to search a parent form for any values contained in a related form.

    However, you can workaround this by using either a Script field or a Calculation field.

    On your form B, add a Calculation field. Edit the formula and choose a field from the list of fields that show up that are contained within the parent form A. Any field will do. Then you can add a Saved Search that checks to see if the value of the calculation field is empty or not.

    Hope that helps.



    January 10, 2019 at 1:56 PM #33358

    Greg Maletic

    This worked! Thank you.

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