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Easily creating a "Select Field" with multiple options on a Database

  • 8 July 2020
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Easily creating a "Select Field" with multiple options on a Database
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Have you already needed to create a Select field with multiple fields on a Database? 

 

Well, there’s a thing called GraphQL mutation that can maybe help you. 

 

GraphQL is a query language for your API, and a server-side runtime for executing queries by using a type system you define for your data. This technology helps you search for information in your organization in a much faster and practical way.

 

Ok, but you are probably asking yourself what should I do? 

 

First, you need to access Pipefy’s GraphQL page: https://app.pipefy.com/graphiql , that should pretty much look like this:

 

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Now you should paste the query below on the left white side of the page:

 

Query:

 

mutation{

createTableField(input:{

  table_id: "Database ID

  type:"select"

  label:"Name of the field"

  options:["Option 1",

"Option 2",

"Option 3",]

}) {

  clientMutationId

}

}


 

It should look like this (example):

 

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After that, press the execute qpB1oAJY_r7zM-rbPruog807Sqd6_QgRAUzRu63sN55RFJ74hbJ4k-fB2P_d8Y0xw8rFl6y_c0fUCX_ZcpmygEEwK6oQDyTl0j01K9gjViFnYocFGHZ3thS4PB18m67QHiTqYW8U button on the top left side of your screen.

 

There you go! Now refresh your page and check your Database, you have created a new select field with all the options you wanted. 

 

Let me know if you have any questions!


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Userlevel 3

FYI for anybody reading this, the same can also be done in the database UI :) 

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