I am working on a Work Order Instructions app. My thought is that I would store directions and images for each process in a table, and then dynamically populate the Tulip Step page (images and texts) with the data from the table. I have been able to get a POC working, but it feels clunky, and I have two questions that I think would make it a bit cleaner.
First - Currently, I am loading a record from the table into a placeholder and then individually storing fields from the placeholder into variables so the texts and images in the Step can then display the variable. This feels like an extra step (Record → variable → text) and I’m wondering if there is a way to have a text element or image be set directly from a record placeholder?
Second - I can load a record into a placeholder by that record’s ID, but ideally I would be able to query a table based on other information. I know I can use a table query with an interactive table and then link a record to that table, but then I would need someone to click on the record to actually set the variable that the text would read from. Is there any other way to use table queries besides the interactive table? Or maybe some way to run a trigger automatically with the first entry in the interactive table?