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Using GROQ queries in Structure Builder for custom ordering

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Last updated: Aug 23, 2022
If I am using the Structure Builder, I see that there are filters, but it is quite explicit that I cannot feed it queries.
I wanted to take second pane child documents of my first pane's schema type, and apply a very particular order to them, but custom orderings depend on a string, which I don't have (I am doing some basic math to a nested value inside the color picker).

I thought about making a custom input that tried grabbing that and returning a string out of that to feed into the orderings object, but I'd much rather use a GROQ query ( with an
order qualifier at the end ) because that more or less returns the list I am after.
Is this possible? I get a bit faceblind with the terminology like list, list item, listtype, listtypeitem, etc. and while
user B
posted a useful example to pick a child at random, it's just the one item and my attempts to come up with a map -- even though the console logs the full list properly -- don't work. I can try to reproduce the explosion if someone needs exact errors but I'm not even sure if it's possible.
Aug 22, 2022, 10:06 PM
A
child()
can actually take a function. Even better, it can take an async function, which will allow you to use a GROQ query to get the documents you want! There's an example of this here . You can just tweak the query and use it! Make sure you install rxjs so that your lists will automatically include any new documents you create.
Aug 22, 2022, 10:22 PM
Wow,
user M
that was lightning fast! Thanks! I'll give it a shot.
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