# joinByArrayReverse

A joinByArrayReverse field allows us to access the other side of a joinByArray relationship. Since this is the "other end" of the relationship, there is no editing interface. It is just a convenience allowing us to "see" the related objects from the other point of view.


For backwards compatibility, you can set the idField option instead to match that in the other join, but this is confusing and hard to maintain. Just use reverseOf.

# Example

// Part of our schema for fabrics (see the joinByArray example)
  // No actual editing interface is currently offered, edit it from the other end
  name: '_products',
  type: 'joinByArrayReverse',
  // Optional since the name of our join matches the name of the type, plus an s
  withType: 'product',
  // Optional since there is only one join with fabrics in the product schema
  reverseOf: '_fabrics'

We can now see _products as a property of each fabric object that is related to a product.

If desired, we can specify relationship and relationshipsField just as we would for joinByArray. Currently these are not automatic in a reverse join and must be fully specified if relationship properties are to be accessed. Most array joins do not have relationship properties and thus do not require reverse access to them.

# Settings

Property Type Default Description
name string Sets the name of the field in the database
label string Sets the label of the field that the user sees
required boolean false If true, the field is mandatory
contextual boolean false If true, it will prevent the field from appearing in a dialog box
type string Specifies the field type
readOnly boolean false If true, prevents the user from editing the field
help string Help text for the field that will appear with the field's label
htmlHelp string Help text with support for HTML markup
withType string The name of the related type, if it differs from the name of the join. If you do not set withType, then the name of the join must match the name of the related type, with a leading _ added.
reverseOf string Set to the name of the join you are reversing (optional)
ifOnlyOne boolean false If true, it will only carry out the join if the query that returned the original document returned only one document. This is useful if the joined information is only to be displayed on the show.html page of a piece, for instance, and you don't want the performance impact of loading it on the index.html page.


In documents with many joins in play, the ifOnlyOne option will avoid running through all the possible joins, and can be used to avoid a heavy performance impact in complex documents.