Linking a search result back to a profile

I’m building a tutoring app. After you search your subjects, you get a list of all the users who can tutor that subject.

When you click on one of them, it just takes you to a page with their name, picture and subjects they can teach. Is there a way to link them from that page back to that tutor’s profile page? Or, even better, going from selecting the tutor directly to their profile page?

It depends on what row you’re showing on the search. Sounds like the row you’re showing is not from their Profiles sheet?

The row in the search is on the Tutors page. Does that make it impossible, or could I add a button or something?

Yes, it’s possible.
But… is privacy a concern?
Is there anything in your User Profiles sheet that you wouldn’t want to be visible to every user of your app?

The answer to that question will determine the approach to take.

I’ve got the tutors’ hours worked on the Profiles sheet. It’s only visible to them on their profile page, though. It’s not something that I think anyone would care to look for, but it’s not necessary on their page. I don’t have anything that HAS to be classified.

Okay. Is your User Profile sheet using Row Owners?

If not, then all you need is a relation between the Tutors sheet and the User Profiles sheet, and you can use this relation to link to the Tutors profile and land on the correct row.

If you’re using row owners, then it gets a little more complicated. You’d need to create a read only copy of your User Profiles sheet using arrayformulas and vlookups, and link to that instead.

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I don’t have any row owners in my Profiles sheet. Would I create a relations column in my Tutors sheet? Do I create a relation column for each component I want? Match multiple? What about the “Buy” and “Message” buttons?

Actually, let’s take a step back.
Can you show me how your tutors sheet is laid out?

PS. Any chance you can post actual screen shots instead of taking pictures of your screen?

Sorry about the pictures, but I can’t take real screenshots. All I can do is Web Capture, but I don’t think it gets the entire page. The only thing missing from here is an image column.

Maybe it does get the whole page. :grin:

Okay, cool.
Alright, so going back to the very first screen shot you posted, in that you show your list of Tutors after a subject search, as an inline list.

The default action for an Inline List is View Details.
You should be able to just change that to Link to Screen → Profiles.

No matter what I choose for Title, it always takes me back to a list of all the tutors.

Sorry. Wrong image. Just a second.

Yes, but what happens when you tap on one of the names?

It lists all the tutors.

This is what I get when I click one of th

e names:

Leave the title empty

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Is this “empty”? I can’t get that little – that indicates that nothing’s

been selected. The best I can do is choose “custom”, and leave it blank. But it still goes back to all the tutors when I select one. Why does the image keep showing up right in the middle of my sentence? :face_with_symbols_over_mouth: :face_with_symbols_over_mouth: :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:

Yeah, cause it’s linking to all the profiles. Is there a way to link it to only the profile selected?