Slug for collection item detail page

In order to have a friendly url, please add the slug to be edited as the title is for collection items when the user is on the detail page for an item… this is useful also for sharing the app and understanding what page a user is receiving.


What if you inadvertently have two rows with the same title? How would you expect the slug to work? I tried setting the slug on two tabs with the same value. Glide allowed it, but it only navigated to the first tab. When I remove the slug from the first tab and navigated to the same slug url again, only then did it take me to the second tab.

Not opposed to the request, but I think if someone wasn’t expecting that scenario to happen, they would spend a lot of time debugging.

@Jeff_Hager it’s a small issue to stop an important functionality that has big SEO benefits and also user benefits.

As a solution, we can have an info point saying that the slug needs to be unique.
As an alternative solution that may need some small development, is to check if the slug exists and to add a number in the end, based on the slug repetition.

From what I understand, the functionality already exists, so why not just add that disclaimer and make it available ? I assume that someone who is looking to add a slug, already has an idea about this kind of issues and how to prevent it.

@Jeff_Hager, I’ve checked how this is done on the screen slugs and the same principle can be added to the collection slugs.

From what I see, on the screen slugs, if the slug that is already added exists, Glide uses the row ID for the second one, leaving only the first one to have the added slug.

So, from what I see, we have a couple of options to add the slug also for collection slugs, so I can only hope that this will be added soon to production.