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Can't add to list of text


This is probably another really simple question that should be obvious but I can’t seem to get it to work. I have a repeating group that displays things. Each thing includes a field for a list of text which I’m currently using as a way to ‘tag’ the thing so I can display other repeating groups only with those tags in that field. I’ve been able to do that but here’s where I’m stuck…

Obviously I need to be able to add ‘tags’ to the list of texts in the field for the selected thing. My workflow is set up almost identical to the workflows I have set up for changing text on a thing but for a field that is a list of text.

Click a button > display pop up > type value into an input > click save > add’s input’s value to list of text’s

Only thing is, it’s not actually adding to the list of texts. Bubble isn’t telling me there are any issues so any thoughts on what I’m doing wrong here?

Thanks in advance.


From what you shared, it sounds like you don’t have a step (action) in your workflow that displays data coming from the repeating group in the popup. (The GIF below will show you the basic process of setting it up).

In this case, you would want the popup to have the same “data type” as the repeating group. Then, within that same workflow where you show the popup, you have the display data in popup action and reference the current repeating group cell as the source.

If that isn’t the issue, feel free to follow-up with some more detailed screenshots of your setup.

Dan (creator of LearnTo - 15+ hours of Bubble tutorials and live coaching)


That’s it. I was missing the display data. Thanks for that. Knew it would have been something simple.