Not quite sure of the syntax or paradigm of doing this:
I have a forum table which allows several mention identifiers based on user data, eg, @Tom, @TomSmith, @Smith, @TomsGamerHandle, etc. (Yes, Smith is not a great identifier, but for the sake of argument…). What I have tried to do is the following:
-Extract Mentions from the forum post into a v col list in the Forum Table.
-Created a v col in the User table that is a list of all possible mention identifiers for a particular user (For Tom, it would be all of the above plus “channel”, Tom’s email, etc)
To allow a user to see their mentions on their “home” page, I think what I need to do is create a v col of type list that is the intersection of Tom’s mention identifiers with the mention list column from the forum table in which his identifiers appear. OR, the Forum table needs a v col which extracts mentions from a post and then creates a list of email addresses (the User table key) relating to those mentions which could just be compared to one’s own email address, and creates a list which could be displayed with an INLINE view. But I am not sure how to go about this. And maybe there’s a simpler way–just not seeing it.
Any help appreciated. Thanks!