We’ve been asking for this feature for a very long time. To me, and I think to many, a hierarchical link type is a very fundamental feature for a database. And respectfully, making an auto-populating same-table link for hierarchies a pro feature, that doesn’t actually auto-populate the field, is a very frustrating move.
Intersecting relationship tables works, but it’s still very manual and doubles or triples the data entry work.
Really, honestly, all I want is an auto-populating reciprocal self-link field. A hierarchical view is really nice, but it doesn’t actually change the data entry requirements anyway. I want a way to accomplish this without a pro subscription, and without multiple data entries for a single relationship. Is there a way to accomplish this that anyone has found?
I really love the way AT has handled their community and development; I love the software, and I use it for everything. One thing that I love most about it is how it (from my experience) seems to be developed in a way that Pro features are legitimately something only a professional would need. No fundamental features are gated behind a paywall, it’s legitimately a functionally free-for-personal-use program, which is really rare in the software world right now. …at least, until blocks came out.
I would like to ask, kindly, if frustratedly, for (a) a transparent explanation as to why this is considered a pro feature; and (b) for a good, one-step-entry workaround to the problem, because I haven’t been able to find one. At the least, I’m here to lodge my official displeasure. …whatever that’s worth.