How to get all data from table containing local edits and new rows

I'm building an editable table from a json list of strings as such:

[ "one", 

I edit the values sparsely in the table and I would like to push the changes back to the original json data source, but i don't seem to be able to find any easy way to do it.. The closest property I could use is the table.recordUpdates, but that will not contain the indices of the changed items in the array therefore i'm not sure which indices in the array I should be replacing.

Is there a way to return the contents of the whole table with the sparse edited records on top ( what i am seeing in the UI ).

Thanks a lot,

:wave: Hey @stabacco, welcome to the community.

How would you now which rows to update on your endpoint? What does the structure/schema look like?

I would advice you implement a primary key if you can!

Thanks @minijohn , i ended up adding a primary key though a Javascript transformer and now the data that in my table looks like this:

{index: 0, value: one}, 
{index: 1, value: two}, 
{index: 2, value: three}, 

This way i can now understand which indices of the array have been modified. Looks like this workaround will work, but I was just curious if there was any native solutions for this kind of situations.

Thanks again,

That works :v:

But yeah, recordUpdates doesn't provide indices.

Hey @stabacco and @minijohn, It looks like you have a workaround in place but I wanted to chime in here and let you know that you can reference the indices of your edits using the table's changeSet property (the seemingly lesser-known alternative to recordUpdates).

Here's an example of how you could return the dataset with the edits made in your table merged in a JS Transformer.


That's exactly what i was looking for @everett_smith . Thanks a lot

Would be wonderful if this was added to the documentation! Taken a good while to find this thread

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This is such a useful feature that should be added to the tool itself.
I find it specially useful when dealing with firestore db.