SMAX ESM - increase the limit of 4 entities permitted in a expression

Idea ID 2796664

SMAX ESM - increase the limit of 4 entities permitted in a expression

Use Case:

I need to get specific values from related records and I need deeper navigation trough entities when using expressions.

I am not able to add more than 4 entities in an expression:

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Expected behavior:

Increase the number of entities to unlimited or to a higher number than 4 when writing expressions.

2 Comments
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Status changed to: Waiting for Votes

Thank you for sharing your idea! It’s open for comments and kudos, and we’re looking forward to input from the community. Once there is enough community traction, it will be further reviewed by the product team.

Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor

That is indeed a very frustrating limitation.

It is one of the reasons why ENTITY_LINK custom fields are required in such large numbers.

The only way to work around this limit, is to create a custom ENTITY_LINK field, copy an intermediate entity reference into it, then use that field to move further down the entity reference chain.

I can understand that very long relation chains might generate some performance issues, but the above workaround is actually worse.

So, please, remove that unnecessary limitation.

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