I am a total newbie to Knack. I've been playing around for a week or so and I can make some things happen, but I can't get a handle on the best way to configure the data I need and then the pages to display it.
Here's the gist- (these aren't the real topics but the functionality would be the same)
I have hundreds of apple trees. I'm trying to design an app to keep track of their attributes, and the quality of each of those attributes.
So- hundreds of apple tree varieties. Each are assessed according to about 3 dozen attributes (like tart, sweet, late bearing, early bearing, etc), and then within those attributes, they are scored on a 1-4 scale-
macintosh, tart 4, sweetness 3, early bearing 4, frost resistant 2
I know the trees need to be an object. I tried making the attribute an object and the grading an object, but that doesn't seem to work.
I was thinking maybe JUST the trees as an object, with the attributes+grade a field, choosing that from a drop down menu or multiple choice or something.
But because each attribute has 4 levels to it, the multiple choice gets really unwieldy.
Should each attribute and it's 4 grades be one field?
I also need to be able to search via tree name, attribute OR grade. This makes me think they need to be separate objects, but when i tried that, it just didn't work.
I have other info i need in htere as well (like, each tree has 'background' information like year, region, soil type, etc but that's like biographical and i can figure out how to input that data easy enough)
Any help with how to make these 3 things- tree/attribute/grade- work together would be greatly appreciated!