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EightBitz
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Old April 20th, 2019, 06:59 PM
I want to be able to pick a "Specialization" and pull the name for the related "Skill" without having to pick the skill. Is there a way to do this?

If I use a linkage, the linkage throws an error if the specialization is picked without the skill.

I looked through the "Location, location, location" post, and I didn't see anything that looked relevant. Though, I could have easily missed it.

I could just add a literal value, but I want a way to avoid typos and to automatically adapt to changes (e.g. if I change the skill name later, or something like that).

Basically, I want to be able to pull the name of an unpicked skill by referencing its id.
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Old April 21st, 2019, 08:34 AM
Hmm... my gut feeling is that you're probably going to be best off adding all skills to the player, and then using a tag to track whether they've chosen it, and thus it shows up. That way, it's there for you to run the query against, but the player can still "pick" it.
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Old April 21st, 2019, 01:45 PM
I don't know enough details to recommend a solution. Without knowing what it means in this system to not have a skill, but to have one of its specializations, I don't know whether linkages are the best option for this. The first alternative I'd look at if they don't turn out to be needed is identifying the skills by tag, not by linkage.
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