Searching through an array of collections (in Data Store)

Hi! I’m trying to create a filter that matches an email address with records in a data store that are saved within an array of collections (e.g., that data store has a field which is an array of objects/collections. For example: the field name is “Contacts”, and its structure is an array of [{name:X,},…]

What is the correct way of doing this? I’ve tried using “contain” as array tools but it does not capture the email. Would appreciate any hints on this! Thanks!

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I have a data store with a “contact” field:

For further clarification this is how the data store is set up:

In my scenario, I am trying to find a record in the data store by filtering through with an email address. Since the field is an array I tried using the “contain” search method, but it does not seem to manage to sort through the collection structure. Would appreciate any hints or guidance on how I could get this to work!

Many thanks!

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In JavaScript, the FIND formula returns the object based on the value of its content, eg: FIND(your_list_of_users, == "")
Is there any similar function available in the Make module?
Alternative: SELECT(your_list_of_animals, item.animalsList == "cat") would return a list of objects if you expect multiple matches.

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While reading the docs, I’ve stumbled upon this guide on mapping an array’s element with a given key:


Thanks! I’ll try and see if that covers my issue. Much appreciated!