So I’m using the Material Quantity type pretty extensively and the Material Taxonomy list. I’ve hit a snag, which is currently you may only link a single Material Taxonomy term to a Material Quantity log. In my cases, I’m using this field primarily as a reference for the types of materials included in this quantity. So I could add a herbicide named ‘greg’s horrible herbicide’, and enter:
- value: 10
- greg’s horrible herbicide
Another example: I’m adding mixes of products - a mix of fertilizers “hog manure”, “cow manure”, “chicken manure”.
- value: 10
- hog manure
- cow manure
- chicken manure
I know that if I were doing inventory tracking, this conceptually wouldn’t make sense because I don’t know of the ‘value: 10’ which parts apply to which manure type. But I don’t care and I don’t even know, what I care about is knowing the component parts of whatever I applied (I might not even have a
value! Sometimes I just use the quantity to reference material taxonomy terms).
Workarounds like making 3 different quantities and adding the
value: 10 to one of them are wonky and furthermore provide inaccurate information (I didn’t add
value: 10 for just the hog manure and nothing of the rest… it was a mix…). I also don’t want to use comma separate values, because you end up with a mess in your material taxonomy terms which I really want to effectively use.
So… would allowing
material to reference multiple
taxonomy_term--material cause issues / break anything in your modules / code? (remember, currently it allows only 1 reference).
I hope this is a small change, but I wanted to ask and see if anyone felt this could break something.
Thanks for the feedback!