Note: Depending on your workspace type, this article may refer to Aha! record types differently than your team does.
Linking custom tables is advantageous when you need to leverage the data in another custom table to reduce duplication of effort and accurately report on how the various items relate to each other through reporting. To demonstrate, we will leverage a use case of product components being applied to markets.
Custom tables is a feature available to Enterprise+ customers that allows them to fully customize the way they manage and store information that is important to their organization. With custom tables, you can not only capture key information, but you can also link it directly to your existing data in Aha! to more easily manage and share information with your teams.
Linking which markets are associated with specific product components
Often products are comprised of multiple components and you want to see which ones are related to specific markets. The components custom table can be updated to include the target markets that are associated to it, by adding it as a column of data. To do so, directly link the Markets table to the Components custom table with a many-to-many relationship.
Communicating how many features are related to specific markets and product components
Easily see interdependencies such as how many features are related to each market and component with a pivot report. Then share this report via an Aha! presentation.
(screenshot of this report configuration and report itself: https://fredwininc.aha.io/bookmarks/custom_pivots/6365889051676888852)