How can I query properties across relationship on lifecycle method?

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  • Strapi Version: 3.2.5
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Database: MongoDB
  • Node Version: 12.18.2
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Good day, I’m trying to use beforeFind to search using a calculated value from afterFind, this is the kind of condition I’m trying to work under and would like any suggestions on how I can accomplish this

I’m using lifecycle methods as I want this functionality from the admin panel

I have the following two models:

TypeOuter = {
  OuterData: string,
  InnerData: TypeInner,
  InnerDataName: string // populated from afterFind from TypeInner

TypeInner = {
  Name: string

During my afterFind method I do something like this:

afterFind: async (results, params, populate) => {
  if (results && results.length > 0)
    results.forEach(r => r.InnerDataName= r.InnerData.Name)

Now, from the admin panel, I would like to be able to search based on the InnerDataName, when submitting the search I have the following that’s sent to beforeFind:

  params: {
    _limit: '10',
    _sort: 'Name:ASC',
    InnerDataName: 'Something',
    _start: '0',
    _where: [ {} ]
  populate: undefined

What’s a possible way that I can go about searching by the InnerDataName and still get the data? I’m not too clear on the beforeFind usage at al

Note that searching by this field doesn’t work as it’s only calculated during the afterFind, I can potentially move this to beforeFind as long as it retains the calculated field. The reason I’ve got the InnerDataName showing is because it’s a separate relationship/object but for the purpose of the search page on the admin panel it’s kind of necessary that the user can at least see the InnerDataName

Any advice/recommendations would be appreciated

I’m not sure I understand what you are trying to accomplish here, can you give me an example of the expected response?