How to dynamically make new channel topics?

Hello everyone,
I am a beginner to elixir and phoenix. I was trying to make a webpage where users can create different discussion topics and in those discussions people can add comments. For commenting I think channels would be great but I am confused that when a user creates a new discussion thread, how will a subtopic be generated for that particular discussion topic in the backend? Initially I can hard code it but is there a way that a topic is generated for channels as soon as a user adds a discussion topic?

Channels are just names. In the Docs you will see that example:

channel "room:*", HelloWeb.RoomChannel

Then there is a join function:

defmodule HelloWeb.RoomChannel do
  use Phoenix.Channel

  def join("room:lobby", _message, socket) do
    {:ok, socket}
  def join("room:" <> _private_room_id, _params, _socket) do
    {:error, %{reason: "unauthorized"}}

(in this example the private rooms are always refused since the docs talks about implementing the authorization later on).

As long as your join function accepts _private_room_id as a room name (i.e. it returns ok), then your channel exists, basically.


Thanks I tried it and it worked.

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