Mapping Same Database Field to Two Different Columns in Custom Model Metadata

The base of my model is sql. The first table has two fields, one is start_staff_id, the other is end_staff_id. Both of the columns connect to the staff table in the database so I must do two table joins in order to get the staff members name, not just their staff id in the final table). First I join to the staff table via start_staff_id = staff_id, then do a second join end_staff_id = staff_id.

I save it as a model and set the metadata, mapping the start_staff_name and end_staff_name columns to the staff field (I can access the staff member's name via the joins that I did on the staff table).

When I go to the query builder, both columns (start_staff_name and end_staff_name) are the end_staff_name column, including having the same name and having the same data. Is it because I mapped two different model columns to the same table/field in the database? I have tried a workaround in which I first created a model in sql without joining to the staff table, but including only the start_staff_id and end_staff_id columns, then do table joins in the query builder, but come to the same result.

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Hi @pjhaberman
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