Access to native navigational functions

One nice thing about AppSheet is the native navigation. For example, if one reorders a table by tapping on a heading, the detail views that one accesses subsequently all “know” what records come before them and after them. If you swipe left or right, you can more directly between detail views in the order you set by tapping on a heading:

Navigation can become complicated, however, if one needs to navigate to a related view at some point. Currently, if we want to maintain our ability to move through the detail views in the order we determined by tapping a table header, I think we need to do something like the following:


In order words, if we want to go from B to the related view B1, we’ll need to navigate back to B again if we want to find C.

If, however, AppSheet would give us access to the native navigational information (that is, an expression that gave us the current “Next” and “Previous” keys for the record B, we could navigate as follows:


I’m pretty sure that @praveen has written about his long-term goal of giving creators more access to native capabilities. Access to native navigational capabilities is something I’ve been hoping for for a long time. Hope it comes someday. :bowing_man:

Another way to think about this is giving the developers the option of creating navigational actions that take the user to view that would result if the user tapped the back arrow and then swiped forward.