August 27, 2021

Release notes: August 27, 2021

Deployment Time: 10:52 AM PST

Features & enhancements

Item Description
Enhancement Rebranding Sample Apps to Templates

AppSheet Sample Apps are being rebranded to Templates. All existing functionality related to sample apps will remain the same, and app URLs that contain /samples/ will redirect to a corresponding /templates/ version.

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Bug fixes

Item Description
Bug Fixes scheduled email report issue where an error is encountered when the report is using a table slice.
Bug Fixes an issue where Manage > Integrations > Import data didn't display the correct number of rows returned.

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Bug Fixes an issue where the app preview in the editor would show a stale app definition in a couple cases.

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Rollout changes


Preview announcements

The AppSheet Preview program lets app creators try out new app features that are not yet fully supported. Learn how to participate in the AppSheet preview program for app client features.

  • No new preview features were released today.

What's currently available in the Preview program?

Item Description
Feature Send dynamic emails from a bot.

Configure a bot to send a dynamic email to one or more recipients based on an event. Dynamic email leverages dynamic email in Gmail (using AMP) and enables users to interact directly with your app in the email rather than clicking out to view the AppSheet app in a separate window.

For more information, see Sending dynamic email from a bot and the community announcement.

Feature Table view

Table View now supports freezing the first column while scrolling horizontally. For details, see Freezing the first Column of a Table View - in Preview Program.

Feature Chart Editor

App Creators can now make use of our new chart editor and the new and improved charts it can create. Learn more.

Feature Detail views

Rich text formatting is now available in Detail views. For details, see this announcement in the community.


Is it possible the UX and action icons suddenly disappeared from the app editor due to this release or has anyone else experienced that they are missing from the app editor?

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Hi! Until this change the link on the following post worked:

It no longer works so I wrote a “tip” about how to publish the url of a sample app that works:

When I wrote it I recommended using “samples” in the URL but now I see that “templates” is better.

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Hi @Kirk_Masden
The links to your samples seem to work for me.

Thanks for the feedback, @Lynn ! This is the link I was thinking of. Does it still work for you?

It used to work but it doesn’t work for me now and I learned there was a problem with it from someone else who couldn’t use it.

This replacement link to the same app works:

Hi @Kirk_Masden
It seems to work ok

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Wow! That’s weird. The first link doesn’t work for me but the second one does. I’m pretty confused about this. Perhaps we can say that the second link is sure to work (?) and the first link might work.

My suspicion is "re-direction from samples to templates may not working well with you.

To test, you first log out from AppSheet account on your browser. Then go to click URL with /samples/ and see how it goes. My guess is sample site would open if you are not log in to appsheet account.

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Wow!! You’re right! It worked! Then, when I logged back in to my AppSheet account, I got the same error again. Since the redirect seems to be unstable, it may be that the second URL is safer. At any rate, thanks for this.

P.S. I first learned that the redirect was not working well from from @Lusha_Wang1 . Lusha, you had trouble with the first link, didn’t you? Could you try it again?

This is obviously a bug.

Could you report to support desk formally to call for correction? Thank you.

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Done. :slight_smile: