Hi! My app has gotten rather complicated so I’m in the process of adding descriptions to rows in certain tables to help me remember how they function in my app. I was a little surprised, however, to find that even a text description is evaluated like an expression and therefore can break my app.
The workaround is simple enough. All I need to do is put a quotation mark at the beginning and end of my text. This seems to work even if I have other words or expression in quotes inside the quotes – as long and the number of quotations mark is even (an odd number will cause an error).
Of course, I can live with this but I think it would be nice if app creators could simply type or copy and paste text into a “Description” column without having to worry about the possibility of an error. That leads me to the question in the header of this post: Does a row description really need to get evaluated like an expression? In other words, can’t AppSheet find a way to disable the checking (or automatically add the needed quotation marks) so that creators can focus on content when composing descriptions?