I have a section in my app that allows a cust...

(Green Gorilla) #1

I have a section in my app that allows a customer to view a contract. The contract is on Google drive, and I put a shareable link in the SHOW column, named [Contract] in the CONTENT box.

I changed the DISPLAY NAME to “Contract.pdf”

When I go on the App though, it shows the big long URL, not the display name. Why is this?

Thanks in advance.


(Praveen Seshadri (AppSheet)) #2

The display name is for the column, not for the content. But of course, it should show the display name hyperlinked to the url.

We’ll make that change. @Sarah_Gould_AppSheet, @Adam_Stone_AppSheet (for clarity, the scenario is that this is a Show column of type Url)

(Aleksi Alkio) #3

If in the url field [Contract] the option “IsHyperlink” is true, it will show that short version on the Show field.

(Praveen Seshadri (AppSheet)) #4

Confused — this is a Show column not a Url column.

(Aleksi Alkio) #5

Uups… I misreaded the Show column. I thought he used expression [Contract] in Content field. My mistake.

(Green Gorilla) #6

Have I got this stuff in the right place? I mean, it works perfectly, shows the link etc., but just looks ugly. Need it to show something like “Read Contract” instead of a big ugly link url…

thanks for the input so far. :slight_smile:

(Praveen Seshadri (AppSheet)) #7

yes, this is a flaw on our side. Probably a simple fix once my colleagues Sarah and Adam see this early next week.

(Sarah Gould [AppSheet]) #8

For now, you can use the HYPERLINK(url, link text) expression in the Show Content field.

(Aleksi Alkio) #9


(Green Gorilla) #10

@Sarah_Gould_AppSheet I get an error, something about “Arithmetic Expressions has inputs of invalid type”. Probably to do with the / symbol in the Url?

(Sarah Gould [AppSheet]) #11

What’s your expression?