Include [Show-Text Columns] into the new LongText (Rich Text) feature

Please allow the same rich text features for the Show-text column type.

  • This will allow us to construct custom info-display systems without having to actually store any of that data

What I’m specifically talking about here is a “summary field”, something I’ll typically create in order to summarize the data of a row (or a bunch of rows) into a single field that’s easy to digest. All of this data is essentially duplicated data, and there is very little reason why I would want to store it - if I do, I’ll create a LongText column.

Here’s an example of the summary field in app:

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  • A “Summary Field” is a great way to take a bunch of other data - that would otherwise take up much more space on the screen - and condense it.

Here’s what’s actually stored inside the cell:

"<Table>
        <tr>
          <td><b>Data Source Work</td></b>
  </tr>
        <tr>
          <th>Year</th>
    <th>Month</td>
    <th>Day</th>
    <th>Start Time</th>
           <th>End Time</th>
    <th>Duration</th>
    <th>Cost</th>
  <tr>
          <th>2021</th>
    <th>Jul</th>
          <th>24</th>
    <th>9:09 AM</th>
    <th>9:31 AM</th>
    <th>00:22:09</th>
    <th>$0</th>
  </tr>
</table>
<table>
	<tr>
	  <th>Notes:</th>
	  <th>Construction Jobs:</th>
	</tr>
</table>"

The total size of this code, as found from http://bytesizematters.com, is image

538 bytes X 30,000 rows = 16,140,000 bytes, or 16.14 Mb

  • This is data that the app will transmit back and forth that I don’t really need to happen.
    • Removing this “bloat” from the app will help reduce not only the actual amount of transmitted data, but also the speed of the sync.

As always, thanks for considering!
partyparrot (Appsheet)

The day has come

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Matt

great, good…