Is the menu the only place where I can show a...

(Joseph Pentheroudakis) #1

Is the menu the only place where I can show a link to the User Settings view?

(Suvrutt Gurjar) #2

Hi +Charlie Wells I believe currently usersettings view is available for display only from menu.

However, just like any other view, you could link to usersettings view from within a detailed view of a record of another table by configuring an action type “App: go to another view within the app” and LINKTOVIEW() function.

(Levent KULAÇOĞLU) #3

@Suvrutt_Gurjar is correct. You can design a Menu view in your app, and with the help of an app type column, you can use LINKTOVIEW(“Settings”) expression

(Joseph Pentheroudakis) #4

@Levent_KULACOGLU and @Suvrutt_Gurjar thanks. Those are slightly different solutions, I think.

App type column solution: I added a column defined as type App, and set the value of that column to LINKTOVIEW(“Settings”) in App Formula, but that didn’t work. Is there another slot in the column description where I tell it to LINKTOVIEW(“Settings”) (other than App Formula)?

The Action method doesn’t work either; I tried that, nothing happens. I’ll try it again if the App column solution doesn’t work.


(Joseph Pentheroudakis) #5

Some more details: I have a view where users enter their settings. That view has a Cancel and Save buttons at the bottom. If the user hits Save, everything is fine and they can advance to the next view. BUT if they hit Cancel they’re still taken to the Finish view specified in Settings, which is wrong.

So I wanted to send them back to the settings view if they had accidentally hit Cancel, which is kind of a hack.

Right now the Settings view is the first thing the users sees when they launch the app. Not sure where they should go if they hit Cancel, to be honest…

Let me think about this (but it still would be good for LINKTOVIEW(“Settings”) to work)

(Levent KULAÇOĞLU) #6

+Charlie Wells

In your gSheet, regarding your app type column, you can type: #control=Settings In your deck UX for the Menu view, choose GoToApp Link for row selected

(Joseph Pentheroudakis) #7

@Levent_KULACOGLU thanks - I think I didn’t explain what I wanted to do very well.

a) I already have a Menu view for Settings where users enter their settings b) If they enter their settings, they then hit SAVE and the view goes to the Finish View c) the problem happens if the user hits CANCEL on that Settings view. It still goes to the Finish View, which is wrong. The Finish View is a table, so I’m taken to the form for that table.

I’m just going to redesign this so that the right thing will happen if the user hits Cancel on the menu view for Settings. I know how to do that - I’ve done it for another app.

Thanks for your help!

(Joseph Pentheroudakis) #8

@Suvrutt_Gurjar and @Levent_KULACOGLU, I redesigned the app and got it to work (used gallery view). Thanks for your help!