The articles on user in are a good example. They don’t say anything about how to think about designing the app. They don’t even allude to whether or not I need a user table, or can continue to use a user table if I already have one, or how I would map information to the credentials. Several simple tutorials on Appsheet include user tables, so presumably I should have one, but what do I put in it and how do I hook it in? Can I switch from no authentication to required authentication without changing how the tables/columns work?
The Keys articles continue this. They don’t say how to actually use Appsheet to implement these ideas. For example, one article mentions in passing that “you must specify the key value in the Initial Value property and never in the App Formula property” which made me go hunting and realize I could scroll the View Columns area to see a lot more column controls, one of which is Initial Value. So, cool. But when I try to use the Initial Value expression assistant I can’t type in the input and I can’t modify the inserted formula and it’s got an error (see screenshots) I can type into the input for Formula, as a comparison.
I can’t upload two files so I’ll try to put the other one in another post.
Am I missing the existence of some tutorials where someone actually goes through using Appsheet step by step? At every step I’ve tried to do something there’s a blocker when I don’t know if it’s supposed to be done in the original spreadsheet or in appsheet, or which control in appsheet handles that feature, or why it’s not working when I do find the feature, or why it automatically reset itself because it didn’t like what I did. The youtube videos I’ve found are mostly marketing and the help articles explain aspects of how to think about appsheet design but not how to actually implement designs.