January 12, 2021

Deployment Time: 3:39 PM PST

Features & enhancements

Item Description
Enhancement Enhance SNAPSHOT() to support User Settings

A SNAPSHOT() expression is typically used when sending an email with an attachment in a bot. The SNAPSHOT() expression is added to the attachment template to include an AppSheet chart, graph, or map in the attachment. The resulting attachment is usually converted to PDF and attached to the email.

A customer reported that the SNAPSHOT() expression is not working correctly in an app. In the app, the SNAPSHOT() expression was used to include a chart in a bot attachment. The view was not being rendered properly when it relied on User Settings.

This changes ensures that the SNAPSHOT() expression now works with User Settings.

Bug fixes

Item Description
Bug When a table schema is regenerated the Show property from the existing table schema is now preserved.
Bug Fixed an issue where the Data explorer would break with certain table/column names.

Rollout changes

Item Description
Enhancement Removing the old way of performing an app transfer

You can no longer transfer an app to another author using their email and ID. Instead, a co-author must request a transfer that is then approved by the author. For more information, see Transfer an App Between Users or Accounts.

New: Deployed to 100% of free users and 25% premium users.
Previous: Deployed to 100% free users.

Bug TEXT function should more consistently return 0s and blanks for empty strings and 0 values. This update has been rolled out to 25% of free users.

New: Deployed to 75% of free users.
Previous: Deployed to 24% free users.

Bug Fixed a bug causing detail views in dashboards to sometimes display an error.

New: Deployed to 100% of free users and 75% of premium users.
Previous: Deployed to 100% of free users and 50% of premium users.

Bug Added an automatic retry on network error to reduce user-facing sync failures caused by transient network issues.

New: Deployed to 100% of free users and 75% of premium users.
Previous: Deployed to 100% of free users and 50% of premium users.

Bug Fixed a bug where ORDERBY could break when the list to sort was based on a LOOKUP.

New: Deployed to 100% of free users and 75% of premium users.
Previous: Deployed to 100% of free users and 50% of premium users.

Bug Fixed a bug where localization expression that returns a list could cause an error.

New: Deployed to 100% of free users and 75% of premium users.
Previous: Deployed to 100% of free users and 50% of premium users.

Bug Background images were previously resized to 1000px by default, even on much wider screens where this looked noticeably bad. This update makes the background resizing adjust to the viewport, enabling large background images to maintain high resolution on wide screens.

New: Deployed to 50% of all users.
Previous: Deployed to 33% of all users.

Bug If the local cache of table data is missing or invalid on startup, the app would normally sync new data from the server automatically. But under certain circumstances the app would simply start up with no data and display all blank views, as if all tables were empty.

New: Deployed to 50% of all users.
Previous: Deployed to 33% of all users.

Bug Fix for Czech date input format flagged as invalid in Safari.

New: Deployed to 100% of free users and 50% of premium users.
Previous: Deployed to 100% of free users and 25% of premium users.

Preview announcements

The AppSheet Preview program lets app creators try out new app features that are not yet fully supported. Learn how to participate in the AppSheet preview program for app client features.

  • No new preview features were released today.

What's currently available in the Preview program?

Item Description
Feature Table view

Table View now supports freezing the first column while scrolling horizontally. For details, see Freezing the first Column of a Table View - in Preview Program.

Feature Chart Editor

App Creators can now make use of our new chart editor and the new and improved charts it can create. Learn more.

Feature Detail views

Rich text formatting is now available in Detail views. For details, see this announcement in the community.

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I wouldn’t call this an Enhancement rather than imposing Google Policies but… you know :man_shrugging:t2:
We have no option nor opinion

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The old way allowed someone to transfer an app to your account, and then log into said apps to increase your MAU :man_shrugging:

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Not a bad point eventhough the account ID and email should be treated as condifential. Also AppSheet team could have implemented an ‘accept app’ procedure to the one receiveing the app and it could prevent that particular problem :man_shrugging:t2: