November 10, 2021

Deployment Time: 1:53 PM PST

Features & enhancements

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Feature New Share dialog experience

We’re releasing enhancements to how you share an app that make it easier to share and manage access to your app. For more details, see the community announcement and Share: The Essentials. This feature is being rolled out gradually; it has been rolled out to 30% of free users.

Feature New way to transfer apps

Co-authors can now request the transfer of apps and app owners can choose to approve or deny the request (under Manage > Authors). For more information, see the community announcement. This feature is being rolled out gradually; it has been released to 25% of free users.

Enhancement Keybind added for saving the Expression Assistant

To aid our app creators who want to create/copy in expressions and work fast in their applications we've added in a Ctrl (or Cmd on Mac) +shift+s keybind which will save and close the Expression Assistant if pressed with the modal active. There is also a tooltip that has been added to the Save button to help with discovering this.

Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+s was chosen instead of Cmd/Ctrl+s because the latter is used to save all changes in the editor.

Enhancement Javascript updated

We have updated our Javascript to a more modern version, in line with our browser support policy described here:

https://community.appsheet.com/t/we-will-be-sunsetting-our-support-for-older-browsers-ie-11-and-microsoft-edge-legacy/45161

Note: Some users on older, unsupported browsers may notice breakages. To fix this issue, update to a recent version of your browser.

Bug fixes

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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. This fix is deployed to 15% of all 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. This fix is deployed to 15% of all users.
Bug Fixes an issue where Publisher Pro users were sometimes accidentally upgraded to the Workspace Enterprise Plus entitlement.

Rollout changes

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

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

Bug Fixed a bug causing photos or uploaded images to sometimes be missing at sync time.

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

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

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

Enhancement Update deck view row heights depending on content available

Currently, deck view rows have a fixed height regardless of how much content you have. With this update, AppSheet adjusts the row size to fit the form factor based on what columns you’re displaying. For more information, see the community announcement.

New: Deployed to 100% of free users and 100% of premium users.
Previous: Deployed to 100% of free users and 66% of premium users.

Feature Data Explorer

The new data schema explorer enables app creators to explore their data tables while they are editing them. The Data Explorer tab is available next to the Examples tab while writing expressions in the Expression Assistant.

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

Feature Manage teams with Enterprise accounts

Enterprise users who use AppSheet with a Google Workspace account can now create teams based on a google group or their entire Workspace organization. Click the Manage teams button on the My team dashboard.

New: This feature is rolled out to 75% of premium users.
Previous: This feature is rolled out to 50% 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 tested this. Yes, we see tooltip on hover to save button. But hit ctr+shft+s, do not close the expression assistant dialogue. Nothing to happen (fyg, we are on enterprise account)

@Takuya_Miyai

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I just quickly tested. Yes, we see the list of Google Group under our Google workspaces to add to teams. But this selection seems to be “Enum” instead of “Enumlist”
It seems currently it is impossible to add multiple Google Groupt to Appsheet team at one time, as we are not able to select multiple?

@Takuya_Miyai

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@Jonathon Background image help!

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Wow! Love the quantity and quality of this post. I expect to see more just like it in the future! :wink:

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Ctrl-Shift-S is Firefox’s keybinding to take a screenshot. There doesn’t seem to be any way to rebind shortcut keys in Firefox, but I did figure out that you can just completely turn off Firefox’s screenshot feature altogether (I use lightshot). Navigate to about:config and change the extensions.screenshots.disabled option to true.

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