November 18, 2021

Deployment Time: 1:49 PM PST

Features & enhancements

Item Description
Enhancement Terminate CSV export and report an error if the export time limit is exceeded

The maximum time limit for a CSV export is two minutes. Previously, if the export time limit was exceeded no error message was displayed. In this case, the CSV export might take a long time to complete and the returned CSV export file might only contain a subset of the total rows to be exported.

Now, if the maximum time limit for CSV export is exceeded, an error message is displayed, the CSV wxport is immediately terminated, and no CSV export file is returned.

Bug fixes

None.

Rollout changes

Item Description
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.

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

Rollbacks

These issues that were previously released have been rolled back. The team is working on longer-term fixes for these issues.

Item Rollout status
Fixed a bug causing photos or uploaded images to sometimes be missing at sync time. This bug fix was deployed on 11/10/21 and has been rolled back.

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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Maybe rephrase that a little bit?

“Co-authors can now request the transfer of their co-authored applications, app owners can choose to approve or deny the request…”

awesome feature btw

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Did you check this?

@Phil

Basic assumption with me was

  1. Exporting to CSV by action
  2. Create Excel file by workflow (Automation)

are kinds of sibline, should do the same sort of jobs.

We did test how it would work with large amount of data set.

We tested with 50k ish number of rows on the single table.

Exporting to CSV file managed to get through. We could get the file at the end although it take some time.
However, creating Excel file for the same table, same number of record. This failed due to 2 min constrain.

Wondering why this is happening. Obviously bot is using inefficient code to create the excel file rather than action does export to csv. If possible, I really need clarification from dev team to find a way to get our challenge through.

Sorry, not really directly connecting this new feature update, but this is quite important with us, for clients who daily deals with large amont of data set with AppSheet.

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Can you please tell us more about what this bug is?

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