October 8, 2021

Deployment Time: 9:45 AM PST

Features & enhancements

Item Description
Enhancement Data Explorer now supports Ref lines for all kinds of Refs

Previously, AppSheet showed Ref lines for direct connections. As raised in the community, there are other kinds of Refs that would be useful to show the lines for and these have been added.

Enhancement Data Explorer data now scrolls independently from the text input area

To correct an issue raised in the community, the Data Explorer content now scrolls independently so that the text input area is always in view.

Bug fixes

Item Description
Bug The version mismatch banner is now an informational banner instead of an error banner. It no longer blocks your ability to save, even if the banner is displayed. It should also show up less frequently.

Rollout changes

Item Description
Enhancement Adds a warning to the expression assistant for improper usage of the second argument of REF_ROWS.

New: Deployed to 25% of all users.
Previous: Deployed to 10% of all 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 Send dynamic emails from a bot.

Configure a bot to send a dynamic email to one or more recipients based on an event. Dynamic email leverages dynamic email in Gmail (using AMP) and enables users to interact directly with your app in the email rather than clicking out to view the AppSheet app in a separate window.

For more information, see Sending dynamic email from a bot and the community announcement.

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.

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.

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@Rifadm817 and @tsuji_koichi We listened to your feedback and made some changes and improvements to this banner:

  1. It should show up less frequently now.
  2. You can save even if the banner is showing-- so if it’s showing incorrectly, you can simply dismiss it and continue working. Of course, if this keeps happening, please continue to let us know so we can take a closer look.
  3. We changed it to be an informational banner, which should be a bit more pleasant.

Our goal is to prevent users from losing work, as version-mismatch is a common issue encountered. However, we want to make this a great and correct experience so please continue to provide feedback.

Lastly, we added more tracking on our end to see how this banner is showing up to users so we can better see if there are issues with it.

Thanks for the feedback!
Shahaf

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Thank you @Shahaf for attending the case quickly. Will keep our eyes on this and try to give feedback further but hope there will be no issues onwards. Cheers.

More power to you @Shahaf.

Thanks for this useful information. You have a lot of links in the Feature Release Note but not a link to this announcement:

I had missed the announcement. If possible, please include such links for people like me who don’t always get to read (or remember) all of the posts in this community. Thanks!

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