Release notes: March 31, 2021

Deployment Time: 02:40 PM PST

Features & Enhancements

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Feature When users create a new table or add new columns through regenerating the table structure, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) detection will be triggered automatically for the table data.

For now, only credit card number, email address, phone number and street address are supported for PII detection. When a column is detected to contain PII data, the PII box will be checked. Users can then double check their data and decide to check/uncheck the PII box.

Deployed to 100% of free users.

Feature New Quick Action buttons are available when creating a table.

This feature allows users to avoid selecting sources that are already connected from the file picker when creating a new table. Using the quick action button will drop users into the table configuration view with the field pre-selected.

Deployed to 100% of free users.

Feature Editor UX improvements

Updates were made to the editor to make navigation more intuitive and aligned with Google patterns. Editor changes include:

  • Undo and redo buttons are now part of the navigation bar next to the Save button
  • The delete confirmations have been updated. For items whose deletes are undoable, after clicking on "Delete" you will see a pop up in the center bottom of the Editor, where you will be able to click "Undo" immediately after removal. For elements where deletes are automatically saved, for example Tables, you will now see a confirmation dialog to let you know the delete cannot be undone.
  • Snackbars (notification bars) now match Google material and are placed in the center.

    Deployed to 30% of free users.

Bug Fixes

Item Description
Bug Alignment issues were fixed with Ref columns when used as group headers.

Recent changes to support multi-line group header values introduced a bug that caused the row content to not align correctly when the grouping column is a Ref type that uses an image label or formatting icon. This issue has been fixed.

Deployed to all.

Bug An issue was fixed when choosing a source qualifier for tables in the Editor.

We now show available source qualifiers through filtering by data source name. Previously, we would not filter by data-source name and source qualifiers would appear disabled even if they had not been used in another table.

Deployed to 10% of free 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 Filters in AppSheet applications

App users can now filter items from a collection of records using their different attributes.

The feature is available both on mobile devices and desktop computers. Learn more.

Feature Resizing column width in table views

App users can now resize the width of columns in any table view. Simply click and drag the separator between column headers.

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Thats awesome!

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I agree that it’s cool but the changes in column width don’t seem to “stick” (they disappear after the app in the browser is closed). Moreover, I can’t seem to use it on my iPhone.

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Yes, it is short live, just during the current session. I hope app will cache the this user settings, keep retained even after the session ends. Just like we are holding data being cached for the dashboard layout settings.