Searching the whole App

If you like to know where in the App you are using a column, you can use the App Documentation.

In this you can search for text.
For example. You have created a Virtual column and you think you could delete it.
But … perhaps you have used it in a workflow rule? Or in a format rule?
Simply search for the column in the App Documentation to find out where it is used.


I have wasted so much of my time…


I really need this. Thank you @Marc_Dillon


I’ve bookmarked the URL for the “documentation page” of a rather large app I’m working on. I keep it open in a separate tab when I’m working on the app. It’s very useful for searching, etc.


Search has been improved. Please see the following report from @Jamie:

This won’t eliminate the need to refer to “App Documentation” in all situations, but in many cases it should be quicker and easier.

Dear AppSheet people:

  1. Thank you
  2. Since you’ve added this great feature, why not announce it? I haven’t seen anything on the “What’s new” page.

May be it’s not official yet :slightly_smiling_face:

Perhaps so. :slight_smile:

Since learning about this function from @Fabian, I have used it frequently. One way in which I use it is to search with an expression that I have used in several parts of the app that I would like to change. However, I have found that the documentation is not consistently WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) and the lack of WYSIWYG consistency complicates the search process. Here’s an example:

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Yet . . .

Note: I had to use images because the forum automatically converted the NOT WYSIWYG text to the “original” format. Yet, the search function in my browser was confused by the difference so, in the browser it’s an impediment to search.

I hope this can be improved upon and the search process simplified. Better yet, a more powerful search engine for app creators would be great. :slight_smile:


Just wanted to point out that this documentation file seems to be missing any show_if conditions that have been set for any UX > Views. I’ve emailed support to see if that can be included.


Support came through on this one! View’s Show_ifs have been added to the document.