Seems Like a Nice Bug

I don’t think that this is an intended behavior, hence it is a kind of bug, but somehow I can make use of it for sharing notes in our language within expression editor to my team whiles we learning Samples Apps.

How to reproduce:
Place a back-tick (`) in the expression editor at the end of expression or assign (your_long_expression_is_here) then put any notes - expression will still shown as passed (those notes were not being considered as part of calculation).

Here are some samples, I can even place emoji within expression editor:

Those notes are still remains even after close the apps and reload/reopen, and the calculation/result of the expression is the calculating as if there are no notes or other illegal characters.

This bug were discovered using a free Appsheet - Microsoft account with browser Microsoft Edge. I have not test it for any other environments nor in my other account using google.

Personally, I am not sure if I want this bug to be closed, however even a nice bug is still a bug which may lead to something, unless someone is confirming that it is an intended behavior (say for a future feature deployment) or it is save to be utilized as note taking within expression editor.

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That’s fun…

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Neat. I hope it is confirmed as intended behavior. I certainly can see the value of having notes attached to expressions as long as they don’t negatively impact the time to process or anything else.

Related feature request:
https://community.appsheet.com/t/feature-request-comments-inside-application-formula-expression/20519

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I’ve noticed this too. Thanks for sharing it.

I’ve hesitated to use it because I’m worried that it might cause problems later if, as you indicated, it is deemed to be a bug and gets “corrected.”

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Did anyone check this ‘bug’ with support to see if is actually a ‘bug’ rather than a ‘feature’?

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Not me. Would you be willing to do so for us, @aucforum?

Little point. Its only going to make the comment at the end of the expression. You might as well use the description.

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I’ve asked about this internally. Let’s see what response I get…

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Per the developers, this is not expected, intended, or supported. You are advised to avoid using this quirk. Sorry, folks. :frowning:

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thanks for getting that clarified.

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Bummer, it would have been cool to be able to have “commenting”

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“It’s a feature not a bug” isn’t that our motto as developers?

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Awww man.