September 22, 2021

Deployment Time: 9:32 PM PST

Features & enhancements

Item Description
Enhancement Test button moved for Expression assistant

The Test button now appears below the input field for the Expression assistant rather than appearing to the right of the field.

Bug fixes

Item Description
Bug Fix blocking cache issue with delta sync and XLSX files in Google Drive

Fixed a bug that was affecting users under the following conditions:

  • An app is using an XLSX file uploaded to Google Drive (rather than a native Google Sheet)
  • The app has multiple AppSheet tables based off different sheets of the XLSX file
  • Delta sync is enabled for the app

The bug manifests itself when a user syncs the app twice in a row in the same browser session. The first sync works, but the second sync will result in one of a few errors, such as:

  • Unable to retrieve app definition
  • Data table '[name]' is not available
  • Data table '[name]' is either inaccessible or empty

The fix for this issue will be rolled out gradually to all users.

Bug Previously filtering on an Enum value applied to a Table View would remove the column from the table. The column is no longer removed.

Rollout changes

Item Description
Enhancement Show a banner indicating when an app is read-only.

New: Deployed to 100% of free users and 75% premium users.
Previous: Deployed to 100% of free users and 25% of premium users.

Bug Formatting rules should now update more frequently when the data is updated.

New: All users.
Previous: Deployed to 100% of free users and 50% of premium 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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That’s great. But if this is considered a “bug” in this context, then what about for LINKTOFILTEREDVIEW(), or for the parent Ref column in an inline child Table?

Or this:

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Thanks for the feedback! I’ve passed it on to the dev team and it’s been logged as a future enhancement. :slight_smile:

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