Over the past couple weeks, we have been rolling out the ability to use words to create slice filter expressions from opt-in testers to all users. As of April 21, 2021, we have rolled it out to 100% of users. Updates to the rollout status were posted to the Release Notes category.
Here’s a short demo of what you can do:
Why add this feature?
Writing AppSheet expressions (also called formulas) is hard and time-consuming, especially for a no-code user. The goal of this feature is to make writing expressions easier by enabling users to describe them with words, instead of typing full AppSheet expressions. Less time crafting formulas means more time to add functionality to apps and use them.
How will this affect my existing user experience?
There should be minimal interruption in your current user experience. Creating a new expression will show suggested ones first, but if you find none of them relevant, you will be able to bypass the suggested formulas and use the Expression Assistant instead by clicking “Create a custom expression”, as shown below:
If I’m not interested, how do I opt-out?
For now, opt-out is not available for self-service and must be done manually, so to do that, you can send me a PM with your account ID. I will add a self-service option in due time. If you expressed an interest to opt-out in the testers request thread for this feature, you will continue to be opted out.