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Peter Dykstra
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October 19, 2018

Feature Friday: New Tools for Simplifying App Inputs

The team has been busy building a variety of valuable new features the last few weeks to help remove friction for app users, and we're curious to hear your feedback! 

Feature of the Week: Quick Edit Tables

The good old tables you're familiar with in AppSheet can now be quickly edited directly from your app mobile, tablet or desktop dashboard views.

Similar to Quick Edit functionality in a Detail View, Quick Edit Tables provide a low-friction way for app users to collect or update existing data with the fewest steps possible. To unlock your table and start making updates, simply click the Edit icon in the upper right hand corner of any table with Quick Edit enabled, and each column will become editable according to the input options specified in its column definition.

Direct Table Edits

(Enable Direct Table Edits in the UX section of any table view)

Enable Quick Edit

More details, examples and sample apps including Quick Edit Tables will be shared in the upcoming weeks! 

Enable Direct Table Editing in Your Apps

Amazon Cognito Support

amazon cognito

Starting this week, app creators can create unique sign-in mechanisms via AWS Cognito. In addition to more options for defining app user credentials & password policy, app creators can also now configure the sign in process to make it completely white-labeled and branded (define exactly how your app asks users for login permission, with no mention of AppSheet).

Talk to Sales About Cognito Support

Enhanced CONTEXT() Function

A successful business app relies heavily on ensuring every view and function is as relevant as possible for each user - sometimes this means using security filters to show only data associated with the user, or using format rules to customize or emphasize certain data with different styles. Now in AppSheet, use the CONTEXT("View") expression to return the app users' current view, and CONTEXT("ViewType") to return the UX type of that view (table, map, form, etc.). This adds another layer of variable customization based on the users' unique activity.  

For example, if you have a custom format increasing the font-size of customer names throughout your app, but don't want that style applied in any forms, simply apply that CONTEXT() condition when creating the format rule to ensure it's applied in places other than form views.

Learn More About Adding View Context to Your Apps

Quick Edit Switches

Switching between true/false values can't get much easier than this - a small update to how true/false fields can be toggled is now live, and can be observed on any Detail View true/false columns enabled as a Quick Edit Column.

Quick Edit Column

 

Quick Edit Swtiches

Learn More About Quick Edit Fields

Feature Sneak Peak: Calendar View

Stay posted for exciting announcements about a new calendar view being introduced next week... 

Tablet Calendar

 

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