Sometimes it’s all about the visuals, sometimes it’s all about the functional aspects. This release brings them both: discover our stunning and useful Gantt chart, Bar and QR codes, fields that behave with logic, and lots of improvements.
Gantt chartNever lose track of any project with this amazing component, that helps you schedule tasks and follow up the progress over time.
Barcode and QR codeA barcode and a scanner is the best combination to track and store information about goods or items, in comparison with manually entering information. QR code is also another type of optical label typically used for storing URLs of webpages, marketing, etc. If you think your business can make a good use of any of these components, take the opportunity to try them out. Additionally, a button can be added to your form to scan the code directly from your smartphone, without the need of an app.
Custom behavior for componentsImagine having components in your form that can behave in a special way, depending on your business logic flow; for example, if the warehouse receives a package that is marked as dented, the Save button will be disabled until a description of the damage is provided, and if the amount of items received is lower than the expected, then this field will turn red.
Go to the right form with the right recordSend e-mails, SMS and notifications inserting a link that will open a specific form selecting a record that is targeted based on certain conditions, e.g., let your customers know that your service is ready, and further details can be reviewed by clicking a link, that will take them to their service order, all in an automatic way.
Table with MarkdownOrganize content in rows and columns using Markdown format in Note fields and E-mails. Simply, separate the elements of the table using pipes (|) and new lines, like this:
|**Header1**|**Header2**| |:---------:|:-----------:| | Row1 - Col1 | Row1 - Col2 |
Keyboard shortcutsIf you enjoy working with the keyboard more than using the mouse to click here and there, this improvement is for you. Try out our new key bindings that make it practical to do basic actions:
- to find and go to a section in the form
- Ctrl+up/down arrows
- to go through sections in the form
- save changes in a section
- new record
- delete record
- save all sections in the form (tip: this shortcut is especially useful with the recently introduced Repeater component)
Improvements related to Record filterPredictive text in Advanced filters’ editor We have good news for our users who thought that configuring a filter with IQL was too complex: the new editor makes it easy to type statements, as it will suggest functions, fields, keywords, etc., as you type, validated with different colors. Same filter for related sections Stop applying the same filter in more than one place in your form. From now on, you just need to do it in the main section, and all sections limited by this one will be automatically filtered as well. For instance, if you filter a table to show only customers within the Area = “Downtown”, a Map limited by this table will be automatically refreshed to show locations within that Area.
Automatic refresh for sectionsEvery time a relevant change is saved on a section, other related sections that might be affected by this action will be automatically reloaded to reflect subsequent changes; for example, a new record created by rule action in one section will make other sections update their list of records.
Enhanced Repeater componentThe Repeater, released in our previous version, is now able to support Button and Icon components where actions such as Save or Delete the active record, Open a related form, Run a report, etc. can be set.
Read-only fields other than greyYour application can have its own style of text color, background and/or border for read-only fields.
Link component’s flexible captionDecide whether you want to show the name of the record from the destination form, or a fixed caption instead, when using a Link in Detail and Multi detail sections to open related forms.
Quick Excel report shows customized relationsRelation fields customized to be displayed together with other fields, e.g. “RelatedRecordName-ItemNumberField”, are now included in the Excel file generated via the Report icon of form sections.
Report manager remembers your customizationEvery time you open the Report manager, it will keep the last filters and sorting you applied to customize it the way you like it.
Revert action for offline formsFind the Revert icon (useful to undo changes that haven’t been saved) next to the Delete icon in forms available while working in offline mode.
Sort by Checkbox in Table sectionClick on any Checkbox column header to sort it by True or False.
Default alignment in formsBefore, fields of type Number, Date and Date time were aligned to the right, in contrast with the left alignment of the rest of the fields, making Detail and Multi detail sections look inconsistent. To improve this visual matter, the default alignment will be left, except for Table section, which columns look fine as they are.
Improvement to e-mail validationWe have enhanced the validators that make sure that provided e-mail addresses are correct.
- The Information button of a Table section (i.e., section’s tooltip) was displayed over an unfolded list placed near this component.
- An error message popped up when navigating through a series of Media components where one of them lacked a file source.
- Note fields did not show the box border in combination with the “Display as formatted text” setting checked.
- In Table sections, Link components with action to open an unrelated form displayed the name of the origin Record in all cells. After this release, the target form name will be displayed instead.
- An error message was displayed after saving via Button component.
- The “Edit all” right was missing for the Report wizard form, needed for ADMIN role to edit other users’ reports.
- The “Exclude record filter” option in the Report wizard could not be applied.
- In mobile mode, Relation fields placed last in Table sections could not show the list of records in a complete way.
- The User settings form changed its layout when required fields were not filled out.