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Democratizing Application Development with AppSheet

By : Koichi Tsuji, Suvrutt Gurjar, Takuya Miyai
Book Image

Democratizing Application Development with AppSheet

By: Koichi Tsuji, Suvrutt Gurjar, Takuya Miyai

Overview of this book

Many citizen developers regularly use spreadsheets in their business and day-to-day jobs. With AppSheet, you can take your spreadsheets to the next level by enhancing their ease of use. The platform allows you to run your business efficiently and manage it in the field outside of an office or indoor environment. This book enables you to create your own simple or medium to complex hybrid apps for business or personal use. As a beginner to AppSheet, this book will show you how the AppSheet Editor works and how it is used to configure, test, and deploy an app and share it with others as users or co-authors. You’ll learn about widely used features such as how to use data sources, create app views and actions, construct expressions with AppSheet functions, and make your app secure through security and UX options. Next, you’ll create email/attachment templates and develop reports/documents based on templates, store in the cloud, and send files through emails. You’ll also understand how to integrate third-party services and monitor various usage statistics of your app. As you progress, you’ll explore various features with the help of sample apps that you create using the book. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to make the most of AppSheet to build powerful and efficient applications.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Part 1 – Introduction and Getting Started
Part 2 – App Editor and Main Features
Part 3 – Advanced Features and External Services
Part 4 – App Templates and Tricks for App Building

Controlling actions associated with view events

For some view types such as table and deck views, you can specify the action (moving to a detail view, invoking a data change action, and so on) that will be invoked when a row is selected on a table view. It’s a great way to implement your own logic by associating actions with view events.

There are a few different view events available with AppSheet, such as the row select event, or swiping one list item to either right or left on the deck view. The available view events vary from one view type to another, so let’s see the types of events available for each view type and how to associate actions with those events. Firstly, let’s have a look at the table, gallery, and deck views, as these are the most commonly used.

Changing behavior in the table, gallery, and deck views

Inside the views setting window, you will find the Behavior section.

There are three view types that we cover in this section –...