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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

Making decisions with Yes/No functions and expressions

Many times, in your app configuration, there will be logic that has just two possible results, Yes or No or TRUE or FALSE. In this section, we will learn about AppSheet functions that lead to these results. Before understanding these Yes/No functions, let us first discuss a few examples of scenarios where a yes or no answer will need to be configured in your apps:

Does a list of flowers, LIST( "Jasmine", "Rose" , "Aster", "Daffodil, "Dahlia"), include "Hibiscus"? The answer, in this case, is No or FALSE.

Does the word ice cream contain the word ice? The answer is Yes or TRUE.

There is a value of skateboard in the [DESCRIPTION] column in record 1 of a table. Now, the question is – is the [DESCRIPTION] column in record 1 blank? The answer, in this case, is No or FALSE.

You can use AppSheet functions that result in a Yes/No or TRUE/FALSE value when applied to...