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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

Performing record-level operations with table functions and expressions

Many table functions and associated expressions lead to row-level results instead of column-level results. When we say row level, it means these functions return key values of the rows. You can then access a record of a table with that record’s key value when the column type is referenced. Let us look at the most used table functions that work at the record level. We will also learn about a few table functions that work at the column level:

Table 4.43 – Using the MAXROW() and MINROW() functions

Let us learn about the ORDERBY() function next, which sorts the records of a table in ascending or descending order:

Table 4.44 – Using the ORDERBY() function to sort a table or slice records

Having understood the main row-level functions, let us next understand the important differences between column-level and row-level functions of a similar nature...