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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


In this chapter, you were introduced to AppSheet functions. You learned about what functions are and how you can build expressions using various AppSheet functions. We discussed around 51 functions with associated examples.

You were introduced to the different types of functions, including Yes/No functions, conditional functions, list functions, math functions, and time and date functions. With each of these function types, you learned how to construct expressions using these functions with the help of practical use cases.

While learning about these functions and expressions, you were also given important points to note about those functions.

You learned the difference between column-level functions, such as SELECT(), SORT(), MIN(), and MAX(), and associated row-level functions, such as FILTER(), ORDERBY(), MINROW(), and MAXROW().

You learned about miscellaneous functions, such as USERSETTINGS() and CONTEXT(). We discussed in detail what user settings are, how to...