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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

Using app actions for navigation and working with CSV files

We will start with app-type navigation actions and explain how to configure conditional and unconditional navigation actions. In the latter part of this section, you will learn about configuring CSV export and import actions.

Users can navigate within an app by using the view names in the bottom bar and menu options. However, users often want to navigate to another view within the app or outside the app from the view they are in. Navigation actions allow you to configure this view-to-view navigation.

Users may also want to navigate to some specific results in the navigated views depending on the current record they are viewing. For example, in this chapter’s sample app, Chapter 05_01 Actions – Projects, when the user is in the project record detail view, they may want to view task records that are open or completed for that specific project.

In another instance, the user may want to create a new project...