Welcome to our bi-weekly Softools App Builder Update, where we'll keep you updated with the latest feature updates, case studies, and community member interviews. It'll be short, sweet, and salient.
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Without further ado, let’s dive in!
Digitising Supplier Due Diligence for Corporate Social Responsibility Compliance at Oxford Instruments
Welcoming the Newly Anointed Advanced Softools App Builders from the USA, Japan, the UK, South Africa, and Mexico.
Our ever-growing community of professionals who learn Softools to build business apps is welcoming new members from all over the globe.
In the last few weeks, the Softools App Builder Certification program awarded Advanced App Builder badges to cohort members from the USA, Japan, the UK, South Africa, and Mexico.
We’re looking forward to what these newly graduated app builders build, we will be sure to bring their stories to you in future editions.
Meanwhile, if you want to refresh your Softools knowledge with new challenges and features, or if you have friends who could benefit from picking up no-code app building, join us or send your friends the link given below.
Use the code SOFTOOLSABCFREE when you’re on the registration page, to unlock benefits worth $400 for free.
The Dev team have been super active this year, from performance upgrades, major features, and AI-based microservices, to bulk imports, integrations and modern UI – we have made some big leaps.
You, our community, have made so many of these improvements possible with your feedback and reviews.
Here’s a flashback to remind you about Workflow V2 and Card Reports in case you missed them in our previous editions.
You can now string workflows and integrations on a visual interface! The migration to Workflow V2 has now been completed for all of our customers and has new features like schedule-based workflows and advanced automation.
Here are some of the newest actions you can tap into to make your apps more efficient:
- Update fields by Running one-time-expressions This feature runs the expression only once. For example: to date stamp an Approved Action.
- Schedule Workflow You can now auto-trigger workflows at specific times - daily, weekly, monthly, etc. - removing the configuration hassles if you have multiple workflows running at the same time.
How to Create an Automatic Filter For the Current Month
Here’s a way to boost your daily efficiency by keeping real-time records and information in an organised and time-tracked system. This step-by-step guide tells you how you can automate the real-time reports and information view date-wise, so it saves manual effort and time consumption in looking for reports.
Softools enables you to prevent unwanted clutter and overload of files – which could potentially lead to inaccuracy in workflows and reports. While erstwhile existing reports should be checked, it only increases the manual time drain if the checking has to be done repeatedly.
This in-depth help article shows you how you can build an automated duplicate check, for any database-type app. There is also a video walkthrough of the app build, with details of all the required fields and the approach to the workflow.
Simplifying Making Bulk Data Changes to Records Via Exporting & Importing .csv Files
Large data sets and records often need to be edited or updated. Now, the whole process is made faster, as you can exclude the read-only fields which traditionally had to be removed from excel files before reimporting data.
Consequently, this option enables you to prepare .csv files that will readily import updates reducing the risk of import errors.
You can still export All Fields (uncheck both options) and all Fields you see in the list report - by selecting, ‘Report Fields Only’.
Thanks for reading, we hope you've enjoyed our short and informative update. We look forward to launching an improvement/feature suggestion scheme, which will feature handsome rewards for the best ideas! More about that in future editions 😉
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