Announcing the New Tadabase Builder

Builder UI update is here!

We’ve been hard at work giving the Tadabase Builder a big visual overhaul.

Optimization is the name of the game :chart_with_upwards_trend:
No stone left unturned :hammer_and_pick:
Every pixel has been examined closely :mag:

It’s not just the visuals though. We’ve gone through every aspect of the Builder to make it smarter. Options and settings are only visible when it makes sense. For example - the multi-step options are not visible in Forms if you don’t have multiple steps.

All of this was done with really one goal in mind…make it easier than ever to build apps quickly.

Big Changes

  • Defined URL structures.
  • This enables direct linking to a specific section of the Builder.
  • Filtering records in the Data Builder
  • Saving filtered views in the Data Builder
  • No more double-clicking. You can now click once to open components, fields, and more.
  • Improved drag-and-drop functionality
  • Updated editing windows for components
  • More effective use of previously empty screen space
  • Uniformed primary CTA buttons
  • Removed Alpha features
  • Organized App settings
  • Improved Code editors
  • Cleaner rule management
  • Centralized Design options in Components

App List Page

  • Updates/Improvements
  • Cleaner and more organized buttons

Data Builder - Records

  • Updates/Improvements
  • You can now filter records directly in the builder
  • You can now save a filtered view for future use
  • You can now sort records directly in the builder
  • Record Information in URL
  • You can now see a Record ID in the URL when editing a record
  • You can now see data table pagination in the URL
  • The buttons in the Data Builder have been unified and organized
  • You can now double click on a record to open the editor
  • Removed the Fields menu from this page to help you focus on the data
  • Add New Record button now matches builder-wide Primary CTA style
  • You can now search for any text field in a data table while in the Builder, this includes the Email field.

Data Builder - Fields

  • Updates/Improvements
  • Reorganized fields by type
  • You can now view field ID’s directly in the fields menu
  • Improved drag and drop reordering of fields
  • Edit menu moved to a new window
  • Redesigned field edit menu

Data Builder - Rules

  • Updates/Improvements
  • You can now expand or collapse all rules
  • Add Rule button now matches builder-wide Primary CTA style
  • Updated design
  • Rule conditions now adapt better to different screen sizes

Data Builder - Settings

  • Updates/Improvements
  • Better organization
  • Updated design
  • Moved some settings to different parent categories
  • Updated Themes menu

Want to check it out? Take a look at the gallery below :point_down:

Ready to build better?

See the new builder

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Hi @tim.young,

Where are the PDF layouts located? They seem to be gone.

Regards,
Alex

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In addition to the PDF…
How do you add columns in a detail view? Formatting the individual fields is also much more cumbersome and some features are gone as compared to the old ones.

For those that are attempting to use the PDF, DO NOT add a new PDF button. It appears that you will not be able to delete it once it is added. I have reached out to Support to see what the details are.

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Hi @avralex and @nashcards,

Existing PDFs and Details components have been fixed!

Thanks for your feedback :+1:

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Thank you!
Missing is the CSS field for fields in details. For instance, in a table view, I’d add a details to get a sub page and then set the CSS field as hide so it wouldn’t show to the user. It is gone now.

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Can you please submit this via the feedback tool located on the right side of the builder?

What a wonderful Xmas pressie.

I noticed some changes in my builder this morning - I’m keen to experience the improvements.

Well done to the Tadabase.io team.

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Nice Tim! I like the new visual aspect.

Regarding to: * You can now view field ID’s directly in the fields menu*

Tim, will be great if we can copy the ID directly in this menu. Just as a feedback!

Thanks!

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Nice idea!

Would you please submit that as feedback using the provided feedback widget in the builder?

As you order commander!

Tim, copy records on excel for example, and paste it in the data builder is not available?

@tim.young any update on hiding those fields within a table view? Looking to easily hide columns once again!

Hi @SafetyUniversity, this issue has been resolved.

This has been resolved.

I am struggling to find how to copy a component in the new version of the builder. The old copy menu item is not there and although I get a green message to say that the componect code is copied - how do I use that ?

Honestly, I feel like the new builder is a step backward in some ways, with many small but important features changed and or missing. There have been many little things that were completely left out and were added back in after I mentioned them. To me, the new builder does not seem ready for production and needs more time to “finish baking”. My request would be to allow us to easily switch back to the previous builder from within Tadabase as I have tried using the old builder but its not working. Just being honest here.