Tuesdays with Tadabase - December 19th 2023

:radio: :coffee: It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the team is in high spirits bringing you this update. Let’s grab a hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course) and dive right into all the goodness:

:toolbox: Starting with our engineers:

  • :bridge_at_night: We’ve rolled out a few new Databridge integrations to pull data from externally hosted spreadsheets and CSV files quickly and easily. Simply get the CSV file URL and paste it in to load the data dynamically in your app.

Coming soon we’ll have additional ways of loading Excel, JSON and CSV data from S3 as well as FTP file locations.

:mega: If you have any plugin suggestions, please feel free to share!

  • :straight_ruler: Table Rules Updates:
    When setting an API request to not run equations, you can now add a second parameter that will still run Table Rules. Generally disabling the ability to run equations will also skip table rules, with this can you customize the process a bit further.
    Learn more here: Tadabase API

:clapper: Behind the scenes:

We’re still working diligently on the builder - both the UI and optimizations to streamline and speed up the process of building an app. Some updates we’re very excited about:

  • Huge improvements in our latest equation optimizations. Woohooo!
  • New filtering and sorting capabilities. Yess.
  • Retaining users state throughout the building (keep your filters while navigating through the builder). Niice.
  • New Connections and so much more. Yay!

We aim to launch the new builder no later than 1/1/2024, but won’t be launching until it’s completely polished. :eyes: :point_down:

:school_satchel: Let’s throw back to a Build it with Tim episode on how to build a messaging system inside your app using the Form Component, Connections, and Email Notifications. Check it out!

:jigsaw: Plugin of the week:
Enhance Tadabase forms with the ‘Set Connection Field via JavaScript’ plugin. Control and manipulate field values based on conditions or user interactions, offering flexibility for intuitive and responsive experiences. Read more on this plugin here.

:dizzy: That’s a wrap on this week, Tadabasers. Happy building and see you next time! :chocolate_bar:

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