For the start of April, we have a Spring refresh of the record editing interface for agileBase, making forms more friendly and breathing new life into the interface.
Continuing the previous work on form simplification such as ‘contracting blocks‘, this makes working in apps built on the agileBase platform an even more pleasant experience. There are various improvements to style and alignments, the most obvious being that form field outlines are changed from boxes to underlines, to reduce visual clutter.
In addition, administrators have a new UI tool in their armoury – coloured tabs. Tabs on screen can now be colour coded, to draw users attention or give them information. For example, if a complex process required half a dozen tabs, you may want to colour them green as each step is completed.
Setting this up works on views, in a similar way to many other features in agileBase. From the parent table of the tab, create a view which works out a colour for that tab, based on whatever criteria you like. The view should contain a text calculation which outputs a colour name, one of ‘blue, yellow, green, purple, pink, turquoise, coral, lime, orange, corn’. Alternatively any of the words for colouring calculations can be used.
Then, in the manage tab of the parent table, scroll down to the tab options and select the view you created in the ‘colour from view’ dropdown.
Since our last update on charting improvements, many customers have been trying out more ambitious charts on large amounts of data – great to see. We have had reports of a couple of limitations so have included some updates in this release to address those:
- The Highcharts Boost module has been included to speed up chart rendering when there are lots of points
- A serverside limit has been put on the maximum number of points to avoid overloads. To create massive charts we recommend using the API to integrate with a dedicated reporting tool such as Power BI or Zoho Analytics, which some customers use to great success.
Please continue to push the boundaries and we look forward to hearing what you do.