Improvements, Changes & Fixes

This following table lists the improvements, changes and bug-fixes introduced in Zoho Creator.

Feb-22, 2018Version 5.7 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available. Improvement
Feb-22, 2018

Creating an app by importing a .ds file fails when it has a bidirectional lookup field that looks up data from a form that is present in an other app.

Hereafter, when such a .ds file is imported, the bidirectional relation will be dropped on import. Reason: A bidirectional lookup has fields in both forms - the main form and the related form. As the import process is not permitted to search your account for the other app, it cannot establish the bidirectional relation of that lookup field.

Fix / Change
Feb-15, 2018The Currency field now supports Malawi Kwacha: currency code MWK and currency symbol MK.Improvement
Feb-15, 2018
  • Issue with Portuguese translation in New UI: Some captions in reports are not getting translated.
  • In New UI, the Add Record option is unavailable when a report, with a search criteria as query string in its URL, is opened in a pop-up window via the Open URL task.
Feb-14, 2018We have introduced a UI-enhancement for the file-upload and image fields. A new set of icons and context-specific tooltips will appear when you access them from a web browser.Improvement
Feb-13, 2018Version 5.6.1 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available. Improvement
Feb-10, 2018Issue with scrolling when accessing a report/page from a web browser: Editing a record from a report, or clicking a custom action, is not returning back to the same scroll position, but taking to the top of that report/page.Fix
Feb-10, 2018Version 5.2.5 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for Android is now available. Improvement
Feb-9, 2018Version 5.6 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available. Improvement
Feb-9, 2018Hereafter, each Form, Report, and Page in your app will have a unique link-name. Zoho Creator will ensure this by:
  • Appending the link-name of a component with “1” if there exists another component with the same link-name. For example: If there exists a Form with form-link-name as Orders, and you create a Page named Orders, its page-link-name will be set as Orders1.
  • Failing the process of importing an app using .ds file when there are components in that app with the same link-name. You’ll have to remove the instances of duplicate link-names from that .ds file, and then import it.
Fix / Change
Feb-5, 2018We have introduced some usability enhancements in reports with respect to displaying aggregate values, custom actions, and custom filters. Refer this page to learn more about this.Improvement
Feb-1, 2018Version 5.5 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available. Improvement
Jan-29, 2018Fix
Jan-24, 2018Hereafter when you export data in the CSV format, the value stored in the multi line field will be enclosed in double quotes.

Reason: The Multi Line field allows you to enter multiple lines of text. While exporting such data, line separation is expressed using the new line character, and this disturbed the formatting in the exported CSV file.

Jan-23, 2018Version 5.2.4 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for Android is now available. Improvement
Jan-22, 2018
  • Searching a URL field (in a report) is not retrieving all matching records.
  • Issue with CRM field in New UI: bulk editing this field updates only the value and not the ID (of the corresponding CRM record).
Jan-20, 2018We have made some readability enhancements in reports. Refer this page to learn more about this update.Improvement
Jan-20, 2018Version 5.4.3 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available. Improvement
Jan-18, 2018Version 5.4.2 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available. Improvement
Jan-16, 2018Shared apps are not appearing in a developer’s dashboard.Fix
Jan-15, 2018
  • Issue with listing of components in mobile apps: Users are able to view, in the dashboard of an app shared with them, all the reports in that app. (However, they’re able to access just those reports that they have permission to)
  • Issue with creating pivot reports: Unable to create a pivot table / pivot chart for forms that were created before Jan-9, 2018, and did not already have a pivot report.
Jan-13, 2018Version 5.4 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available. Improvement
Jan-8, 2018Issue with installing gallery apps: User, who installed a gallery app in a shared workspace, is unable to access that app.Fix
Jan-8, 2018Version 5.2.3 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for Android is now available. Improvement
Jan-8, 2018In New UI: Imagine that you have created a function in your app that is similar to a built-in function in name, return type and argument. So far, wherever you call your function, the built-in function (being prioritized over user-defined functions) was being called instead. We’ve reversed this priority. Hereafter, your function will be prioritized over the corresponding built-in function.Change
Jan-6, 2018Version 5.3.7 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available. Improvement
Jan-2, 2018Version 5.3.5 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available. Improvement
Dec-28, 2017A single-select bidirectional lookup is meant to ensure that the relationship between the two forms is 1:1 from both sides, i.e., one record in the looked up form is related to one record in the source form and vice versa. For example:
  • Imagine a form Letters that stores letters from the English alphabet and a form Numbers that stores numbers, and that they’re related via a single-select bidirectional lookup.
  • In this case, you can have data like A related to 1 (A-1), B related to 2 (B-2), etc. and not something like A-1, B-1, C-2, D-2.
  • If you access your app and relate a letter with a number (that is already related with another letter), the previous relationship is automatically dropped to establish the new one. That is, if you have A-1, B-2, C-3, etc., and you relate 2 with A, the B-2 relationship is automatically dropped to establish the A-2 relationship. Your data will then be: A-2, B, C-3, etc.

So far, this auto-update of relationship was not happening for relationships established via Deluge script and while importing data. We’ve now fixed this.

Fix / Change
Dec-28, 2017Version 5.3.4 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available. Improvement
Dec-26, 2017We’ve introduced a few parameters that you can make use of when exporting a page as a PDF. Refer this page to learn about them.Improvement
Dec-22, 2017
  • Issue with app installation: when a user installs an app in the shared workspace, the workspace owner is being assigned as that app’s primary contact when it actually should be the user (who installed that app).
  • Issue with navigational URLs in New UI: #Script:page.back is not working.
Dec-21, 2017Version 5.3.3 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available. Improvement
Dec-21, 2017
  • Issue with exporting report to PDF: sorting applied while accessing the report is not applied in the PDF, i.e., the data in the exported PDF is not in the sorted order.
  • Issue with the select task in New UI: when setting a multi-select field with a value, the task deselects all the other values selected in that field.
Dec-20, 2017Hereafter, in apps that are published by developers, the clients cannot, in reports:
  • Edit the column properties.
  • Create their own custom actions, conditional formatting and record summary templates.
Dec-14, 2017Version 5.2.2 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for Android is now available. Improvement
Dec-14, 2017Version 5.3.2 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available. Improvement
Dec-13, 2017Version 5.2.1 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for Android is now available. Improvement
Dec-11, 2017

Hereafter, you can define the width and height in which images (stored in an image field) are to be displayed in your reports. (Go to your report's column properties section and click the gear icon next to the image field.)

Dec-11, 2017We have introduced a new set of 2000+ icons.Improvement
Dec-11, 2-17Version 5.3.1 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is optimized for iPhone X. Improvement
Dec-8, 2017Hereafter, deluge tasks added in the on user input section of a field will be triggered when you enter or change the ‘other option’ value in a dropdown or radio field.Fix
Dec-7, 2017In New UI: We have corrected the behaviour of the following Deluge system variables when they are used in schedules:
  • zoho.loginuser will now return the username of that app’s admin.
  • zoho.loginuserid will now return the email address of that app’s admin.
Dec-7, 2017Hereafter, Zoho Creator will prompt and not allow you to delete a field that is referred in the When to do? section of a form schedule. You will first have to remove the field from that section to be allowed to delete it.Improvement
Dec-4, 2017Version 5.2.0 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for Android is now available. Improvement
Nov-27, 2017
  • Unable to disable a subform field using the Disable Fields task in form automation. Currently, disabling a subform (when accessing a form) is not supported. Workarounds that you could try:
    • Use the Hide Add Entry subform field task in form automation. This will display the subform but prevent users from adding entries in it.
    • Use the Hide Fields task in form automation. This will hide the subform field; users won't see it on your form.
  • Issue with configuring form automation: unable to select more than 9 fields in a field task.
Nov-27, 2017Version 5.3 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available. Improvement
Nov-24, 2017Hereafter, if you set a field's deluge name as Container, container or request, Zoho Creator will append them with _field. For example: container_field. This is because these are keywords that are used internally by the platform.Change
Nov-23, 2017Hereafter, when configuring calendar reports, Zoho Creator will prompt and not allow you to remove (from the report’s column properties) the fields set as Start Date and Display Field.Improvement
Nov-23, 2017Issue with pages in New UI: when previewing a page, the Deluge code in that page is executed twice.Fix
Nov-22, 2017We have enhanced an aspect of searching for data in a report: So far, when you search for data in a report that displays a single-select lookup field (that has only one field set as display fields), only four operators were available: Is Empty, Is Not Empty, Contains and Not Contains. Hereafter, in place of these, all operators that are applicable for the display field’s data-type will be available.Improvement
Nov-22, 2017Issue while accessing a currency field: an incorrect currency symbol is displayed for Zambian Kwacha (ZMW). The correct one is ZK.Fix
Nov-22, 2017Hereafter, while accessing a published report, the option to import data will not be available. So far, the option was visible and on trying to import the user was shown an error message.Change
Nov-21, 2017
  • Response to a post URL request appears garbled if it contains letters from the Japanese alphabet/character sets.
  • Issues with record summary:
    • When exporting it as a PDF, it appears in the A4 size even though a custom size is set.
    • Styling defined using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) does not appear properly.
Nov-20, 2017Hereafter, you may experience an improvement in performance when you access a form to edit a record.Improvement
Nov-13, 2017Issue with form-styling parameters in New UI: font size and font family are not getting applied.Fix
Nov-9, 2017Regarding restricting visibility of reports: the Allow users to edit setting has been deprecated. Refer this page to learn more about it.Change
Nov-8, 207Issues with pivot table:
  • Unable to access the report when it is configured to display only the logged-in user's records.
  • The Added User (system field) is displaying the ID value instead of the username.
Nov-6, 2017Issue with exporting data from a report in the CSV, TSV, XML, JSON and Spreadsheet formats in New UI: values in a multi-select lookup field (that is a field in a related form) are separated by <br> (the line break tag) instead of comma (,).Fix
Nov-1, 2017Issue with translation in New UI: The names of days, months and buttons in a calendar report are not getting translated. (A limitation has been encountered)Fix
Sept-7, 2017
  • Hereafter, when accessing a Pivot Chart in native mobile apps, its legends will be displayed below the chart.
  • A list of countries is now available as part of the predefined choices in Dropdown and Radio fields.
Sept-7, 2017Issue with the navigational URLs: #Script:page.close is closing all popup windows.Fix
Sept-6, 2017Internal framework of Zoho Creator for the Get URL and Post URL tasks has been enhanced. Hereafter, with respect to these tasks, the generic “Internal Exception” error message will not be returned. Instead, Zoho Creator will return the response that the target system sends.Improvement
Aug-7, 2017Issue with using report parameters for in New UI.Fix
Jul-31, 2017Developer of an app is unable to delete functions in it.Fix
Jul-20, 2017The date format “E dd.MM.yyyy” (eg: Fri 15.08.1947) is now supported.Improvement
Jul-13, 2017Issue with adding record in form via email when the email address (with which the form is shared) does not have an account.Fix
Jul-13, 2017Hereafter, Role description and Profile description can have upto 200 characters.Improvement
Jul-12, 2017Issue with printing report as list: all records in the report are being printed even though a criteria was passed as query string in the report’s URL.Fix
Jul-11, 2017Fix
Jul-5, 2017Issue with viewing records in Spreadsheet report: read-only columns are appearing editable; (however) any change made to the data in those columns is not updated in the records.Fix
Jul-4, 2017While scrolling (horizontally or vertically) through a Spreadsheet report, the view and the focus are not in sync.Fix
Jul-3, 2017Unable to access a form when the initial value of a Date field (in that form) is set with a string that is not a proper date value.Fix
Jun-30, 2017Issue with accessing the calendar in Date and Date-time fields in a div-embedded Form in Pages.Fix
Jun-29, 2017Unable to open mail:to and about:blank URLs through the Open URL task.Fix
Jun-24, 2017Hereafter, in accounts created after April, 2014, the add record and search buttons will be displayed while accessing Calendar Reports.Improvement
Jun-22, 2017In accounts created after April, 2014, issue with sorting of records displayed by a Lookup field.Fix
Jun-21, 2017Unable to duplicate a Page.Fix
Jun-20, 2017Hereafter, clients can take an application backup for apps published by developers.Improvement
Jun-13, 2017
  • Hereafter, the Users & Permissions feature will be available for all accounts that are on a pricing plan as mentioned here and here. Also, with respect to Profiles,:
    • The profile User can be modified.
    • The profile Member will not be present in new apps. It can be modified in existing apps.
  • Hereafter, Customer Portal users can change their passwords by using the change password link that appears on clicking their user name or profile image in the portal.
Jun-12, 2017Hereafter you may experience an improvement in performance when you delete a field which stores some data.Improvement
Jun-1, 2017While editing the app, able to add an empty choice in Drop down field, Radio, Multi Select and Checkbox fields.Fix
May-30, 2017Hereafter, when Workflows (except Schedules) are accessed for the first time (while editing the app), the Free-flow script editor will be opened.Fix
May-29, 2017Issue with editing Pages when it contains just div-embedded Report(s).Fix
May-25, 2017While accessing a Spreadsheet Report through web browsers in iPhone and iPad, the choices of Drop down field are inaccessible.Fix
May-24, 2017
  • Issue with searching a Report: unable to use “After” and “Before” parameters for the Date and Date-time fields.
  • Unable to rename the Submit and Reset buttons in forms.
May-24, 2017Hereafter, for accounts created after April, 2014: when the alert task is triggered from the On Delete - Validate section, the records (subjected to deletion) will be displayed along with the alert message.Improvement
May-22, 2017Hereafter, only a letter from the english alphabet (a-z) can be used as the first character while setting the application link name.Change
May-18, 2017Hereafter, you can use zoho.loginuserid and zoho.adminuserid as values for the Users field in Report Criteria.Improvement
May-15, 2017

However, you can attach images or files only up to 25 MB in an email.

May-11, 2017Paraguayan Guarani (PYG) is supported in the Currency field.Improvement
May-9, 2017Improvement
May-5, 2017Issue with importing DS file when: Fix
May-4, 2017
  • Issue with Drop down field: unable to set a new value to it (a value other than its choices) even though Allow Other Choice property is enabled.
  • Issue with div-embedded Forms in Pages: the NextUrl parameter (zc_NextUrl) does not redirect to the given URL.
May-3, 2017Issue in Spreadsheet Report: the save button does not appear when a cell’s value is dragged across rows (in the same column).Fix
May-2, 2017When accessed from phone/tablet, unable to trigger Custom Action from Record Summary.Fix
Apr-28, 2017Issue with rendering Signature field in Customer Portal.Fix
Apr-27, 2017Hereafter, for New Deluge accounts, the workflow components will be listed when apps are published from Sandbox and Zoho Developer.Improvement
Apr-24, 2017Fix
Apr-20, 2017Unable to publish app from Sandbox if a form automation (available in production) is removed in sandbox.Fix
Apr-19, 2017

The framework used for rendering Calendar Reports has been updated. Hereafter, when accessing Calendar Reports:

  • Height of rows in a Month Report will get auto-adjusted based on the number of records they contain.
  • If multiple records span a particular date, the records will be sorted on their Start Date value in the ascending order.
Apr-19, 2017Unable to enable/disable Push Notifications from Reports in native mobile app.Fix
Apr-18, 2017Fix
Apr-17, 2017
  • Shared apps are not listing in the Dashboard of users who have not created an app in their own account.
  • Issue with exporting records from Report: unable to export after searching, when using the browsers IE 10 and Microsoft Edge.
  • Issue with importing a DS file containing Pivot Chart or Pivot Table.
  • For Reports containing more than 10 Conditional Formatting, the order of Conditional Formatting get changed when that Report’s Definition is saved.
Apr-13, 2017
  • Issue with setting height of Report that is div-embedded in a Page.
  • Unable to scroll through a List Report when using the browser IE11
  • App is getting listed in the Dashboard of G Suite users, even though those users are not part of the group with which the app is shared.
Apr-12, 2017
  • Issue with File upload and Image Field: unable to upload a file the second time in the same record.
  • If the Debug task info is used in On Delete -> Validate, instead of just the intended response, the whole JSON response of the task is displayed.
Apr-11, 2017Internal integrations framework of Zoho Creator has been enhanced: few security aspects have been further strengthened.Improvement
Apr-11, 2017Unable to download Record Summary as PDF if the margin in that template is set with a float value.Fix
Apr-10, 2017
  • Issue with configuring the Users Field: unable to select and add users.
  • Issue with attaching Report in Send Mail Task (for New Deluge accounts): all records are being attached, even if the Report has a criteria.
  • Issue with exporting data from Reports: when a hidden column is exposed and data is exported, all data except that in the newly exposed column get exported.
  • In Customer Portal, unable to add a user if there exists another user with the same username, even though on a different domain.
Apr-7, 2017
  • When a Formula Field, based on a Numeric Field, has no data (as a result of Numeric Field having no data), and aggregation (on that Formula Field) is enabled, the Report fails to load.
  • The strikethrough formatting on text gets removed when such text is pasted in Rich Text Field and (the Form is) submitted.
Apr-6, 2017Serbian Dinar (RSD) is supported in the Currency field.Improvement
Apr-6, 2017
  • Issue with sorting data that is grouped using a Multi-select Lookup Field.
  • When the Data type of a Formula Field is changed from Number/Decimal to String/Boolean, and aggregation (on that Formula Field) is enabled, the Report fails to load.
Apr-5, 2017Issue with importing DS file if it contains a Formula Field that has a negative expression like !isNull(single_line).Fix
Apr-4, 2017
  • Unable to search a Report using a Decimal Field if an integer value is passed to it with the “IS” operator.
  • When a shared user creates a new Report from an existing report, the permissions the user has been given (in the existing report) do not cascade to the new report.
  • When a Report (that is embedded in a Page) is queried for records such that no record, which matches the given criteria, exists in that Report, the “No Data Available” message breaks.
Apr-3, 2017For a user (assigned the role “Administrator”), on changing the Column width and saving the Report as a new Report, the changed width does not get saved.Fix
Mar-31, 2017
  • Issue when a user, who is permitting to access a workspace, installs a Gallery App when no other app exists in that workspace.
  • Issue with exporting data from a Report, which is showing data filtered using a Formula Field (displaying boolean values).
  • When accessing an application through a browser in mobile, the Settings menu does not close (once it is clicked).
  • The character limitation of a Single Line Field being applied even after changing it to a Multi Line or Rich Text Field.
Mar-30, 2017Formatting issue while viewing Currency Fields (those related to a Lookup Field, or those present inside a SubForm) in Record Summary.Fix
Mar-29, 2017
  • Issue while navigating (page jumping up while scrolling) through the script in Pages.
  • When accessing a published Report, in which records can only be viewed, the checkboxes are appearing (against each record) when navigating back from summary of any record.
Mar-24, 2017

The framework used for rendering List Reports has been updated.

  • This will boost the performance when accessing List Reports.
  • A change in the width of Columns, when accessing List Reports, may be experienced. Column-width can now be adjusted simply by dragging the columns, as shown in this image.
Feb-28, 2017Fix
Feb-27, 2017
  • Display name of Fields in Inline SubForm (the SubForm created inside a Form, not using an existing Form) not being translated.
  • When searching in published Reports, auto-suggestion of choices not working for Single-select and Multi-select Fields.
Feb-24, 2017
  • Issue with the “Share” option seen in the Dashboard -> Pages tab (when editing the application).
  • For New Deluge accounts, unable to export Application as a DS file if Push Notification has been configured in it.
Feb-23, 2017
  • When publishing changes from Sandbox to production, Form success message and width of Fields not being listed in items changed.
  • In Stateless Forms, error is thrown when a Button’s script is edited through the Form Definition.
Feb-22, 2017
  • Unable to add data to public Forms using email-data if the Form is created using Form-templates.
  • When accessing Reports, images (present in the Image Field) get displayed in the size 100x80 pixels. (From hereafter they will be displayed in their actual size).
Feb-21, 2017
  • Issue while grouping and sorting data on Lookup Field’s related Fields, while accessing Reports.
  • Issue with Custom Action when viewing record using the record-summary URL.
  • Issue with the parameter zc_BdrClr (setting border colour for Forms & Reports).
Feb-20, 2017When publishing Pages from Sandbox to production, the Link Name is being shown instead of the Display Name.Fix
Feb-17, 2017
  • Issue with printing published Reports.
  • Not able to view images (uploaded in Image Field of SubForm), in Spreadsheet Report.
Feb-16, 2017
  • Image Field, present in SubForm, is being shown as a URL in Spreadsheet Report.
  • Issue with Unshare API.
  • Verified Email Addresses supported in Send Mail Task for New Deluge accounts.
Feb-15, 2017
  • Issue with accessing URLs of App’s backups from the Application-Dashboard (the one seen while Editing the Application).
  • Mismatch in the order of Fields in Form between that in Sandbox and Production App.
Feb-14, 2017
  • With respect to the Fetch Records Task, an error is now thrown when either of the below are part of the criteria -
    • Fields in the SubForm, or,
    • when the “in” operator is used with Lookup field’s related fields.
  • Margins are uneven when printing Record Summary.
  • Custom Actions not executing in Spreadsheet Report.
  • Data-type mismatch Issue while searching a Number Field.
  • Layout issue in rendering SubForm when using permalinks and Record-Edit URLs.
  • Mismatch of Currency and their symbols for the following - Algeria Dinars (DZD), Bahrain Dinars (BHD), Bangladesh Taka (BDT), Iraq Dinars (IQD), Jordan Dinars (JOD), Kenya Shillings (KES), Kuwait Dinars (KWD), Morocco Dirhams (MAD), Sudan Dinars (SDD), Tunisia Dinars (TND), Zambia Kwacha (ZMW), Myanmar Kyat (MMK), CFP Franc (XPF).
  • UI break in Header of Calendar Report, when accessing from iPad.
Feb-10, 2017Fix
Feb-10, 2017Translation is now supported for Armenian and Kurdish languages as well.Improvement
Feb-8, 2017Rows in Spreadsheet Reports will now be highlighted even if one of their column values have been updated.Improvement
Feb-8, 2017Fix
Feb-7, 2017Fix
Feb-1, 2017Inside the SubForm Field, the horizontal scrollbar will always be visible.Improvement
Feb-1, 2017
  • When Image Field is used as merge Field in SubForm then broken Image renders in Report.
  • Not able to set integer values to Decimal Fields while adding record through script.
Jan-30, 2017
  • Users not having a Zoho Creator account are able to add record through Email Data.
  • Up and Down arrow keys not working in Multi Line Fields while adding record from Report.
  • The order, in which values are selected in a Multi Select Field, is not maintained.
Jan-24, 2017
  • Issue with validating Email Field while saving scripts.
  • Add Notes Field gets hidden when a profile user access the application.
  • Search not working in Users Field if more than 200 users are present.
Jan-21, 2017
  • Issue in searching other language characters in CRM Field.
  • Wrong group-count is shown if more than 200 records are present in Report.
  • When Lookup field is used in Formula in New Deluge accounts, then not able to update records.
Jan-19, 2017
  • Redirecion not working properly for first time after login.
  • Issue in triggering On User Input for Lookup Fields if value set through add to parent.
  • UI issue if a Form contains only Decision box Fields.
  • Not able to use zc_BtnMovrBgClr parameter.
  • Custom Action header option is not working in IE browser.
Jan-11, 2017
  • Unable to set null to local variables.
  • Height and width of Image Field are not captured in the DS file for Calendar Reports.
  • Issue with using the parameters zc_PdfOrientation and zc_Pdfsize, while exporting Pages as PDF.
Jan-10, 2017Fix
Jan-5, 2017Margin support added for Record Summary.Improvement
Jan-5, 2017Fix
Jan-2, 2017Fix

Earlier Updates and Fixes