Release Notes | Zoho Creator

Release Notes


Oct 2, 2019

Bug fixes

  • Version 5.20.1 of the Zoho Crator native mobile app for iOS brings fixes for setting up Siri shortcuts in devices using iOS 13.0 and later


Oct 1, 2019

Improvements

  • iPad related improvements have been introduced. Version 5.20 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS brings to you:
    • Experience of accessing image, file upload, audio, and video fields has been improved—their input options are now individually listed below the input area
    • Easier access to actions in reports—searching, grouping, and sorting data, hiding report columns, and applying custom filters are now displayed in the report header
    • Support for accessing forms with fields arranged in a multi-column layout

Sept 20, 2019

Improvements

Version 5.19 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available:

  • Users of iOS 13.0 and later can now:
    • Use the Dark Mode—great for low-light situations and is easier on your eyes
    • Draw, scribble, or doodle inputs for the image field using iOS 13’s pencil kit. This option will become available when the Camera option is enabled in that image field's properties.
    • Launch multiple windows of your app on their iPads. This will enable them to access multiple app components simultaneously. For example, they can fill out a form in one window while looking at a report or record in an adjacent one—both at the same time.
  • Other improvements:
    • Displaying aggregates—min, max, total, and average—is now also supported at the group level in reports

Sept 11, 2019

Improvements

  • Zoho Creator 5 accounts can now conditionally execute date field-based schedules in their apps
    • Learn how to create date field-based schedules
    • Navigate to the Properties pane of the existing schedules and then set their execution condition under Run this process

Sept 10, 2019

Changes

  • Zoho Desk's XML/JSON APIs and corresponding Deluge tasks are now obsolete. Refer to this announcement for more details. To integrate your Creator apps with Zoho Desk:
    1. Add a Zoho OAuth connection to your account with the required Zoho Desk scopes.
    2. Use Zoho Desk's REST APIs and new Deluge tasks in your workflows.

Improvements


Sept 6, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 5.18 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available:
    • In pages, displaying background image and overlay color for panel columns is now supported
    • In map reports, displaying custom pin styles is now supported

Sept 4, 2019

Improvements

  • Zoho Creator 5 is now available for new Developer signups

Sept 2, 2019

Improvements

  • You can now create custom pin styles for map reports. Learn how
  • Version 5.6.8 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for Android is now available:
    • In pages, displaying background image and overlay color for panel columns is now supported
    • In map reports, displaying custom pin styles is now supported

Aug 29, 2019

Improvements

  • You can now set a background image and overlay color for the columns in your panels. Learn how
  • Following attributes are now supported for the <pc> ZML tag: bgtype, bgImagePosition, bgImageRepeat, bgHorizontalAlign, bgVerticalAlign, bgImage, overlayColor

Aug 21, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 5.6.6 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for Android is now available:
    • App shortcuts are now supported. Go to the Applications screen then long press on an app to add its shortcut to your device’s home screen.
    • Capturing Added Location during offline form submission is now supported.
    • Fixes with regard to execution of workflows have been introduced.

  • Version 5.16.2 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available:
    • Capturing Added Location during offline form submission is now supported.
    • Few security updates and bug fixes have been introduced.

Aug 14, 2019

Improvements

  • The Groups page under Account Setup has been revamped. Accounts using Zoho Creator 5, refer to this page; other accounts, refer to this page.

Aug 12, 2019

Improvements

  • Currency field now supports Mongolia Tugrik - currency code MNT and currency symbol

Aug 9, 2019

Bug fixes / Changes

  • We’ve fixed the behavior of how the choices in drop down, radio, multi select, and checkbox fields will be displayed and stored when the app is localized:
    • When your users add and edit records, they’ll see the translated values in these fields
    • So far, when users selected a choice and created/updated a record, the translated values were being stored in these fields. Hereafter the value that you have defined in the form builder will be stored instead. It’s recommend that you update the records in your apps and ensure that the original choice values are stored in these fields.
    • Your users will see the original values (the ones you’ve defined in the form builder) in reports, pages, Deluge task and API responses, emails.

Aug 7, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 5.16 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available:
    • Protect your data by securing app access using Face ID, Touch ID or passcode authentication. Go to Settings > App Lock.
    • Dynamically inserting rows of data in subforms is now supported.
    • Reports now support displaying formula field data as plain text.
    • Forms UI has been enhanced for iPad.
    • Rendering iframe in Pages has been refactored.

Aug 2, 2019

Improvements

  • Accounts using Zoho Creator 5 can now make use of Zia-powered smart data import capabilities while creating forms as well. Notably, the new import interface also allows:
    • Establishing relationships, via lookup field, between the to-be created forms and forms that exist in your app
    • Enabling the No duplicate values and Mandatory field properties
  • When formula field's data type is string, you'll get to set value for formula field's Display format in reports property. Learn more
    • It'll be set with the value HTML for all existing formula fields
    • It'll be set with the value Plain text for formula fields that you add hereafter
    • It'll be set with the value Plain text whenever the formula field's data type changes to string

Aug 1, 2019

Improvements

  • Introducing new Deluge tasks to enable you to dynamically insert and clear subform data:

Jul 31, 2019

Bug fixes


Jul 23, 2019

Bug fixes

  • With regard to Creator's REST APIs, you can now directly pass an ID value to the integration field. So far it required the value in the JSON format.

Jul 22, 2019

Improvements

Bug fixes / Changes

  • Accounts that aren't using Zoho Creator 5 and moved to a Zoho One subscription, will no longer have access to the Invite tab as given here. Sharing apps will have to be done from the Zoho One Admin Panel.

Jul 18, 2019

Improvements


Jul 16, 2019

Improvements

  • Introducing the Collection data type. Accounts using Zoho Creator 5 or New UI can now declare variables of this type. These variables can be manipulated using built-in functions.

Jul 12, 2019

Improvements

  • Connecting your account with Razorpay will now follow the OAuth standard.

Bug fixes


Jul 10, 2019

Improvements

  • The placeholder text in the currency field will now contain the hash character (#) instead of numbers. It's there in place to indicate the display format in which users can enter data.
  • Version 3.0 of the Zoho Creator Customer Portal app is now available:
    • We've updated our app icon to match our new logo
    • In devices using iOS 12 and later, you can now setup Siri Shortcuts from the Settings screen and have Siri launch app components for you
    • State restoration is now supported. When you return to your app after iOS suspended it, you’ll be taken to the last screen you accessed. Alternatively, you can return to your app’s home screen upon restoration by choosing so from Settings.
    • Reports now support displaying location data as geo coordinates in decimal and DNS notations
    • Minor bug-fixes have been introduced


Jul 3, 2019

Improvements

  • You can now set a Display format for the currency fields in your forms. Learn more

Changes

  • In accounts not using Zoho Creator 5, we have deprecated the Deluge script builder. The Free-flow scripting mode will continue to be available.

Jun 28, 2019

Improvements / Changes

  • The last updated date-time value in audit trail will now be shown in the 12-hour format. It was being shown in the 24-hour format.

Jun 26, 2019

Improvements

  • OAuth-based Deluge tasks for integrating with Zoho Desk, are now supported. Refer to this page to learn about them.

Jun 25, 2019

  • In the Recents screen of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for Android, you can now swipe to left on a component to open it in the corresponding app. Update to version 5.6.2 for this.

Jun 24, 2019

Bug fixes / Changes


Jun 19, 2019

Bug fixes

  • When accessed from mobile browsers, updating signature wasn't working as expected.

Jun 17, 2019

Improvements

  • You can now enable a right-to-left (RTL) layout for your apps when you localize them to Arabic, Azerbaijani, Hebrew, Urdu, Yiddish, and Persian. Learn more

Improvements / Changes

  • To better cater to location-based services:
    • We've deprecated the Address Line 1 and Address Line 2 subfields from the Added Location and Modified Location system fields.
    • This change will not affect the existing data and workflows that refer to these subfields. However, address line 1 and address line 2 data will not be collected in location-enabled forms.
    • Similar to the Address field, you'll be able to set Display Option for the Added Location and Modified Location fields in reports. Learn more

Jun 15, 2019

Improvements

  • We've added the ZohoWriter.Merge.ALL scope to the Zoho OAuth connection.
  • Version 5.15 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available:
    • The forms, reports, and pages in your apps will now appear in your iOS device’s Search results. You’ll need to access your apps once for Search to read the components they contain.
    • In the Recents screen, you can now swipe to left on a component to open it in the corresponding app.

Jun 7, 2019

Bug fixes

  • When accessed from mobile apps, the choices sported by the drop down, radio, checkbox, and multi select fields were not being localized.

Jun 3, 2019

Improvements

  • We've introduced customizations with regard to the columns displayed by kanban reports:
    • You can now hide the Empty column in kanban reports. You can set a custom label for it when you choose to show it.
    • You can now show/hide the Deleted Value Column
    • You can now apply a filter and make your kanban reports display select columns

May 30, 2019

Improvements / Changes

  • In reports, your users can now search for data in the name and address fields using their subfields.
  • You can configure a predefined sorting for the reports in your apps using the name and address subfields. Learn more
  • We've re-adjusted the address field to better cater to the requirements of location-based services:
    • Its Search and auto-complete field property has been deprecated
    • Its Use map to select address field property has been deprecated
    • The Capture geo coordinates field property has been introduced. Learn more
      • This will use the physical address typed by your user and immediately fetch its geo coordinates using the map service
      • This property has been enabled for all existing address fields and will come auto-enabled for address fields that you add henceforth
      • Geo coordinates of existing addresses, if not already captured, will be captured when users edit those records.
    • The Adjust location on map field property has been introduced. This will display the address's geo coordinates and allow users to adjust its location in a map. Learn more
    • Display Option has been introduced in report layouts. Learn more

May 29, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 5.6 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for Android is now available.

May 28, 2019

Improvements

  • We've enabled tab indexing in Zoho Creator 5. You can now use the Tab key to navigate through:
    • The options in your app's settings page
    • The Form Properties and Field Properties​ panes inside the form builder
    • The Action Types when you add actions in a workflow

Changes

  • We've deprecated the Regenerate button in pivot reports for shared users.

May 27, 2019

Improvements


May 23, 2019

Improvements / Changes

  • The UI w.r.t. configuring and accessing pivot charts and pivot tables has been enhanced. Notably:
    • W.r.t. accessing these reports, the Refresh button now has a greater emphasis and the Export button now sports an icon
    • In the report builder, the More Charts button now sports an icon and the legends sport an easier color picker

May 22, 2019

Changes

  • With regard to Zoho CRM retiring support for their v1.0 APIs, we've switched to their v2 API for the following:
    • Forms for Zoho CRM modules: Your users will be able to submit data to only those modules that your Zoho CRM subscription allows. This also applies to accessing the list reports for CRM modules — your users will be able view data in these reports as long as your CRM subscription allows it.
    • Zoho CRM field and integration fields that display data from Zoho CRM: Your users will be able view data in these fields only when your Zoho CRM subscription allows accessing the target module.
    • Zoho CRM integration task: This task will add a record in the target module only when your Zoho CRM subscription allows it.
  • When a form’s section displays only a notes field, that notes field will not be subject to the first column’s width. Such a notes field will instead have access to the form’s entire width. Learn more about multi-column layouts

May 17, 2019

Bug fixes / Changes

  • New signups now have the following error handling in place: Email addresses that belong to the account owner's domain and account's users' domains cannot be added as customers

May 16, 2019

Improvements / Changes

  • When users access the login, signup, and reset password pages of rebranded portals from mobile devices, the sections/columns in these pages will be displayed one after the other.

May 15, 2019

Changes

  • "response" has been added as a reserved word w.r.t. Field link name property.

Bug fixes


May 14, 2019

Improvements

  • Introducing Gauge — the element in pages that enables a visual indication of the progress towards a goal/KPI. Learn more

May 9, 2019

Bug fixes

  • Fixed few edge cases with regard to publishing changes from sandbox.

April 29, 2019

Improvements

  • You can now launch the Zia Search interface using keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl + / in Windows, and Command-/ (⌘ + /) in Mac. These will work while you're accessing your Creator account's home page and while you're editing your apps.

April 25, 2019

Bug fixes

  • When custom print template's in use, printing a record as PDF from mobile device was not including the image present in the print template's header and footer.

April 24, 2019

Improvements

  • Introducing the Panel Builder — the point-and-click interface for customizing panels. With this, you'll be able to easily add to your page panels that sport multiple elements. Refer to this page to learn about the panel builder. Here's a video for a quick look at it:


April 17, 2019

Improvements


April 14, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 5.14 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS brings you the following:
    • Ability to setup Siri Shortcuts from the Settings screen and have Siri launch app components for you.
    • Uniformity across web browsers and iOS devices w.r.t. icon and font sizes in pages.

April 12, 2019

Improvements


April 3, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 5.13 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS updates the app icon to match our new logo.

     


April 2, 2019

Improvements

  • Email management feature is available in Zoho Creator 5:
    • You'll be able to manage the verified email addresses in your account from the Sender Email tab.
    • You'll be able to authenticate the emails sent from your apps, prevent them from being marked as spam, by authentication your domain using Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM).
  • You can now enable Domain Restriction in your app. Accounts using Zoho Creator 5, refer to introduction and configure pages. Other accounts, refer to this page.
  • Say hello to our new logo! Read this blog to know the story behind our new brand identity.

Changes

  • Signups after today will not have the option to Switch to old version.

Bug fixes

  • When custom record templates are used in accounts using New UI and accounts using Zoho Creator 5, field labels were in the detail view were not being translated.

March 27, 2019

Improvements / Changes

  • The functionality of the View underlying data property of pivot charts has been extended. It will also enable your users to drill down the data points in the chart and view the underlying data points as a new chart. For clarity:
    • In accounts using Zoho Creator 5, this property has been renamed as Allow user to drill down and view underlying data​.
    • In accounts using New UI, this property has been renamed as Drill down and view underlying data​.

Bug fixes / Changes

  • Field-level permissions weren't being strictly enforced when your users viewed related data — data fetched via lookup and subform fields. Now:
    • While accessing reports, users will be able to view only those fields from the related form that they have permission for.
    • While accessing the detail view of reports, users will be able to view a related data block only when they have permission to view data in the corresponding form. Also, they'll be able to view only those fields of the related form that they have permission for.

March 21, 2019

Improvements / Changes

  • Introducing Zia-powered smart data import capabilities for creating applications in accounts using Zoho Creator 5.
    Forum post  |  Help document 

March 20, 2019

Improvements

  • Your Zoho Creator account's Home page has been revamped:
    • Accounts using Zoho Creator 5 will now be able to filter apps by workspace from their home page
    • The home pages of all other accounts have received a major revamp. Learn more

March 18, 2019

Changes

  • In new signups, two choices with the same value and letter case will not be allowed in drop down, radio, multi select, and checkbox fields. For example, you will not be allowed to have "Open" and "open" (case difference in "o") as choices in the same field. Choices with the same value were being permitted when they had at least one difference in their letter case.

Bug fixes


March 15, 2019

Improvements

  • While accessing ZML based pages from web browsers and mobile devices, elements related to form will now automatically be refreshed when users add, edit, and delete records. Things to note:
    • The elements that will be refreshed are panels, charts, reports (except pivot reports).
    • The create, update, and delete operations must happen from the same window. In other words, the corresponding form or its report must be embedded in that page. Opening the form (from the page) in a pop-up or new window will not auto-refresh the related elements in that page.

Bug fixes

  • While accessing spreadsheet reports in accounts using New UI and accounts using Zoho Creator 5, saving the changes made to a column's width was not working as expected.
  • While accessing ZML pages in a pop-up window, users weren’t able to see the record count when they hovered over a chart.

March 14, 2019

Improvements

  • randomNumber() is now available for accounts using Zoho Creator 5 (learn more) and accounts using New UI (learn more).

Bug fixes

  • In accounts using New UI and accounts using Zoho Creator 5, lookup field's filter was not being applied when users accessed quick filters that were based on those lookup fields.
  • Importing data wasn't working as expected when the uploaded file contained more than ten sheets in it.

March 9, 2019

Bug fixes

  • When passed with mismatched key-value pairs, the view records REST API was giving an incomplete XML response.

March 8, 2019

Bug fixes

  • In accounts using Zoho Creator 5, when page parameter is set with a value that contains a special character, printing that page as PDF was rendering a blank PDF.
  • Upon printing the report as summary in accounts using New UI and accounts using Zoho Creator 5, the report's overall summary was overlapping the sumarry of records.

March 1, 2019

Improvements

Bug fixes / Changes

  • When a lookup field displays data from another app, customers will not be allowed to add new entries in the looked-up form. They will instead be shown a message. Reason: Customer portal is meant to give your customers a restricted access to your app. Therefore, while accessing portal, entering data in to another app via a lookup field is not allowed.

February 28, 2019

Improvements

  • In accounts using Zoho Creator 5, two new themes (the eighth and ninth) have been introduced with regard to accessing apps from web browsers:
    • Both themes list sections on the left, with a section's icon placed above its title
    • The eighth theme sports a separate column to show the components (forms, reports, and pages) within a section and the ninth one shows the components when you hover over the section
    • Based on the color applied to these themes, the sections, app's icon, and app's header will undergo subtle UI changes

Bug fixes


February 27, 2019

Improvements / Changes

  • To improve usability, the style toolbar atop the panel builder has been remodelled as the Style tab on the right, next to the Display and Action tabs.

Bug fixes

  • Printing relationship diagram was not working as expected.
  • Gallery apps installed in the last 7 days were uneditable. We’ve fixed this — you can now edit them.

February 26, 2019

Bug fixes

  • When two or more functions were calling each other, the per-call Deluge statement execution limit (as per the account's subscription) was not being enforced.
  • When emojis were copy-pasted in rich text fields, the emojis and succeeding text were being truncated upon form submission. As the rich text field does not support emojis, each emoji will be replaced by a question mark (?) and the remaining text will be submitted.

February 25, 2019

Improvements

  • When section labels are customized for phone and tablet, managing device-specific localization is now supported. Learn more

Bug fixes / Changes

  • With regard to importing records from reports when dropdown, radio, and lookup fields are present:
    • Dropdown and radio fields will accept new values (i.e., values that are not predefined choices) when their Allow Other Choice property is enabled
    • Lookup fields will accept new values (i.e., values that are not present in the looked-up form) when their Allow new entries property is enabled
    • Record import will fail when the above said are not met. The import summary will include reasons for such failures.
  • With regard to uploaded files in file upload, image, audio, and video fields in accounts using New UI and accounts using Zoho Creator 5:
    • The file's name can contain up to 150 characters. The file's name will automatically be trimmed when it exceeds this limit.
    • Special characters, including whitespaces and excluding hyphen (-), will be replaced by underscore ( _ )

February 20, 2019

Bug fixes

  • Accounts using New UI and accounts using Zoho Creator 5 can now save the column widths they set while accessing spreadsheet reports. This ability will be available to users of an app who have the permission to edit it.
  • When name and address data from a related form was being displayed in a report or record summary, exporting the report or record as a PDF and attaching the record summary as a PDF in email was not working as expected.

February 19, 2019

Improvements

  • The following apps have been added to Zoho Creator 5's app gallery: Hotel Management, Facilities Management, Business Finance Tracker, Property Maintenance Tracker, Approval Management, Employee Emergency Check-In, Site Inspector, Incident Tracker, Conference Room Booking, and Personal Finance Tracker.

February 14, 2019

Improvements

  • With regard to panel actions, you can now map static values to the arguments of custom functions.

Bug fixes

  • Few edge cases with regard to application of field-level permissions, defined in permission sets, were fixed.

February 13, 2019

Improvements

  • Accounts using Zoho Creator 5 now have a new UI for the Integration field:
    • Searching for data will be easier. Learn more
    • Hereafter you can set at most three display fields. Existing integration fields that have more than three display fields will work as is.

Bug fixes

  • Few edge cases with regard to printing and exporting pages were fixed.

February 11, 2019

Improvements

  • Accounts using Zoho Creator 5 now have the ability to execute custom actions (in reports) after getting a confirmation from the users. Learn more
  • Version 5.12 of the Zoho Creator native mobile app for iOS is now available.

Bug fixes

  • In accounts using Zoho Creator 5, users were unable to access reports where the report filter contained built-in functions operating on date or date-time field.

February 8, 2019

Improvements

  • Accounts using Zoho Creator 5 can now add a Zoho OAuth connection from their Account Setup.
  • For accounts using Zoho Creator 5, we've brought interactivity in the reference-listing popups that appear during the following. ​Learn more 
    • Deleting fields, forms, reports, pages, and apps
    • Disabling the Capture location and Capture IP address form properties
    • Enabling and disabling the Encrypt data field property

February 7, 2019

Improvements / Changes

  • Navigation in calendar and timeline reports, when accessed from web browsers, has been improved. ​Learn more 
    • View-specific pickers have been introduced
    • Existing navigation buttons have been rearranged
  • Currency field now supports Chilean Unidad de Fomento - currency code CLF and currency symbol UF

Bug fixes

  • The On Click of a Record action in the kanban report was not being executed when users clicked on images in the records.

February 5, 2019

Bug fixes

  • Adding a record from the Week view of calendar and timeline reports was taking user to the first week of that month. They will now be taken to the week from which the record was added.

Changes

  • Custom column widths were not being saved in reports created by shared users. Hereafter they will not be shown the option to save changes when they change column width in a report.

January 31, 2019

Bug fixes

  • Setting value via Deluge script for a users field that displays customers, wasn’t working as expected

January 30, 2019

Bug fixes


January 29, 2019

Bug fixes

  • Accounts using Zoho Creator 5 had orientation issues while printing and exporting a record

January 24, 2019

Changes

  • We are deprecating the script builder:
    • It will be deprecated at the end of Mar-2019
    • Workflows built using the script builder can be edited from the Free-flow scripting mode
    • In case you wish to use the script builder till the end of March, 2019, send an email to support@zohocreator.com

Bug fixes

  • Unable to save Deluge script when distinct() is applied on multi select or checkbox fields
  • While searching for data from web browsers: Search terms entered against choice fields (such as drop down and radio) were not being retained in the search window

January 23, 2019

Bug fixes

  • Names of months and days in the date and date-time pickers will be translated when the app’s date format displays only numbers, such as mm-dd-yyyy (01-23-2019) or dd-mm-yyyy (23-01-2019). This translation won't happen when your app's date format is alpha-numeric, such as dd-mmm-yyyy (23-Jan-2019) or dd mmmm yy (23 January 2019).

January 19, 2019

Bug fixes

  • Unable to save send mail task when the FROM address is zoho.adminuserid and includes an alias. For example:
    sendmail
    ​[
       from : "Jason <" + zoho.adminuserid + ">"
       to : input.Email_Address
       subject : "Subject"
       message : "Message"
    ]

January 14, 2019

Bug fixes

  • Capturing an image via the device’s camera while accessing from a web browser, was not working as expected

January 11, 2019

Bug fixes

  • Record templates were not being duplicated upon form duplication
  • Changing map report's Based on field was not working as expected. Refer to step six in this page.
  • Accessing map reports from Firefox 64.0 was not working as expected
  • Your Creator account's Home was temporarily unaccessible

January 9, 2019

Bug fixes

  • Open URL tasks were not being executed in the On Delete workflow blocks of forms

January 8, 2019

Bug fixes

  • The combination of emboldening, italicizing, and underlining content in record templates was not being rendered as expected

January 2, 2019

Bug fixes


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