Release Notes | Zoho Creator

Release Notes

September 17, 2020

Improvements

Version 5.24 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces the following:

  • You can now enter formatted text in the rich text fields using their preconfigured styling options
  • Accessing and managing offline components just got a whole lot better!
    • Navigate to Settings > Offline Components
    • Add the forms and list reports that you want to access offline
    • Offline components will automatically sync every 24 hours from their last synced time
    • Manually syncing components is also supported
    • Lookup fields that have dynamic filters are now available offline


September 16, 2020

Improvements

  • You can now export up to 100,000 user and customer email addresses from your application's Settings.

September 14, 2020

Improvements

  • Introducing the API access permission for users!
    • It determines if the users—associated with a permission set—are allowed to use your Creator application's APIs.
    • It is enabled by default. You'll have to disable it if required.
    • When disabled, the Creator APIs will respond with the status code 1130 and message "You do not have permission to access this application's APIs. Please check with the application admin.".


September 11, 2020

Improvements

  • v2 API based Creator integration Deluge tasks are now available! The existing v1 API-based Creator integration tasks have been restructured from zoho.creator.{action} to zoho.creator.v1.{action}.
  • The ZohoShowtime.talkapi.CREATE and ZohoShowtime.talkapi.UPDATE scopes are now available in the Zoho OAuth connection.

September 10, 2020

Improvements

  • You can now opt to create functions when you add workflows to your applications:


September 8, 2020

Improvements

  • We've upgraded a security framework that's used across our platform.
  • You'll now see the user and customer count in your application's Settings. For example:


September 7, 2020

Changes

  • For accounts created before March 10, 2017, we are in the process of deprecating the Default SMS connection:
    • From today, the default connection will not be available for new SMS configurations. Refer to this page if you're using Creator 5, else refer to this page.
    • After September 30th, 2020, existing SMS actions that use this default connection, and the zoho.sms.send Deluge task, will also stop working. We recommend that you check and update your SMS configurations.

September 3, 2020

Bug fixes

  • The reload Deluge task was not being executed when it was immediately followed by a user-defined function.

September 2, 2020

Improvements

  • We've upgraded a security framework that's used across our platform.

September 1, 2020

Improvements

  • Now when you delete an application in Creator 5, you'll also be prompted if any of its functions have been used in another application's pages or workflows.
  • You'll now be allowed to delete a record template only when it's not used anywhere. While deleting a record template, you'll be prompted with the places its used. For example:
  • You can now associate a record template with your report's detail view! The corresponding form's record templates will be listed in the Layout tab under your report's Detail View:


August 26, 2020

Improvements

  • Introducing the translate task in Deluge! It translates the input text to the specified language.
  • Version 5.23.11 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces the following:
    • All ZML based pages will now be cached each time you access them. This'll improve their usability during your subsequent visits.
    • Several minor bug fixes


August 24, 2020

Improvements

  • Creator is now integrated with Zoho Directory! ZD enables you to govern your Creator applications better by allowing you to:
    • Define security policies, which consist of password policies, allowed IP addresses, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and web session management
    • Enable single sign-on (SSO) for your Creator applications by delegating user authentication to an identity provider (IdP) that supports SAML
    • Connect with your organization's Active Directory or LDAP server for managing users

August 21, 2020

Improvements


August 20, 2020

Changes

Improvements


August 18, 2020

Improvements

  • You can now configure published pages to display published components inside them:
    • Now when you publish a page, you'll also get to publish the components inside it
    • After publishing the required components, you'll have to edit your page, select the required form, report, and search elements, and then toggle their Allow public access option to Yes

August 17, 2020

Improvements

  • Version 6.1.9 of the Zoho Creator Android app introduces the following:
    • Accessing and managing offline components just got a whole lot better! Navigate to Settings > Offline Components.
    • Lookup fields that have dynamic filters are now available offline.
    • You can now switch to the Satellite, Hybrid, and Terrain views while accessing map reports.
    • To improve their usability, all reports except pivot charts and pivot tables will now be cached each time you access them.
    • We’ve updated the framework that’s responsible for opening URLs and app components.

  • Version 6.1.9 of the Zoho Creator Portal Android app introduces the following:
    • Accessing and managing offline components just got a whole lot better! Navigate to Settings > Offline Components.
    • Lookup fields that have dynamic filters are now available offline.
    • You can now switch to the Satellite, Hybrid, and Terrain views while accessing map reports.
    • To improve their usability, all reports except pivot charts and pivot tables will now be cached each time you access them.
    • We’ve updated the framework that’s responsible for opening URLs and app components.

August 14, 2020

Improvements

  • We've updated our phone number library.

August 12, 2020

Improvements

  • Introducing the app language identification task!
    • This Deluge task returns the language in which the logged-in user is accessing your application. You can use this information to further localize your apps.
    • For example, you can store the translations for notes and the messages for email and alert tasks in a form, find out the language in which the logged-in user is accessing your application, then show them the required content.
  • A Student Admission Management application has been added to Zoho Creator's App Deck. You can install it from the gallery.


August 11, 2020

Improvements / Changes

  • With regard to upgrading all accounts to Creator 5, we've done the following:
    • For the accounts that were using Creator 5 and did not have any payment-collecting forms, we've revoked the Switch to old version ability and enabled the option to update to the new form workflows.
    • For the accounts that have a maximum of two users, we've enabled the Try New Version option in the edit modes of their applications.

August 10, 2020

Improvements

  • So far, applications that were configured to Let the user choose their preferred language would be shown in English until the user-selected one of the other languages. We've now enabled you to customize this aspect of localization via the Default Language Choice:


August 3, 2020

Improvements

  • Now while accessing a report from a web browser and PWA, the quick filter menu will span a fixed height. So far it used to span across the report's height, making it difficult to see the other available filters.
  • You can now hide the Reset and Cancel buttons in your forms. Perform this customization from the Form Properties pane:


July 30, 2020

Improvements

  • The image field, when configured to accept a URL input, will now only accept a URL that starts with http or https

Changes

  • For performance reasons, we've now restricted the navigation from one detail view to another (enabled by the Link to view property of lookup and subform fields) to up to six levels.

July 28, 2020

Improvements

Bug fixes

  • The getJSON function now supports returning values of type list and key-value collection. So far, these types of values were being returned as text.
  • We've introduced several fixes for using the name and address fields in pivot tables and pivot charts

July 27, 2020

Improvements

  • We've updated our framework for exporting a record as PDF. With this update:
    • The table and subform headers will now be repeated on all the pages that display the table or subform content
    • CSS-based page breaks are now supported
    • An output PDF's size may increase when the content contains images

July 24, 2020

Bug fixes / Security fixes

  • Published components that were configured to be served from creator.zoho.com have now been redirected to creator.zohopublic.com
    • This redirection is DC-specific. For example, the said components for the EU DC accounts have been redirected to creator.zohopublic.eu
    • Consequently, the system variables zoho.loginuser and zoho.loginuserid will now return Public and null in these components, respectively

Improvements

  • The invokeUrl task now supports directly attaching the media present in the file upload, image, audio, video, and signature fields
  • The sendmail task now also accepts a list variable for its attachment parameter. This is an additional way in which you can include multiple attachments in the email.

July 23, 2020

Bug fixes


July 22, 2020

Improvements


July 15, 2020

Improvements

  • Introducing Cloud Functions!
    • You can now code application logic using Java and Node.js. Learn more
    • Availability: This feature is now available for the accounts in Zoho's US DC that own a Premium or above subscription from Creator's latest pricing. We'll be phasing it in for the accounts in other DCs.

July 14, 2020

Changes

  • The invokeUrl task will now return only those files that do not exceed 5 MB

Improvements

  • The isBlank(), isDate(), isNull(), isNumber(), and isText() Deluge functions now support the following syntax as well:
    <expression>.<function>
    // For example:
       "".isBlank()  // will return true
       '14-Jul-2020'.isDate()  // will return true
  • The isEmpty() and daysBetween Deluge functions now support the following syntax as well:
    <function>(<expression>)
    // For example:
       isEmpty("Zoho Creator")  // will return false
       daysBetween('01-Jul-2020', '14-Jul-2020')  // will return 13
  • Version 6.1.7 of the Zoho Creator Portal Android app brings to you fixes for the execution of workflows, displaying images in custom layouts of list reports, and rendering IFrames in pages.


July 13, 2020

Improvements

  • You can now export the user and customer email addresses from your application's Settings.

July 10, 2020

Changes

  • For performance reasons, you can now edit a maximum of 1,000 records at a time while accessing reports. This concerns the accounts using Creator 5 or New UI.

July 8, 2020

Improvements

  • We've introduced the following input validations:
    • The name of a group, role, permission set, profile or data sharing rule can now include the following special characters: hyphen (-) underscore (_), asterisk (*), at (@), backslash (\), forward slash (/), exclamation mark (!), colon (:), pipe (|), tilde (~), and ampersand (&)
    • The description of a group, role, permission set, or profile can now include the following special characters: hyphen (-) underscore (_), asterisk (*), at (@), backslash (\), forward slash (/), exclamation mark (!), colon (:), pipe (|), tilde (~), ampersand (&), parentheses (), period (.) and comma (,)

Bug fixes

  • Calendar reports embedded in pages—with height as Auto—were not making optimum use of the height available to them in the pages, and were thus displaying multiple scrollbars. We've now fixed this.

July 3, 2020

Improvements

  • Downloading a Zoho Creator application as a rebranded mobile app is now available for accounts belonging to Zoho's CN data center (.com.cn)

July 2, 2020

Bug fixes / Security fixes

  • We've updated the behavior of the following system variables in public components:
    • zoho.loginuser will now return Public instead of the logged-in user's username
    • zoho.loginuserid will now return null instead of the logged-in user's email address
    • Refer to this post to learn more

Improvements


July 1, 2020

Changes / Bug fixes

  • We've restricted the creation of bidirectional relationships that use a subform in one form and a multi-select lookup field in the other form. Please note that you can still create bidirectional relationships with the following combinations:
    • A lookup field in the two related forms
    • A subform field in one form and a single-select lookup field in the other

Improvements

  • We've improved the UI for adding lookup fields to your form

June 30, 2020

Improvements

  • The ZohoCliq.Messages.READ scope is now available in the Zoho OAuth connection
  • Version 6.1.7 of the Zoho Creator Android app brings to you fixes for the execution of workflows, displaying images in custom layouts of list reports, and rendering IFrames in pages.


June 26, 2020

Improvements


June 24, 2020

Bug fixes

  • Images were not being displayed as expected in the list report's custom quick view layouts
  • When a print template was applied, the decision box field's display values for true and false weren't shown as expected in the printed record
  • List reports embedded in pages, with height set to Auto, were not being rendered as expected

Improvements

  • The ZohoProjects.search.READ scope is now available in the Zoho OAuth connection

June 22, 2020

Improvements

  • The subform header will now be frozen when you access from a web browser, except when the main form is embedded in a page.

June 19, 2020

Improvements


June 17, 2020

Bug fixes

  • Execution of the assign profile to user Deluge task in Creator wasn't working as expected for Zoho One accounts

June 15, 2020

Changes

  • We're restricting the usage of formula fields in the expression of other formula fields. This update will affect the existing formula fields only when they're edited.

June 13, 2020

Improvements

  • Version 5.23.4 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces the following:
    • You can now switch to the Satellite and Hybrid views while accessing map reports
    • Several minor bug fixes


June 12, 2020

Improvements

  • Analyze your Creator application data in Power BI! A Zoho Creator connector (Beta) was recently launched for Power BI Desktop. It can pull the data from all reports in your Creator applications except pivot tables and pivot charts. Learn more
  • The currency field now supports Aruban Florin — currency code AWG and currency symbol Afl
  • Version 6.1.5 of the Zoho Creator Android app brings you fixes for the right-to-left (RTL) app layout, opening URLs, and exporting records as PDF

Bug fixes


June 10, 2020

Improvements

  • The ZohoInventory.inventoryadjustments.UPDATE scope is now available in the Zoho OAuth connection

June 9, 2020

Improvements

  • Record comments will now be included when you backup and restore applications

June 8, 2020

Improvements


June 2, 2020

Improvements

  • Zoho Expense scopes are now available in the Zoho OAuth connection
  • A Laundry Management application has been added to Zoho Creator's App Deck. You can install it from the gallery.


June 1, 2020

Improvements

  • You can now start moving your applications to the new form workflows:
    • This is applicable to accounts that do not have the option to switch to the previous version of Creator
    • Create a new app to experience the feel of the new form workflows
    • Navigate to your account's updates page, click Choose apps to update, then update the required apps
    • After June 30, 2020, we will start moving your apps to the new form workflows in phases

May 29, 2020

Improvements

  • The Satellite and Street views are now available when you access maps from web browsers:
    • The existing view has been named Basic
    • When your users access the map to adjust location, they'll be allowed to switch to the Street view
    • When your users access your map reports, they'll be allowed to switch to the Satellite and the Street views

May 28, 2020

Improvements

  • Introducing federated login support for customer portal! You can now delegate customer authentication to Google and Facebook.

May 27, 2020

Bug fixes

Improvements

  • A Workplace Safety Management application has been added to Zoho Creator's App Deck. You can install it from the gallery.


May 26, 2020

Bug fixes

  • Version 5.23.2 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces fixes for app localization, opening URLs, and exporting records as PDF.


May 25, 2020

Improvements

  • The following Creator URLs will be unfurled when they are posted as a message in Cliq. Your company logo will be shown if you've uploaded it.
    Zoho Creator URLIts unfurled appearance in Cliq
    The URL of an application, for example:
    https://app.zohocreator.com/jason18/zylker-auto

    Zylker Auto is the application name
    The URL of the login, signup, or reset password pages of an application's customer portal, only when it's based on a default domain. For example:
    https://zylker.zohocreatorportal.com
    The URL of a form, report, or page. For example:
    https://app.zohocreator.com/jason18/zylker-auto/#Form:Orders

    Zylker Auto is the application name and All Customers is a report in it
    The publish URL or embed code of a form, report, or page. For example:
    https://creator.zohopublic.com/jason18/zylker-auto/form-perma/Orders/2900vYrN5xxxxxxxxYNYPrugQMBx
    The Design page of a form, report, or page. For example:
    https://creator.zoho.com/appbuilder/jason18/zylker-auto/formbuilder/Orders/edit
    The Setup, Home, and Subscription pages of your Creator account. For example:
    https://creator.zoho.com/userhome/jason18/dashboard/setup

May 21, 2020

Improvements

  • You can now set a background image for the panel columns and the search elements using a Web link—the URL of an image that's publicly accessible on the Web

May 19, 2020

Improvements

  • The record template builder now allows you to set a comma or a new line as the delimiter for the choices present in the multi select, checkbox, and lookup (multi-select) fields.

May 18, 2020

Improvements

  • Version 6.1.4 of the Zoho Creator Portal Android app introduces the following:
    • We've improved the user experience with regard to selecting the preset input choices in the name, phone, address, radio, dropdown, multi select, checkbox, lookup, users, and integration fields
    • You'll now see the Export PDF option in the detail view when a print template has been configured for the report
    • While entering data, a spinner will appear to indicate the execution of workflow actions associated with that field
    • Rendering rich text in the ZML snippets on your pages is now supported
    • Several minor bug fixes

  • Version 3.3.3 of the Customer Portal - Zoho Creator iOS app introduces the following:
    • Support for rendering rich text in the ZML snippets on your pages
    • Several minor bug fixes


May 16, 2020

Improvements

  • Introducing the layout designer for quick view! You can now create custom card-like layouts for displaying the records in the quick view of your list reports.
    • To unify layout configuration for the predefined and custom layouts, the field properties will now appear left-right
    • The Display tab of the designer will display the field properties such as display name, display values
    • The Style tab will allow you to define conditional formatting
    • The card properties can be set using the display icon in the top-right corner of the designer

May 15, 2020

Bug fixes / Changes

  • The Zoho CRM module Potentials has been renamed to Deals:

May 14, 2020

Improvements

  • Introducing shared analytics! This feature provides a conducive method for your users to create reports while accessing your application from a web browser:
    • Users you permit to create new report will see the Reports section when they access your application
    • Users can create the following report types for forms they have access to: list, pivot table, and pivot chart
    • Users can share the reports they create with others. Actions that the other users can perform in these reports will be subject to their permissions in your app.

May 13, 2020

Improvements

  • Version 6.1.4 of the Zoho Creator Android app introduces the following:
    • Support for rendering rich text in the ZML snippets on your pages
    • Several minor bug fixes


May 11, 2020

Improvements

  • With regard to customizing the image field's properties:
    • We've included several more aspect ratios
    • We've grouped all the mobile-specific properties under the Mobile Properties section

Bug fixes


May 10, 2020

Improvements

  • Version 5.23 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces the following:
    • Support for the right-to-left (RTL) application layout
    • Support for rendering rich text in the ZML snippets on your pages
    • Improvements with regard to scanning QR codes and barcodes
    • Optimizations to accessing the detail view in reports
    • Several minor bug fixes


May 5, 2020

Improvements

  • Version 6.1.3 of the Zoho Creator Android app introduces the following:
    • We’ve improved the user experience with regard to selecting the preset input choices in the following fields: name, phone, address, radio, dropdown, multi select, checkbox, lookup, users, and integration
    • You'll now see the Export PDF option in the detail view when a print template has been configured for the report
    • While entering data, a spinner will appear to indicate the execution of workflow actions associated with that field
    • Several minor bug fixes


April 30, 2020

Changes

  • Zoho Creator Plus is now Creator's Plus Edition. Learn more

April 28, 2020

Improvements

  • You can now make the <text> ZML tag display rich text by adding the attribute renderAsHtml='true'
  • We've improved the portal page designer. You can now:
    • Undo and redo up to ten changes
    • Set the width of the page elements as required
    • Drag and drop elements to the page more smoothly
    • Add a new element—Spacer—to your portal pages
    • More easily customize settings such as Size, Orientation, Padding, and Margin
    • Also, every page element will now behave like a section, and thus the section element has been removed from the Elements tab
    • Auto-save is now supported, and so we've removed the Save button from the builder

April 27, 2020

Improvements

  • Version 6.1.2 of the Zoho Creator Portal Android app introduces the support to render JavaScript widgets in pages.


April 25, 2020

Improvements

  • Version 3.3.2 of the Customer Portal - Zoho Creator iOS app introduces:
    • Support for rendering JavaScript widgets in pages
    • Several bug fixes and stability updates


April 24, 2020

Improvements

  • Version 5.22.9 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces the support to render JavaScript widgets in pages


April 23, 2020

Improvements

  • Introducing widgets! A widget in Zoho Creator is a dynamic JavaScript-based application:
    • You can embed widgets in your pages
    • You can make your widgets communicate with your Creator application using our JavaScript SDK
    • Here's a sample widget that lets you explore the methods available with our SDK
  • Version 6.1.2 of the Zoho Creator Android app introduces the support to render JavaScript widgets in pages

Bug fixes

  • Quick filters weren't visible in map reports when they were accessed from a PWA. We've now fixed this.

April 22, 2020

Improvements


April 16, 2020

Improvements

  • Deluge now has a logo! You can view it in Creator's Deluge script editor.


April 15, 2020

Improvements

  • Your applications will now load up to twice as fast in web browsers, as we've made improvements to the way the associated files (CSS, JS, etc.) are loaded and cached.

April 13, 2020

Improvements

Changes

  • When defining criteria to check if a time field is empty, you can now only use:
    • In the point-and-click criteria builder: time_field equals null
    • In the Deluge editor: input.time_field == null or variable_containing_time == null

April 10, 2020

Improvements

  • Zoho Assist scopes are now available in the Zoho OAuth connection
  • With regard to importing data to create an application or form, you can now:
    • View table-specific relationships in the Design tab using the View relationships of dropdown
    • Remove all or table-specific relationships in one go
    • Reset all table relationships to their original state
    • Import data from a file in your Zoho WorkDrive
    • Import up to 100 MB of data if your account is in Zoho's US DC

April 8, 2020

Improvements


April 7, 2020

Bug fixes

  • The old field value task wasn't working as expected for the name and address fields
  • Exporting a page as PDF wasn't working as expected

April 2, 2020

Improvements

  • The Show seconds property of the time and date-time fields now also dictates the visibility of the seconds part in reports.
  • We've improved the record template builder. It now allows you to:
    • Undo and redo up to ten changes
    • Set the width of a template element as required
    • Drag and drop elements to the template more smoothly
    • Also, every template element will now behave like a section, and thus the section element has been removed from the Elements tab
  • You no longer need to enclose the URL inside the anchor tag while setting the value for a URL field in the following. Passing the anchor tag will continue to work as-is.
    • The insert record task, or
    • The update record task in the On Success block of a workflow that is triggered when a record is created or edited

March 31, 2020

Improvements

  • You can now edit names and addresses in spreadsheet reports:
    • The expand (>>) and collapse (<<) icons will appear in the name and address column headers
    • Upon expanding, all subfields that you've enabled in the form will appear editable

March 27, 2020

Improvements

  • Reply-to addresses in the sendmail task can now also be given comma-separated
  • You can now use the following types of value when using the time field as criteria to fetch records:
    • A time value enclosed in single quotes or double quotes
    • A date-time value enclosed in single quotes in the 24-hour or 12-hour format (with AM/PM)
    • The zoho.currenttime system variable
    • A time field present in the same form
    • A time or date-time field present in a related form (related via a subform or lookup field)

March 23, 2020

Improvements

  • Inline alert is now listed as a task in the On Validate block's Deluge script editor

March 19, 2020

Improvements

  • New form workflows are now available for new signups. Learn more

March 18, 2020

Improvements

  • Version 3.3.1 of the Customer Portal - Zoho Creator iOS app introduces:
    • We’ve improved the user experience with regard to selecting the preset input choices in the following fields: name, phone, address, radio, dropdown, multi select, checkbox, lookup, users, and integration.
    • List reports will now be cached each time you access them. This’ll improve their usability during your subsequent visits.
    • Minor stability updates and bug fixes.


March 17, 2020

Improvements

  • Grammarly is now supported in our Rich Text Editor (RTE)

  • Other improvements introduced in our RTE, which you use while configuring email notifications and the add notes field, and while accessing the rich text field.
    • A new UI and new fonts: Calibri, Garamond, Narrow, and Wide
    • Fixed spacing, alignment, and numbering issues that would occur upon pasting formatted text in the RTE


March 16, 2020

Changes

  • For performance reasons, Creator’s edit and delete APIs will now be throttled such that they can process a maximum of 200 records per call.
    • The edit and delete API requests that do not contain process_until_limit=true will fail when there are more than 200 matching records.
    • Learn more at REST - edit and delete; XML RPC - edit and delete
  • We've deprecated Take a tour — the option to trigger a guided walkthrough of our platform. Users are recommended to explore our quick start guide and videos.

March 12, 2020

Improvements

  • A Gym Management application has been added to Zoho Creator's App Deck. You can install it from the gallery.


March 11, 2020

Changes

  • The Zoho CRM field will now display data from the CRM organization to which the Creator account owner belongs. So far, this field was displaying data from the logged-in user's CRM organization. This update concerns accounts that have migrated to Zoho Creator 5 and accounts that are using New UI.

Bug fixes

  • The distance between Zoho Maps integration task wasn't working as expected when the source and destination addresses were the same

Improvements

  • We've added a new group of templates—Inventories—to our record template gallery. You can use them while creating record templates.
  • The sendmail task now allows you to set up to 20 reply-to addresses
  • Versioning Deluge script is now supported in Creator 5 accounts:
    • Every time a user updates the Deluge script in a workflow, a new version will be created
    • Clicking the Versions button in the top-right corner of the Deluge script editor will display Version History
    • Versioning proceeds as follows: 1.0, 1.1 ... 1.9, 2.0 ...
    • The time at which a version was created will be displayed below the version name as per the app's timezone
    • Username will be displayed for versions created after March 1, 2020


March 9, 2020

Improvements

  • The Notify Admin/User on Signup checkbox has been introduced for public and restricted portals. Upon checking this, the admin will be notified when a user signs up to these types of portals.


March 6, 2020

Improvements

  • The alert task now also supports displaying the message below a field. Learn more
    alert(<field_link_name>, <message>);
    • This is not a change in the existing syntax but is simply an extension to it
    • This syntax is supported only in the On Validate event of the form
    • The alert task's message can be shown below all field types except subform, formula, auto number, add notes, section, prediction, object detection, OCR, sentiment analysis, and keyword extraction
  • Version 5.22 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces:
    • We’ve improved the user experience with regard to selecting the preset input choices in the following fields: name, phone, address, radio, dropdown, multi select, checkbox, lookup, users, and integration
    • List reports will now be cached each time you access them. This will improve their usability during your subsequent visits.
    • Minor stability updates and bug fixes

  • Version 6.1.0 of the Zoho Creator Android app introduces:
    • Fixes for HTML snippets and search elements in pages
    • Minor stability updates


February 25, 2020

Bug fixes

  • The sendmail task was failing when the report attachment of type XLS, CSV, or TSV, exceeded 15 MB. Now the email will be delivered without the attachment, and the email message will be appended with:

    Note: Attachment sent along with this mail could not be delivered since it exceeded the 15 MB limit. Please contact the sender of this email to know about the attachment.

February 21, 2020

Improvements

  • The lookup field now supports looking up data from the same form. Such a lookup field cannot be bidirectional.

Changes

  • Now the leftpad and rightpad functions can pad a maximum of 100,000 white spaces to the input string

February 15, 2020

Improvements

  • Version 5.21.11 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces:
    • You can now search for data across your Zoho apps by launching Zia Search from your list reports
    • Few minor bugs fixes


February 14, 2020

Improvements

  • Version 6.0.9 of the Zoho Creator Android app introduces:
    • You can now search for data across your Zoho apps by launching Zia Search from your list reports
    • Few minor bugs fixes


February 13, 2020

Improvements

  • You can now transfer the ownership of your app to one of its developers. In other words, you can change your app's admin:
    • Navigate to your app's Settings page. Hover over Admin below the app's name, then click the Change button.
    • Upon changing the app admin, you (the former admin) will become a developer of that app.


February 10, 2020

Changes

For performance reasons, from March 16th, 2020, we will start throttling Creator’s edit and delete APIs, such that they can process a maximum of 200 records per call.

  • Learn more at REST - edit and delete; XML RPC - edit and delete
  • To enable you to manage scenarios where there are more than 200 matching records, we've introduced:
    • the process_until_limit parameter
    • the more_records key in the API response
  • You’ll have to include process_until_limit=true in edit and delete API requests and loop your API calls till more_records is returned as false in the response. Relevant scenarios:
Does the API include process_until_limit=true ?Number of records that match given criteriaResult
Yesup to 200All the matching records will be processed. The more_records key in the response will have the value false.
YesMore than 200The first 200 records will be processed. The more_records key in the response will have the value true. You'll have to hit this API endpoint till the more_records key's value is returned as false.
Noup to 200All the matching records will be processed. The response will not contain the more_records key.
NoMore than 200After March 16th, 2020, these APIs will fail and their response will contain:
  • Error code: 8009
  • Error message: The number of records matching the criteria is more than 200.

February 7, 2020

Improvements

  • You can now configure schedules based on the required timezone. So far schedules were being run as per the timezone set in the app's settings. To change the timezone of a schedule:
    1. Edit your app.
    2. Navigate to the Workflows page, then the Schedules page.
    3. Select the required schedule. The workflow builder will appear.
    4. Click the Properties button near the top-right corner of the builder. The Workflow Properties pane will appear.
    5. Select the required Time zone, then close the builder.

February 4, 2020

Improvements

  • The Deluge tasks for integrating with Zoho Sheet are now available in Zoho Creator. Learn more
  • Version 6.0.8 of the Zoho Creator Android app introduces:
    • The currency field will now sport the currency’s symbol instead of its three-letter code
    • Fix for the app crash issue that was intermittently happening upon submitting forms with images
    • Few minor bug fixes and stability updates

February 3, 2020

Improvements / Changes

  • We've updated the anti-spam policy with regard to the send mail Deluge task. Now the from address must always be a verified one. Learn more

February 1, 2020

Changes


January 31, 2020

Improvements

  • Support for the unixEpoch function — it returns the number of seconds that have elapsed since 00:00:00 UTC on January 1, 1970 (the Unix epoch)

January 29, 2020

Improvements

  • Support for the rank function — it sorts a collection of numerical values and then returns the rank (or position) of the given value in that sorted collection

January 28, 2020

Improvements

  • When accessed from mobile browsers, your Zoho Creator apps will become Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). Learn more
    • Your users will be able to add your apps to their mobile device's home screen
    • Your users will experience an improved responsiveness and support for accessing some of their device's native capabilities

Bug fixes

  • Now in Zoho Creator 5 accounts, when an error occurs during the execution of the Deluge code within a schedule, that schedule instance will be marked as a failure and the error message will be added to logs. So far such a schedule instance was being marked as a success.

January 27, 2020

Improvements

  • Zoho Creator's app building interface is now also available in Arabic. The interface will be translated when your web browser's language is set to Arabic.

January 22, 2020

Changes

  • We've removed the Custom Functions page from the Settings page of the app builder. This is a follow-up action with regard to the relocation of the custom functions to the Functions page under Workflows. Please refer to the improvements dated October 7th, 2019. Also,
  • You'll now be able to create functions from the Functionspage only when:
    • Your app has a form workflow, schedule, approval, or a payment workflow, or
    • Your app has functions in it that were created before this date 

Improvements


January 21, 2020

Improvements

  • The Deluge tasks for integrating with Zoho Connect are now available in Zoho Creator. Learn more

January 17, 2020

Improvements


January 14, 2020

Improvements

  • Errors that occur during the execution of the workflow behind action items will now be logged
  • Version 6.0.7 of the Zoho Creator Android app introduces:
    • In list reports, you can now group and sort records using the fields in related forms
    • In kanban reports, you can now sort records using the fields in related forms
    • Few minor fixes have been introduced for calendar reports

January 10, 2020

Improvements


January 9, 2020

Improvements

  • In line with our anti-spam policy, new signups will not be allowed to share their apps or configure email notifications till they confirm their email address. All relevant screens will display a note when this confirmation is pending.

January 8, 2020

Bug fixes

  • In localized apps, the content in system-generated alerts with regard to duplicating and deleting records had a distorted appearance.

January 6, 2020

Changes

  • The output-decoding parameter of the invoke URL task has been renamed to response-decoding. This change is to update this task's syntax in Creator to the syntax that's in use across other Zoho services.

December 27, 2019

Improvements

  • The currency field now supports Ethiopian Birr — currency code ETB and currency symbol Br
  • A Legal Case Management application has been added to Zoho Creator's App Deck. You can install it from the gallery.


December 20, 2019

Bug fixes

  • Report’s criteria will now always be applied when you use the view records API. So far it wasn’t being applied when a custom criteria was being passed as part of this API.
  • Minor fixes with regard to displaying images in panels, have been introduced.

Improvements

  • Zoho Sign Deluge tasks are now available in Creator.

December 17, 2019

Improvements

  • Connecting your account with QuickBooks will now follow the OAuth 2.0 standard.

December 14, 2019

Improvement

  • Version 5.21.7 of the Zoho Creator iOS app fixes a few edge cases with regard to:
    • Inclusion of images while printing records as PDF
    • Deletion of subform data


December 5, 2019

Improvements

  • We've tweaked the lookup field's internal framework. When you access forms that contain lookup fields, you may experience a performance improvement.

Changes

  • When the application date format shows just the last two digits of the year (such as dd-MM-yy, yy.MM.dd) the date pickers in that app, both while accessing it and editing it, will allow selecting dates from a range of 100 years—from 79 years in the past to 20 years in the future. For example, today the date picker in such apps will allow selecting dates from 1940-2039. So far the date pickers were not restricted.

December 2, 2019

Changes

  • We've revised our terms of use. A new section—Ownership—has been added.

November 28, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 5.21.3 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces:
    • Improved phone number validation: Form submission will now be prevented when the phone field contains an input that doesn’t conform to the selected country’s phone number conventions.
    • Minor fixes with regard to rendering IFrame in pages


November 27, 2019

Improvements

  • Currency field now supports:
    • Uzbekistani Som - currency code UZS and currency symbol so'm
    • Tajikistani Somoni - currency code TJS and currency symbol SM

November 20, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 5.21.1 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces:
    • Support for redirecting an offline form to another offline form or report
    • Few minor bug fixes

  • Version 3.2.1 of the Customer Portal - Zoho Creator iOS app introduces:
    • Support for redirecting an offline form to another offline form or report
    • Few minor bug fixes


November 18, 2019

Improvements / Changes

Version 3.2 of the Customer Portal - Zoho Creator iOS app introduces:

  • Improvements:
    • Support for entering time
    • Support for viewing time in the 12 hour format
    • Support for the search element in pages
    • Support for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) fields: prediction, sentiment analysis, keyword extraction, OCR (optical character recognition), and object detection
    • Support for viewing contextual messages in reports
    • Users of iOS 13 and later can now scan multiple images and upload them as a PDF to the file upload field. Tap the file upload field and then tap Scan Document.
    • In iPads, the report’s search interface is now the same as that of our web app
  • Changes:
    • Currency fields now sport currency symbols instead of their three-letter codes


November 16, 2019

Improvements / Changes

Version 5.21 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces:

  • Improvements:
    • Support for entering time
    • Support for viewing time in the 12 hour format
    • Support for the search element in pages
    • Support for viewing and adding comments in a report's detail view
    • Support for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) fields: prediction, sentiment analysis, keyword extraction, OCR (optical character recognition), and object detection
    • Support for viewing contextual messages in reports
    • Users of iOS 13 and later can now scan multiple images and upload them as a PDF to the file upload field. Tap the file upload field and then tap Scan Document.
    • In iPads, the report’s search interface is now the same as that of our web app
  • Changes:
    • The currency field now displays the currency symbol instead of the three-letter currency code


November 13, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 6.0.2 of the Zoho Creator Portal Android app introduces minor bug fixes and the support for:
    • Entering time
    • Viewing time in the 12 hour format
    • The search element in pages
    • Custom filters and quick filters in map reports

November 12, 2019

Improvements

  • We've introduced fields that use Zoho's Artificial Intelligence (AI) to perform prediction, keyword extraction, sentiment analysis, object detection, and OCR (optical character recognition)
  • AI Deluge tasks are now supported in Creator
  • The relationship diagram feature has evolved in to the schema builder. Learn more
  • You can now set contextual messages for your reports. Learn more
  • You can now search for functions across all namespaces. Navigate to the Workflows > Functions page, select All Functions under Namespace and then search.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed few edge cases with regard to record templates that sport tables and subforms

November 8, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 6.0.2 of the Zoho Creator Android app introduces minor bug fixes and the support for:
    • Entering time
    • Viewing time in the 12 hour format
    • The search element in pages
    • Viewing and adding comments in a report's detail view
    • Custom filters and quick filters in map reports

October 29, 2019

Changes

  • We've revised our terms of use. A new section—Restrictions on Use—has been added.

October 23, 2019

Improvements

  • Your app can now display time in the 12-hour format. Learn how
  • We've introduced the Time field. Learn more
  • The following properties have been introduced for the time and date-time fields:
    • Minutes interval - It determines the choices that'll be available in the "minutes" part of the time picker
    • Show seconds - It determines if the "seconds" part is to be displayed in the time picker
  • Introducing Record comments: Subject to their permission set, your users will now be able to comment on the records of a form. Learn more
  • Introducing Search — the element in pages that enables your users in searching data across your Zoho Creator applications. Search results are displayed by filtering the configured report or page using the search input. Learn more
  • We've improved the record template builder. In addition to a new UI:
    • Auto-save is now supported, and so we've removed the Save button from the builder
    • The Elements and Fields tabs have been introduced
    • A new element—Spacer—has been introduced
    • The SizeOrientationPaddingMarginShow header, and Show footer settings have been brought out of Properties and placed at the top of the builder

October 17, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 6.0.1 of the Zoho Creator Android app introduces:
    • Support for accessing custom filters in calendar reports
    • Fixes with regard to accessing reports from tablets

October 14, 2019

Improvements

  • The date-time field's initial value can now be set with zoho.currentdate as well

October 11, 2019

Improvements

  • The following scopes are now available in the Zoho OAuth connection:
    • Scopes for connecting with Zoho Analytics, such as ZohoReports.data.create, ZohoReports.embed.read, ZohoReports.metadata.all
    • SalesIQ.faqs.ALL, SalesIQ.faqs.CREATE, SalesIQ.faqs.DELETE, SalesIQ.faqs.UPDATE, SalesIQ.faqs.READ

October 8, 2019

Improvements

  • Invoke URL task is now available in the Deluge script editor of accounts using Zoho Creator 5

October 7, 2019

Improvements


October 2, 2019

Bug fixes

  • Version 5.20.1 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces fixes for setting up Siri shortcuts in devices using iOS 13.0 and later.


October 1, 2019

Improvements

  • iPad related improvements have been introduced. Version 5.20 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces:
    • Improved experience of accessing image, file upload, audio, and video fields—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

September 22, 2019

Improvements

  • We've opened two new data centers in Australia — blog. Signups from Australia will be connected to these data centers.

September 20, 2019

Improvements

Version 5.19 of the Zoho Creator iOS app 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:
    • Support for displaying aggregates—min, max, total, and average—at the group level in reports

September 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

September 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


September 6, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 5.18 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces support for:
    • Displaying background image and overlay color for panel columns in pages
    • Displaying custom pin styles in map reports

September 4, 2019

Improvements

  • Zoho Creator 5 is now available for new Developer signups

September 2, 2019

Improvements

  • You can now create custom pin styles for map reports. Learn how
  • Version 5.6.8 of the Zoho Creator Android app introduces support for:
    • Displaying background image and overlay color for panel columns in pages
    • Displaying custom pin styles in map reports

August 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

August 21, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 5.6.6 of the Zoho Creator Android app introduces:
    • App shortcuts: Go to the Applications screen then long-press on an app to add its shortcut to your device’s home screen.
    • Support for capturing Added Location during offline form submission
    • Fixes with regard to the execution of workflows

  • Version 5.16.2 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces:

August 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.

August 12, 2019

Improvements

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

August 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.

August 7, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 5.16 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces:
    • App Lock feature: Protect your data by securing app access using Face ID, Touch ID or passcode authentication. Go to Settings > App Lock.
    • Support for dynamically inserting rows of data in subforms
    • Support for displaying formula field data as plain text in reports
    • Form UI enhancements for iPad
    • Refactored rendering of IFrame in pages

August 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

August 1, 2019

Improvements

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

July 31, 2019

Bug fixes


July 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.

July 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.

July 18, 2019

Improvements


July 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.

July 12, 2019

Improvements

  • Connecting your account with Razorpay will now follow the OAuth 2.0 standard.

Bug fixes


July 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 Customer Portal - Zoho Creator iOS 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

Bug fixes

  • Emptying name field data in bulk wasn't working as expected.

July 8, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 5.15.3 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces the support for pages to display embedded components with custom heights.


July 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.

June 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.

June 26, 2019

Improvements

  • OAuth-based Deluge tasks for integrating with Zoho Desk, are now supported. Learn more

June 25, 2019

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

June 24, 2019

Bug fixes / Changes


June 19, 2019

Bug fixes

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

June 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

June 15, 2019

Improvements

  • We've added the ZohoWriter.Merge.ALL scope to the Zoho OAuth connection.
  • Version 5.15 of the Zoho Creator iOS app 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.

June 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.

June 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 Android app 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 with regard to configuring and accessing pivot charts and pivot tables has been enhanced. Notably:
    • While 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 iOS app introduces:
    • Ability to setup Siri Shortcuts from the Settings screen and have Siri launch app components for you
    • Uniformity across web browsers and iOS devices with regard to icon and font sizes in pages

April 12, 2019

Improvements


April 3, 2019

Improvements

  • Version 5.13 of the Zoho Creator iOS app 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 iOS app introduces the following:
    • A major revamp of the app and overall performance tuning
    • Support for executing custom actions after a confirmation
    • Support for displaying custom actions as buttons in the detail view
    • A uniformity in access to field-specific actions while entering data, such as scanning QR code and barcode, picking a name from contacts, picking an address from a map
    • Accessing HTML and ZML pages will feel more native
    • Fixes with regard to the visibility of custom actions in the detail view, and embedded reports

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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