Release Notes | Zoho Creator

Release Notes

November 16, 2021

Bug Fixes

  • We have rolled out a formatting related fix in URL field.
  • We have fixed multiple minor issues related to importing data to create application.
  • Several minor fixes have been pushed for overall performance enhancement.

November 5, 2021

Enhancement

As announced earlier this year, we have upgraded to v2 APIs to move to a robust authentication process. As a followup to that, we had completed work on v2 Bulk APIs. This will enable you to process records beyond the limit of 200. The v2 bulk APIs are now released. Click here to learn more about it.


October 26, 2021

New Version

We are introducing the latest version of Zoho Creator. This new version comes with the capability to adopt an application development life cycle with development, stage, and production environments. It serves as a unified platform form to create applications, build BI and analytics, and create integration flows. It includes an improved user management system and a unified datasource for advanced integration. Learn more


September 18, 2021

Enhancement

Until now there was no option to push data to or pull data from an external app. With this roll out, users will be equipped with the capability to push data to or pull data form external app using Widgets.

Configuration:

var config = {appName:"customer_success",reportName : "All_Agent_Work_Logs",criteria : "(ID!=\"0\")"};

If the application name is not mentioned, the request will hit the current application. If the "appName" is mentioned, it will hit the respective application.


September 16, 2021

Enhancement

We have now included a new service Paytm to the list of services available for payment integrations. This service is region-specific and available only in India.


September 2, 2021

Enhancement

We have introduced a few enhancements to export settings. You will be able to provide a file name, select the file format, select the columns to be included in the file, and make the file password-protected.


Aug 26, 2021

Enhancements

As announced earlier, we have introduced support for connection in DS while exporting and importing application.


Aug 25, 2021

Issue Fixes

There were minor issues across the product and they are fixed:

  • There were a few issues related to adding and deleting fields in forms.
  • There was a minor issue in the detail view of records with blueprint.
  • There was a minor issue in preview of file.
  • Several other minor issues.

 


July 28, 2021

Change

As announced earlier, we have rolled out a change related to connection creation process. This process is now split into two steps. The first step involves creating the connection. This requires selecting the service and identifying it with a unique name. In the second step, there will appear a popup requesting authorization for the connection. Here, the authorizing account is linked after completing the due process for providing authorization. Please click here to learn more.


July 27, 2021

Enhancement

We have introduced 11 new built-in functions in Creator:

  1. getPrefixIgnoreCase
  2. getSuffixIgnoreCase
  3. replaceAllIgnoreCase
  4. replaceFirstIgnoreCase
  5. reverse
  6. repeat
  7. isAscii
  8. frac
  9. nextWeekDay
  10. previousWeekDay
  11. subBusinessDay

July 22, 2021

Changes and Bug fixes

  • We have rolled out a change related to maximum length of decimal type fields. The maximum length of decimal type fields, decimal, percent, and currency, is being reduced from 19 to 16. The change is a result of a few technical limitations. If your existing data contains decimal digits that exceed 16, once the change is implemented, those values will be rounded off to adhere to the changed limit.
  • There have been minor bug fixes related to subform workflows and pivot reports.

July 16, 2021

Changes and Bug fixes

  • We have rolled out multiple minor bug fixes related to pivot chart and table sync issues, OAuth Token generation issue, localization, etc.
  • Resolved an issue related to set transition and highlight in blueprint.

July 6, 2021

Bug fixes

  • There was an issue in the live mode of Creator pages when a panel’s display is configured to show the Count as a Percentage or a Fraction. When there are empty records in your report, the value displayed in the configured panel was invalid and not displaying as expected. This has been resolved. 

July 1, 2021

Introducing Blueprint

  • As announced earlier, we have rolled out the Blueprint feature for all users. Blueprint provisions a meticulous design to the process laid out in your Creator application. You can envision the process management in your organization and create a functional structure for it, complete with automation, validation, and collaboration. Learn more

June 21, 2021

Changes

  • There are a few updates with regard to connections that have been planned for this month. As a first step, going forward, the connection link name will be exposed. Some users have not been using proper link names. However, we have validated and migrated them to proper link names. Those changes will automatically reflect in all the references, and the users need not have to make any updates.

June 17, 2021

Enhancement

  • Import data from live app: Currently, you can create apps and forms by importing data into the live mode of Creator. We have enhanced it to facilitate more capabilities. You will be able to update the existing records while importing data. To import records to an existing form, we are using the import engine that is used in apps and forms created by importing data. Users who have been using the old migration tool to update existing records can now use this ability as an alternative. Apart from this, we have also incorporated Smart Suggestions, which is already available in form creation, in live mode, to provide intuitive recommendations while you are importing data.

June 15, 2021

Changes and Fixes

  • We are introduced a restriction on the characters that can be used while providing your application's name. Currently, we support only * _ - @ / ! : | & ~ for special characters in app name.
  • There have been several minor bug fixes that have been rolled out along with this enhancement.

June 11, 2021

Enhancements and Fixes

  • We are introducing an enhancement in the reports embedded in the Pages component. The detail view of records will appear as a larger window in the Pages of your Zoho Creator application. This update is aimed at standardizing the way detail view appeared across reports, when embedded in pages, and improving its user interface.
  • There have been several minor bug fixes that have been rolled out along with this enhancement.

June 8, 2021

Bug Fixes

  • Issue fixes related to downloading page as PDF, visibility permission in subform field, editor popup in notes field, and localization in rich text field.
  • Version 6.4.8 of Zoho Creator Android app brings a few bug fixes related to subform. There have been issues with dropdown field and OCR field in subform. These have been fixed.


June 4, 2021

Changes

  • To enhance security, we have restricted explicit usage of host and origin as headers of a HTTP request sent using the Invoke URL task.

May 24, 2021

Changes

  • We have deprecated the Print as Record Summary feature in C4 new live. However, you will be able to achieve the same record summary layout using the Print as summary option. You need to set the template as active in Record summary section in report builder. By doing so, the template is applied to each of the selected records. After enabling the template, select the required records, and Print them. The records are printed in summary layouts.

May 13, 2021

Changes

  • We have rolled out a set of default character length for form fields. This will help in effectively using the available space. For instance, you might have fields with large values that contain too many characters. These can be substituted with values of fewer characters. This in turn facilitates the form to include more fields. Users will be able to modify the default length for Single Line, Email, Dropdown, and Radio button fields.

May 11, 2021

Improvements

  • Cloud functions are now available for the accounts in our EU and AU data centers.

Bug fixes

  • We've fixed a few issues related to timezone in audit export, admin username in account setup, and other minor bugs.

April 30, 2021

Bug fixes

  • We have rolled out a few issue fixes for related blocks in reports to resolve a few inconsistencies that occurred.
  • Several other bug fixes have also been rolled out for performance enhancement.

April 24, 2021

Changes and fixes

  • We’re introducing a separate testbed for old live users to change the snippet code to align the design with the new live. This will enable users to apply the new live styles without affecting old live code.
  • Several minor fixes have been pushed for overall performance enhancement.

April 18, 2021

Changes and fixes

  • Several minor fixes have been pushed for overall performance enhancement.
  • Version 3.5.2 of customer portal iOS brings you an issue fix related to quick filter in map report.


April 12, 2021

Changes and fixes

  • The record owner property that was previously available in the user's field properties section is now moved to form properties. You can find it in Form Properties under Role Hierarchy section. Added user will be the default setting for record owner. The dropdown list will display the list of user fields for you to select from.
  • Several minor fixes have been pushed.
  • Version 5.26.13 of Creator iOS brings you a few minor fixes for improving the overall performance.


April 8, 2021

Improvements

  • Previously, when you write a script to open in new window, the new window occurred only once. Subsequent clicks led to the app screens opening in the same new window. To ensure that every time you click, the app opened in a new window, we have introduced the following code:
    • openUrl(,"new window","successive=true");
  • Multiple fixes related to v2 APIs have been rolled out for an overall performance improvement.

March 26, 2021

Bug Fix

  • There was an issue in Zoho Creator accounts that follow new Deluge framework. When a custom action that updates fields that were used in a formula field's expression was triggered for multiple records, all the other independent formula fields present in the form were updated with incorrect values. We have now fixed this. The issue was not present in accounts with old Deluge framework.

March 25, 2021

Bug Fixes

  • When a developer publishes an app for two clients, A and B, and the app undergoes a few updates in the following versions. Of the two clients, the 3 versions have been published for client A, whereas client B is still in version 1. If the developer wants to publish the latest version to client B, there is a lag. If within the versions 3, there has been a renamed and deleted (same) component, which is available in client B’s app, there will be a failure while publishing the latest version. Because B has not received the update where the renaming and deleting of component had been pushed. Therefore, the latest update cannot be successfully applied. We have now fixed this issue.
  • Several other issues have also been fixed.

March 19, 2021

Bug Fix

  • Zoho Creator accounts that follow new Deluge framework had an issue when a record with formula field whose expression uses the system fields - Added_Time, Modified_Time, Added_User_Ip, or Modified_User_Ip was inserted using Deluge’s add record task. The task execution was successful but the formula field was not getting evaluated as expected, because of which an empty value was populated for the field. We have now fixed this. This was already intact for accounts with old Deluge framework.

March 18, 2021

Upgrading to Microsoft Power BI Desktop new version

  • Microsoft Power BI Desktop has announced the release of version 2. We will be upgrading our Zoho Creator connector to this version.

March 17, 2021

Introducing Zoho Creator On-premise

We’re excited to introduce Zoho Creator On-premise which will equip you to create applications and store data within your premises. Similar to the cloud app, you can:

  • manage data
  • create insightful reports
  • track tasks, events, and activities, and
  • collaborate with others

All this, while staying compliant to your organisation’s data privacy regulations. The document here provides a comparison of the cloud app and the on-premise app for you to understand the key differences, and also includes a compilation of features available in both.

Please visit our website and help guide to explore more. And, also checkout the pricing plans available for the on-premise application.


March 16, 2021

Enhancements and Fixes

  • Radians built-in function is now supported in Zoho Creator.
  • Several bug fixes have been rolled out.

March 9, 2021

Changes and enhancements

  • The applications listed under Backup and Restore module in your Zoho Creator's application had the apps identified by the app link name. Now, we have changed this to the app name.
  • Version 6.4.1 of Creator Android brings multiple bug fixes to enhance the overall performance of your app.


March 6, 2021

Changes and enhancements

  • The Account Setup module has undergone a few changes:
    • Integrations section has been introduced. This section will now be used to manage Zoho Directory and Connections.
    • Marketplace section has been introduces. This section will feature Custom Apps and Extensions that can be installed and used in your Zoho Creator account.
    • Workspace management has been moved under General Settings.

March 1, 2021

Bug fixes

  • Several minor bug fixes and enhancements have been rolled out for the overall performance of your app.
  • Version 6.4.0 of Creator Android brings you a few bug fixes for app stability.


February 22, 2021

Bug fixes

  • Multiple bug fixes have been rolled out for the overall performance enhancement of your app.
  • Version 5.26.7 of Creator iOS brings you a bug fix related to adding records from the previous version of Zoho Creator.


February 17, 2021

Android Updates

  • Version 6.3.7 of Creator Android app brings the following updates:
    • The ability to switch between workspaces
    • An increased size limit for file upload field that allows up to 50 MB
    • Other minor bug fixes


February 16, 2021

Changes and Bug fixes

  • We have deprecated support for WorldPay as a connection in Zoho Creator.
  • We have also rolled out several minor bug to improve the overall performance.

February 10, 2021

Bug fixes

  • There was an issue in subform field columns in detail view of report. This issue was fixed.
  • Version 3.4.6 of Customer Portal app has a bug fix related to feedback logs.


February 5, 2021

Introducing Mobile SDK

  • We are introducing the Zoho Creator Software Development Kit for your Android and iOS apps. This will equip you to build custom Android and iOS apps with multiple features and functionalities. You will also be able to design your app's UI with autonomy, wherein you can incorporate your organization's internal style guide. Please refer to our Android and iOS help guides for more details.

February 3, 2021

Changes and fixes

  • Version 6.5.6 of the Zoho Creator Android app rolled out a UI enhancement to the passcode flow and multiple bug fixes and updates to enhance the overall performance of your app.


January 30, 2021

Changes and fixes

  • Choice field property UI change: We have tweaked the UI of the choice field property in form to include an info message to provide users a heads up of what happens subsequent to renaming a choice field value. To edit the choice, you need to click on the rename icon and change the value. After changing the choice field value, the updated value is reflected when you access the live mode of the application. If there are existing records with the old value, that will be replaced with the new value. This is applicable to the apps published in Sandbox, as well.
  • Several minor fixes have been rolled out.
  • Version 3.4.5 of Customer Portal iOS app:
    • This update includes the fix for the issue in record edit view.


December 31, 2020

Changes and fixes

  • Font Revamp: As announced earlier, we have rolled out a few changes to the fonts supported in Zoho Creator. With this change, some of the existing fonts are no longer supported. In place of those fonts, we have introduced new replacements.
  • App Listing: The listing of apps while creating a lookup includes apps to which the user has permission. However, while running a function for a report workflow alone, this was not the case. The list of apps that appeared when referencing the function also included the apps to which the user does not have permission. We have now updated this to ensure that the user can create a report workflow only using the apps to which the user has permission. The rest of the apps will not be listed, and Deluge will include the apps to which the user has access and the current sandbox app. Existing workflows that have been created with apps that are out of a user's scope will continue to work as usual, while new workflows will have this change implemented.
  • Bug Fixes: There have been a few minor bug fixes that have also been rolled out.

December 11, 2020

Upgrade

  • As announced earlier, we have officially started the Creator 5 upgrade process. We have planned to take this forward in phases and upgrade all Zoho accounts to Creator 5 by February 1st, 2021. As a step in that direction, we have come up with an upgrade wizard that pops up when you sign into your account.

     

    Why wait? Go ahead and upgrade your account. The wizard walks you through the process and the enhancements you are about to experience in the new version of Creator. Refer to this post and documentation for more details.


December 8, 2020

Bug fixes

  • We were facing performance issues while loading voluminous lookup field data in C4. To enhance the performance, data in the lookup field will load in batches. The first set of data is loaded and the following set of data will load only when the user searches for the value or scrolls through the report.

Improvements

  • Earlier, file upload, image, audio, and video fields cannot be emptied using Deluge. Now, assigning empty string to the field will clear the existing value.

    Example: input.File_Upload = "";


November 30, 2020

Improvements

  • Introducing API and Security Permissions! These are designed to let you enhance application security by limiting users' access to resources:
    • API access: This controls access to the Creator application's APIs for all users who are assigned that permission set.
    • PII Data: This controls the availability of those fields—in forms and reports—where you've enabled the Contains personal data property.
    • ePHI Data: This controls the availability of those fields—in forms and reports—where you've enabled the Contains health info property.
  • Version 5.26 of the Zoho Creator iOS app brings you the new v2 APIs that'll level up the performance of your forms in terms of usability and interaction. This enhancement is about to improve your overall experience with the application.

Bug Fixes

  • There was an issue in using the Signature field in laptops with touch screens. This has been resolved.
  • The date and time format for the Export/Print Audit logs is now aligned with the date and time format of the application.

November 24, 2020

Improvements

  • You can now control the availability of the change email address option for your portal users. We've introduced the Allow customers to change their email addresses option in the customer portal settings. Navigate to your application's Customer Portal page, then open Settings.

November 20, 2020

Changes

  • As announced recently, we have disabled the creation of new authtokens for the accounts in our EU and CN data centers.
  • We've discontinued the email notifications that notify you your subscription's usage limits for AI fields.

Improvements

  • Field permissions will now be applied when record templates and print templates are used to export or print records. This ensures that the related file, document, or email attachment contains only those fields that the end user has permission for. Learn more

Bug fixes

  • Setting custom location for map report wasn't working as expected. We've fixed this.

November 19, 2020

Improvements

  • For the accounts associated with our US data centers, we've upgraded a security framework that's used across our platform.
  • Version 5.25.6 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces the following:
    • From now the Print option in reports will be available to you only when you are permitted to export data
    • Several minor bug fixes


November 17, 2020

Improvements

  • For the accounts associated with our EU data centers, we've upgraded a security framework that's used across our platform.

November 13, 2020

Improvements

  • We've improved the audit trail feature:
    • Audit trail is now available for all accounts using Creator 5!
    • Application activity is now presented in two tabs - Record Logs and Export & Print Logs.
    • The Capture IP Address and Source Information setting has been introduced.
  • Improvements for records logs:
    • You can now export records logs as a CSV file. When selected, the filters will be applied while exporting.
    • For better security, record logs logged from today will be encrypted at rest.
    • (Unchanged) Data rentention for these logs is 365 days.
    • IP address of the end user will hereafter be captured only when the Capture IP Address and Source Information setting is enabled.
  • Introducing the export & print logs:
    • This tab allows you to view the history of Export and Print actions performed by the end users while accessing your reports.
    • Data retention period for these logs is 90 days. In other words, you'll be able to view the export and print logs for the last 90 days at any time.
    • You can export these logs as a CSV file. When selected, the filters will be applied while exporting.
    • These logs will mention only those fields where the Contains personal data or Contains health info property is enabled.
    • When the Capture IP Address and Source Information setting is enabled, the end user's IP address and source information (like browser name, OS, device type) will be captured.

November 12, 2020

Bug fixes

  • Field labels in the PDFs attached in email notifications were not being translated as expected. We've fixed this.

November 11, 2020

Changes

  • Hereafter the Deluge integration tasks for the following Zoho services will work only when they use a connection - Books, Subscriptions, Invoice, Inventory, Docs, Cliq, Analytics, Calendar, Projects, Connect, Recruit. This is in light of our recent announcement to make all Zoho integration tasks follow OAuth authentication. Refer to this page to learn how to configure a Zoho OAuth connection for your Creator account.

Improvements


November 6, 2020

Improvements

  • For the accounts associated with our IN, CN, and AU data centers, we've upgraded a security framework that's used across our platform.

November 3, 2020

Bug fixes

  • Installing applications from the gallery wasn't working as expected. We've fixed this.

November 2, 2020

Bug fixes

  • Since encryption converts the data in a field to text, only the following will work for encrypted fields while searching for data: the equals (==) and not equals (!=) operators, and isEmpty(). So far the Deluge editor had allowed you to use all operators with encrypted fields and you'd have received no records in return (since the concerned data was encrypted).

Changes

  • As announced recently, we have disabled the creation of new authtokens for the accounts in our IN data centers.

Improvements

  • Now while you change your Creator application's admin, you'll get to select only those users who have accepted the invitation to your workspace.
  • Your customers can now change their email address! Now while accessing your Creator application's portal, your customers will see the edit icon that will allow them to change their email address associated with the portal:


October 30, 2020

Improvements


October 28, 2020

Improvements

  • So far your application's end users were allowed to print your reports at all times. From now the Print option in reports will be available for the end user only when they are permitted. We've updated the Export permission, for both users and customers, to Export/Print.
  • You can now enable encryption at rest (EAR) for phone numbers and IP addresses:

October 27, 2020

Improvements / Changes

  • As announced recently, we have performed the following for the accounts in our US data centers:
    • Enabled the new domain creatorapp.zoho.com and redirected all Creator applications to it.
    • Enabled the new domain creatorapp.zohopublic.com and redirected all published components to it.
  • Similarly, we have performed the following for the Developers associated with our US data centers:
    • Enabled the new domain creatorapp.zoho.com and redirected all custom applications to it.
    • Enabled the new domain creatorplatformapp.zoho.com and redirected the sandbox live mode of all custom solutions to it.

October 26, 2020

Improvements / Changes

  • As announced recently, we have performed the following for the accounts in our EU data centers:
    • Enabled the new domain creatorapp.zoho.eu and redirected all Creator applications to it.
    • Enabled the new domain creatorapp.zohopublic.eu and redirected all published components to it.
  • Similarly, we have performed the following for the Developers associated with our EU data centers:

October 23, 2020

Changes and Bug fixes

  • There is a change in the sizes of Backup files. The following will be the sizes for a single backup:
    • File: 3 GB
    • Data: 1 GB
    • Schema: 50 MB
  • Version 5.25.5 of the Zoho Creator iOS app introduces several minor fixes for workflows.


October 20, 2020

Improvements / Changes

  • As announced recently, we have performed the following for the accounts in our IN, CN, and AU data centers:
    • Enabled the new domains creatorapp.zoho.in (for IN), creatorapp.zoho.com.cn (for CN), and creatorapp.zoho.com.au (for AU) and redirected all Creator applications to them.
    • Enabled the new domains creatorapp.zohopublic.in (for IN), creatorapp.zohopublic.com.cn (for CN), and creatorapp.zohopublic.com.au (for AU) and redirected all published components to them.
  • Similarly, we have performed the following for the Developers associated with our IN, CN, and AU data centers:
    • Enabled the new domains creatorapp.zoho.in (for IN), creatorapp.zoho.com.cn (for CN), and creatorapp.zoho.com.au (for AU) and redirected all custom applications to it.

October 19, 2020

Improvements

  • Introducing the Contains Health Info field property!
    • It's a flag that'll let you keep track of the fields in your application that contain health related data.
    • It's available for the following field types: single line, email, number, decimal, percent, currency, date, time, and date-time.
  • While accessing reports, your end users can now use just the Is Empty and Is Not Empty operators when the field's encryption related properties are configured as follows:
    • Display values is set as With mask, and
    • Show value on click is Disabled

October 15, 2020

Improvements / Changes

  • We've updated the framework of our JavaScript SDK. All your widgets where our SDK has been included as a .js file will not work. We recommend that you check your widgets and ensure that they are using our SDK's CDN URL.
  • In pages, you now have to specify the text and icon size in pixels (px). This update aims to give you more control over your page's appearance.
    • This update concerns the size and titleSize attributes for all elements in your pages.
    • Though they will continue to work as is, we recommend you to check your ZML snippets and update the size and titleSize values to pixels.
    • For the other elements in your pages (other than the ZML snippets), we've updated these attributes as follows:
    Size (previously)Text sizeIcon size
    112 px16 px
    215 px22 px
    316 px24 px
    420 px32 px
    524 px38 px
    628 px44 px
    733 px50 px
    836 px56 px
    940 px62 px

October 14, 2020

Improvements

  • To ensure that your application logic remains intact, you'll now be allowed to delete connections only when they are not used in any of your applications. While deleting a connection you'll be prompted with the places its used, like the integration fields, integration forms, pages, and workflows.
  • We've introduced the optional connection_linkname parameter for all Deluge integration tasks that you can use in your workflows. We recommend that you check your existing Deluge integration tasks and start using connections wherever available. Refer to this page to learn how to configure a Zoho OAuth connection for your Creator account.
  • The currency field now supports Cambodian Riel — currency code KHR and currency symbol .
  • Version 6.2.5 of the Zoho Creator Portal Android app introduces the following:
    • Support for logging in to portals using your Google and Facebook credentials when federated login is configured
    • Authentication related security improvements
    • We've enhanced the framework that caches list reports
    • Several minor bug fixes and stability updates

  • Version 3.4 of the Customer Portal - Zoho Creator iOS app introduces the following:
    • 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.
    • Authentication related security improvements.
    • Support for logging in to portals using your Google and Facebook credentials when federated login is configured.
    • You can now enter formatted text in the rich text fields using their preconfigured styling options.
    • You can now switch to the Satellite and Hybrid views while accessing map reports.
    • Support for the right-to-left (RTL) application layout.
    • All ZML based pages will now be cached each time you access them. This'll improve their usability during your subsequent visits.
    • Improvements with regard to scanning QR codes and barcodes.
    • Optimizations to accessing the detail view in reports.
    • You'll now see the Export PDF option in the detail view when a print template has been configured for the report.
    • Several minor bug fixes and stability updates.


October 13, 2020

Changes

  • With reference to our release note dated September 7th, 2020, we have deprecated the Default SMS connection. All SMS actions that use this connection, and the zoho.sms.send Deluge task, will not work anymore. We recommend that you check and update your SMS configurations, if any.

October 9, 2020

Improvements

  • Version 6.2.5 of the Zoho Creator Android app introduces the following:
    • We've enhanced the framework that caches list reports.
    • We've enhanced the App Lock feature. You can now set a PIN that contains up to 24 digits.
    • Several minor bug fixes and stability updates.


October 8, 2020

Improvements

  • Now while publishing a page, you can also publish the stateless forms embedded in it.
  • We've introduced the following improvements for widgets:
    • You can now host widgets externally as well. You'll see the Hosting dropdown while creating widgets.
    • You can now create widgets from the page builder as well.
    • For widgets that are hosted internally (in your Creator application), white-listing of third-party services is now supported. Learn how

Bug fixes

  • The images uploaded via APIs were not appearing in reports as expected. We've fixed this.

October 5, 2020

Improvements

  • We've increased the sender email (previously known as verified email address) limit as follows:
    • From 10 to 50 for Zoho One accounts
    • From 10 to 50, 20 to 100, and 50 to 200 for Creator accounts (as per their subscription)

October 2, 2020

Improvements

  • Custom functions written in Deluge are now available in the application IDE.
  • While you were editing the data in rich text fields, your iPad's screen would have been flickering. Version 5.25.3 of the Zoho Creator iOS app fixes this problem:


October 1, 2020

Improvements

  • You can now connect with Zoho Creator via the custom functions in the following services: Zoho Books, Zoho Invoice, Zoho Subscriptions, and Zoho Inventory. For this:
    1. Navigate to the respective service's Settings > Automation > Custom Functions page.
    2. Create or edit a custom function.
    3. Set the function name, then select the required module.
    4. Click the Connections link displayed near the top-right corner of the Deluge editor.
    5. Select Zoho Creator.
    6. Name the connection, select the required scopes, then click Create and Connect.

Bug fixes


September 25, 2020

Changes

  • For performance reasons, the collective response from the info and alert statements in a function is now restricted to 500 KB. When this limit is exceeded, the response will be truncated and appended with: The info message has been truncated because its size exceeded 500 KB.

September 23, 2020

Improvements

  • Since creating pivot charts and pivot tables in Creator requires a one-time handshake with Zoho Analytics, your users—who are permitted to create reports—will now be prompted that the first pivot report in the application must be created by the admin.

September 18, 2020

Improvements

  • The toFile function is now supported in Creator.

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

Bug fixes

  • The insert record task was failing when an empty collection was passed to a subform. We've now fixed this.

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 in your application. 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, accounts that are using New UI, and all other accounts when they access from mobile apps.

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. 

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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