February 2018 Release NotesThis month, we’re simplifying how you use and share information in Quick Base with new calendar reports. We’re also adding new features for realm admins: user session management and early access for audit logs of all logins. This release also includes the ability to edit individual user info from the new Manage All Users page, real-time error checking for all formula types on an opt-in basis, a beta of an updated Zapier connector, and more. The February release of Quick Base, including the features and fixes listed in these release notes, is available starting Sunday, February 25, 2018. New Calendar Reports Simplify Using and Sharing Information Use and share information more easily with our new calendar reports that feature daily and weekly views, double-clicking to add events, editing events via drag and drop, color-coding for events, and more. The new calendars were introduced in the December 2017 release to customers who opted in. We added enhancements based on feedback, and the new calendar format will take the place of existing calendars starting on February 25, 2018. Existing calendar reports will display the same data, but in the new format. Daily, weekly, and expanded monthly views Manage and report on your events and tasks more easily with daily and weekly views. Switch between daily, weekly, and monthly views via tabs. The last view you used will display by default the next time you open the calendar report. Sample daily view: Calendar Day View with Colors Sample weekly view:Calendar Week View with Colors Sample monthly view:Calendar Month View with Colors Manage events in calendar view Now you can manage your events directly in the calendar view. Double-click to add a new event. In the monthly and weekly views, drag and drop events to change the day. In the weekly and daily views, click and drag the top of the event to change start time or click and drag the bottom of event to change duration. Note: Since dragging/resizing updates the field values of the start and end fields selected for the calendar, if either of these fields is not editable (e.g. a formula field), the drag and drop will not be enabled for that calendar report. First day of the week setting Now, calendar events reflect your app setting for the first day of the week. For example, if you specify in App Properties that Monday is the first day of the week, starting after the release on February 25, 2018, all the calendar reports in your app will show Monday as the first day of each week. (Previously, this setting was primarily used for Work Date formulas, and calendars defaulted to Sunday as the first day). You can also customize the first day of the week on a per- report basis, and have a different first day of the week for every calendar report you create. Events ending at midnight New calendars will correctly display events that end at 12:00 Midnight. For example, if you have an event that starts on February 9 at 9 am and ends on February 12 at 12:00 Midnight, the new calendars will show that event from February 9-11. (The old calendar format displayed this event going from February 9-12, inclusive.) Work Dates and weekends New calendars will correctly display multi-day events based on a Work Date field that includes a weekend. An event that runs from Friday to Monday will display as a continuous 4-day event running through the weekend. (The old calendar format displayed this as two events, one on Friday, one on Monday). Color-coding events Now you can color-code events so you can tell at a glance what types of upcoming events or tasks you have. In the calendar report builder, add a formula under the new color-coding section. Here’s a sample formula you can cut and paste and edit as needed: Case ([Priority], “High”, “red”, “Medium”, “orange”, “Low”, “yellow”) Notes on color-coding: If you choose a dark color, text for events will be white, and if you choose a light color, text for events will be black. Events with a very light color will have a thin border for added visibility. We recommend against using white as a background color. If you previously added color to calendar events using a Formula - Rich Text field with a div or span selected as the second or third field, the color(s) may not display on the new calendar. The new calendar uses a formula to define colors for the entire event. Emails Emailed calendar reports will now send a report of the events currently visible to the sender. Calendar report subscription emails will include a report containing all of the events in the month specified by the “Initial month to display” report setting. Simplified settings We have simplified the following settings for the new calendars: We removed an unnecessary option to display calendar items as text only, as it created a confusing experience for end users. If your calendars are set to use “text only” events, those events will display as a link to view the record. New calendars will not support the ability to hide weekend days Note: The new calendars will not display on home pages created before the current drag and drop home page builder was launched in 2013. If you cannot view your calendar from your home page, you may need to re-build your home page. Also, if the home page you rebuild is not the default for your app, you will need to go to your Roles settings and re-assign the home page to the appropriate role(s). For more about how to build home pages, view our We continue to focus on quality. Below are the issues we fixed this month. Note: Platform security, billing changes, back-end tooling, and performance are all ongoing commitments and as such, each release may include changes in these areas. Issue ID Description QBE012124 Sorting users on the Manage All Users page now ignores upper/lower case when sorting in alpha order. QBE012125 When an admin is bulk denying users in the Manage All Users page, the warning dialog now closes properly, even when some users are not denied. QBE012162 We fixed an issue with the day view of new calendars where adjacent half -hour events displayed truncated text. QBE012163 When a user requests that Customer Care re-send a verification link on their behalf, the link now works properly. QBE012164 We fixed an issue with the display of information on the Manage All Users page; the page now properly stretches horizontally. The February release of Quick Base, including the features and fixes listed above, is available starting Sunday, February 25, 2018.
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