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20.3 Release Highlights: Record-Powered Grids

Appian Contributor
September 14, 2020

Editor's note: Release highlights is a blog series that showcases some of the great features delivered in Appian's quarterly product releases. In this post, we'll discuss record-powered grids. Stay tuned for more records features as well as improvements to Intelligent Document Processing, DevOps capabilities, and UI improvements.

If there was a theme around Appian 20.3, it is building on top of an already capable platform. For example, Appian records have been a customer favorite for several years. Records are easy-to-build, and they centralize data from multiple sources into a single actionable view. In this release, we build on the power of Appian records with record-powered grids.

In 20.3, records can now be selected as a data source from Appian's grid designer. The grid-designer allows low-code developers to create a read-only grid in minutes via a drag-and drop component in the interface designer. Developers simply choose the source data and format the query and columns; the grid designer takes care of the rest.

While adding records as a data source to the grid designer is notable, it's only part of the story. Not only does this mean getting records data into reports and UIs quickly, but it also brings all the built-in power of Appian Records. Search, user filters, export-to-excel, and record auto-formatting functionalities are all available out-of-the-box. Developers do not need to configure them again. Additionally, new capabilities like multiple primary or secondary sorting functions have been added to this feature. With this feature, users will no longer need to recreate records grids to display them in another interface.

Watch this part of Appian's 20.3 Product Announcement Webinar to get more information. Stay tuned next week for a deeper dive into another great records feature, synced records.

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