App Script Constants!

What's New


We've enhanced the performance of application scripts (app scripts) to help them load and execute faster.

We've also introduced a new feature, App Script Constants, to help make app scripts more robust.

App Script Constants is an enhancement to our powerful scripting feature. App scripts commonly include the names of tables, fields or relationships. However, sometimes the script becomes problematic when the name of a referenced table, field or relationship is inadvertently changed; the script no longer recognizes the new name and breaks, causing some automation to grind to a halt. 

Each table, field and relationship in TrackVia has a unique numeric identifier (ID) that never changes.  This data has been hidden in the past and used behind the scenes when building an application and resources.  The new capability in this release exposes this internal system ID for each table, field and relationship. With the newly-exposed data, the person writing the script can define a variable and set it equal to the unique ID - the constant - for the table, field or relationship. When the script executes, it will use the constant ID. If field, relationship or table name is changed, the script will still execute correctly.

To see the IDs, go to the Application Scripts page in the Table Editor. Click the arrow on the right of the screen to open the slide-out drawer. You will see all your applications listed in alphabetical order with your current application expanded to show its tables. You can expand each table to show its fields and relationships. Beside each is the system ID in parentheses. For example, in the below screenshot, the application “DD cars, Sales” has an application ID of 11, the table “Inventory” has ID 55 and the “Car ID” field has ID 608. Click the clipboard beside an ID to copy the constant declaration to your clipboard. Paste the declaration into the script editor and away you go!





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