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For anyone that missed this (like myself):
Excel import to data tables … the Docs now document this with code examples

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I just noticed a few UI changes to the Anvil forum. How long has it been like that?

Not sure when it changed but the IDE seems to be a lot smoother - no more text delays when typing. Nice work and Thank you Anvil Team

Also - I cannot overstate how cool the Beta IDE is!!

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Everytime I see those delays I open the Chrome Task Manager and the Anvil tab is consuming 1GB+ of memory. Stopping the process and THEN reloading usually works for me and for a lot of time until it happens again.

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It seems that the IDE is saving a lot faster! I used to have to wait for the spinner next to the app name for a couple of seconds before I run the debug, but it seems to save almost instantaneously now :slight_smile:

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You may or may not have noticed that the App Logs now have a how lot more functionality including search by session, filter by device and skipping to timeframes (at the bottom).

Thank you Anvil Team!!

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@stefano.menci will like to see that!

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Each log session in the App Sessions window has a View sessions button that allows to keep a session open in its own tab.

Then using Alt + PgUp and Alt + PgDn it is possible to quickly compare them:

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I see that data table exports to csv now names the file with the date and table it was imported from rather than just ‘export’. This makes a lot more sense.

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Just realized that right clicking the tabs in the Beta IDE allows you to close them all! :smiley:

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Now my Anvil Editor has as many open tabs as my Browser (One of them being Stackoverflow of course).

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Copying and pasting components now maintains the layout if the components are within a container. Copying forms from one app to another is now Super Simple! Thank you.

Edit I Think this has been like this for some time… :thinking:

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It wasn’t like that two months ago, when I tediously redefined the layout of a ton of forms and decided to make the DataGridJson custom component!

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The log shows when uplink functions are registered, yay!

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It is not as good as a dashboard that shows the current status of the app, but it’s better than nothing.

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Not sure how long this has been there, but while working on resolving an unexpected “TimeoutError,” I just now learned of relaxed transactions for the first time.

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Don’t know if it’s an Anvil thing or an Anvil Extras thing, but now you have the ability to discretely choose which version of Anvil Extras you want to use as a 3rd-party dependency – all the way from v0.11 to latest production!

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The tab icons in the IDE now have colour on them even when they are not selected! Much easier to see what is what. This was something I have been meaning to make a request on but not got around to so Thank you! Small things amuse small minds :slight_smile:

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There was a request: [Beta] Keep the icon colors on the tabs

They do listen to us!!!

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Now you can create a new Folder in your assets in as well! This will definitely help.

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