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Release notes

  • New features, improvements, and bug fixes apply to all platforms; exceptions are indicated.
  • Minor versions are not listed in the release notes, but are always included in the latest major release.
    • For example, any bug fixes released in a minor 3.7.X version are included in the major 3.7 version.

Current versions

Public Cloud

We update the web app first. The current version for mobile apps may appear delayed in the App Store and Google Play Store.
Platform
Latest version
Download/access
Web app
3.7.10
​app.ninox.com​
Mac app
3.7.10
​Apple Mac Store​
iPad app
3.7.10
​Apple iPad Store​
iPhone app
3.7.10
​Apple iPhone Store​
Android app
3.7.8
​Google Play Store​

Private Cloud

Private Cloud releases are regularly available after major Public Cloud releases. We notify all workspace (team) owners in advance about the time we deploy the update to your Private Cloud.
Platform
Latest version
Download/access
Private Cloud
3.7.7
Deployed automatically, opt-out is possible

On-Premises

Platform
Latest version
Download/access
On-Premises Linux
3.7.7
Upon request
On-Premises Windows
3.7.7
Upon request

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Ninox 3.7 – Aug 30, 2022 (Public Cloud) – Starting Sep 20, 2022 (Private Cloud)

Print customization is available for Public and Private Cloud starting 3.7.7.

New features
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Edit records inline

Web app
  • Edit records directly from a subtable —without having to open it:
    • open a record,
    • double-click a field to enter or change existing data,
    • press the Enter key to save changes, and
    • press the Esc key or click anywhere outside the field to stop editing.
  • Inline editing works for every data type with the exception of formula, dynamic choice, and dynamic multiple choice.
  • Press the Tab key to edit the next field.
  • Press the Shift-Tab (Mac) or Shift + Tab (Windows) keys to edit the previous field.
At the time 3.7 was released for Public Cloud (August 30), inline editing only works in the web app. We'll add this functionality to native apps (Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android) at the earliest convenience.

Preview and annotate PDFs

  • View, annotate, add shapes, insert attachments, fill and sign, etc. .pdf files in Ninox with the help of an in-built tool:
    • preview .pdf files directly in Ninox,
    • open a record that contains a .pdf, right-click/long-press the file and select Edit PDF from the dropdown,
    • the .pdf opens in the editor,
    • edit (annotate, sign, draw, etc.) in the editor, and
    • close the editor by clicking/pressing the
      ✖
      icon to return to your table.
The annotations never modify the original .pdf but are saved separately while keeping the original file intact, which is why the thumbnail always reflects the image of your original .pdf. The changes are saved in a separate .xdf file in the attachment.

Create dynamic print layouts

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Private Cloud/On-Premises (starting Sep 20, 2022)
Merge data from a document made in, for example, MS Office with Ninox data to create and print custom layouts. Refer to the Print customization help page for more info.

SQL Server Connector configuration

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Private Cloud/On-Premises (starting Sep 20, 2022)
Connect your Private Cloud or On-Premises to an external relational database management server with SQL connectors. Refer to the SQL Server Connector configuration help page for more info.

Improvements
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  • Swiping possible on date picker
  • New design for time picker
  • Improved backend security
  • Maintenance of Private Cloud storage performance
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    Private Cloud/On-Premises (starting Sep 20, 2022)

Fixed bugs
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  • Changes made to the name in the Your account popup are not saved
  • Appointment field allows startTime greater than endTime and appointment disappears from calendar
  • yearWeek() returns an incorrect result
  • Dynamic choice field does not resize according to increasing or decreasing number of options

Ninox 3.6 – May 12, 2022 (Public Cloud) – Jul 4, 2022 (Private Cloud)

New features
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Formula editor—9 new features

We've revamped the formula editor for a more efficient workflow and a better ease of use. Check out the new look and feel as well as new functionality on the Formula editor features or
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Formel-Features im Editor help page.

Correct dates independent of your timezone 🗓

No more manual adjustments or workarounds for automatically displaying dates correctly—no matter the timezone you or your collaborators work in.
Enable timezone-independent date for your databases following the steps on the Enable timezone-independent date or
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Zeitzonenunabhängiges Datum aktivieren help page.

Usage overview

You can now check the usage around storage, API calls, and emails against your subscription. The app visually indicates how much capacity has been used and how much is still available.
To access the usage overview, visit the global settings by clicking the gear icon (1) in the top-right corner of your screen. From the dropdown menu, select Usage overview (2), then check Storage used (3), API calls used per month (4), or Emails sent per month (5).
Usage overview gives you insight on storage used, API calls used per month, and emails sent per month

Know your version!

Private Cloud and On-Premises
Check which software version your Ninox Private Cloud or On-Premises is running.
Find the release by accessing
General settings (1) > Server Administration (2) > Maintenance (3) > Server software version (4).
The Server Maintenance page displays the current version

Improvements
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One login—4 ways to do it

Private Cloud and On-Premises
Both, Private Cloud and On-Premises can make use of 4 authentication strategies for single sign-on.
Configure SSO by accessing
General settings (1) > Server Administration (2) > Configuration (3) > Authentication Strategy (4). Choose between Basic, SAML V2, Open Id, and Active Directory (5).
The Authentication Strategy page offers 4 options for SSO: Basic, SAML, OIDC, and AD DS

Fixed bugs
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Pick year and month via vertical scroll

  • To easily navigate across years and months, scroll vertically.

Apps open databases on low-memory devices

iPhone, iPad
  • Opening a database for the first time on a device with low memory causes the iPhone and iPad app to crash.

Displaying relevant releases only

Private Cloud and On-Premises
  • In user management, view previous releases that are relevant for your setup.
    • Previously, release versions and dates that only applied to Public Cloud were also shown for Private Cloud and On-Premises.

Records APIs respect admin user role permissions

Private Cloud
  • APIs now make use of the user role permissions to show data.
  • If a table is protected by admin-only access, a user trying to call a records endpoint needs to be an admin for that table, so that the APIs return data.
  • Otherwise, no data is shown when that user calls a records endpoint in order to protect the table's contents.
Team owners: Make sure to assign the admin role to collaborators working with APIs if your table data is protected by admin permissions.
A table with admin permissions to read, write, create new records, and delete records
Admin role assigned to user by owner

GET retrieves files with special characters in file name

  • GET endpoint can now retrieve a single file when the file name contains any special characters.
    • Previously, GET was returning an Internal Server Error contained special characters like ę.

http function with POST properly sends XML

  • http function with POST sends XML as text/xml.
    • Previously, the function was stringifying XML, i.e., sending it as text/plain instead.

sendEmail() properly sends attachments

  • sendEmail() function successfully sends attachments in triggers and do as server statements.
    • Previously, when used in triggers, the function would not send attachments at all.
    • Also, when used in a do as server statement the function caused the app to crash and return a Server not responding error message.

Fields fixed

  • Appointment field
    • The field now keeps the previously entered time interval.
      • Previously, when a time interval is entered in an Appointment field that is not 1 hour and that field's date was later updated, the field changed the time interval to 1 hour.
  • Radio reference field
    • When using the Radio field, the UI now updates accordingly.
  • Image field
    • Videos can be successfully uploaded to the Image field.

Ninox 3.5 – Oct 7, 2021 (Public Cloud) – Jan 3, 2022 (Private Cloud)

New features
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Private Cloud and On-Premises

  • SSO is an Enterprise feature available on request that requires a valid license purchased from Ninox or a certified partner.
  • If you ordered custom-built features like SSO, you are eligible to receive an updated license. Whether you're using Ninox via Private Cloud or On-Premises, reach out to our Product team at [email protected] when you're ready to update.
    • Private Cloud: you request the update, we deploy it
    • On-Premises: you request the update, we send you a link, and you deploy it yourself
  • Configuration of password policy
    • Password strength, such as length, lower/upper case, special characters
    • Password validity/expiry
    • Previous password re-use limit
  • Configuration of default BCC for outbound emails
    • A default BCC for all outbound emails sent via the sendEmail function
    • Do no longer require an explicit BCC to reach the sender
  • Enabling and disabling snapshots/automatic backups
    • Use the Snapshot checkbox

API

  • Endpoint /records with method DELETE to delete multiple records in a single API call for Public Cloud and Private Cloud​
  • Endpoint /exec with method POST to run expressions that can modify the database for Public Cloud and Private Cloud​
  • Endpoint /files with method POST to upload and attach files to the Image field for Public Cloud and Private Cloud​
  • Zapier integration is available for Private Cloud and On-Premises
    • Easier migration from Public Cloud using Zapier
    • Set up the connection by providing your Personal Access Token and your Private Cloud or On-Premises URLs
    • Zaps set up in the past do not require an update

Redesigned features for the mobile app on iOS and Android

We've redesigned the Ninox mobile app to automatically appear in its optimized form on all devices.
When starting the Ninox 3.5.0 app on your mobile device for the first time, you will be asked whether you want to use the classic or new look. Tap the New button to try out the new design.
The Ninox mobile app automatically reformats the view for all screen sizes so you can easily interact with Ninox no matter whether you're using an iPhone, iPad, or an Android phone or tablet.‌
  • New design for the following features for iOS and Android:
    • Seamlessly log in and out of the mobile app
    • View your team workspace from the main screen
    • Interact with the formula editor, e.g., add new functions
    • Create different types of views
    • Switch between your views
    • Share views and files
    • Import files
    • Mark a table Hidden to hide sensitive data from view
    • Specify Readable if, and Writable if for fields
    • Set up Binding and Tooltip for fields
    • Add a Field, Formula, Layout element, Link to, Link from, and Sub-table from the toolbar at the bottom of the screen
    • Add View and Chart via Layout element​

Transactional scripts

  • A new construct do as transaction added to Ninox script
  • Behaves in the same way as do as server
  • Allows a set of code to run within the context of a transaction
  • On mobile apps, do as transaction executes on the client and thus allows for offline-capable transactions
  • Run the script within transactions to achieve faster execution and higher consistency
    • Either apply changes upon successful completion or discard changes if any of the code in the wrapped script fails

Smart caching

  • Improves the consequent loading time of table views and execution of select queries

Option to restart teams

  • Restart teams if they are slow due to a long-running script on the server

Fixed bugs
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  • File upload endpoints accept tableName in URL
    • File upload endpoints and all other endpoints now accept tableName in addition to tableId in the URL
  • Trigger after update for memory-bound fields
    • Trigger after update now works for memory-bound fields, i.e., both Global variable in memory as well as Per record in memory
  • urlOf() function in Trigger after update
    • The urlOf() function used in Trigger after update now returns a valid link with a correct database ID
  • databaseId() function in Triggers
    • The databaseId() function used in Triggers now returns the correct database ID instead of random integers
  • Selection in Date field and calendar pop-up functionality
    • The date in the Date field can now be selected and the calendar pop-up remains visible
  • Dynamic choice fields show 0 (zero) value
    • Dynamic choice fields (Single and Multiple) now support absolute 0 (zero) values
    • Instead of record IDs, 0 can be selected in Dynamic choice fields
  • shareFile() function in Triggers
    • When using the shareFile() function in Triggers, some fields were either loading or not returning any values
    • This error has been addressed and the shareFile() function now returns correct values when used in Triggers