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Release notes

Find the latest versions and highlights of each release starting with Ninox 3.5
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 mentioned in their corresponding major release. For example, any bug fixes released in a minor 3.11.X version will be mentioned in the major 3.11 version.

Current versions

Public Cloud

We update the web app first. The current version for native apps (iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android) may appear delayed in the App Store and Google Play Store.
Platform
Latest version
Download/access
Web app
3.11.5
Mac app
3.11.5
iPad/iPhone app
3.10.11
Android app
3.11.5

Private Cloud

Private Cloud releases are regularly available after Public Cloud releases.
Platform
Latest version
Download/access
Private Cloud
3.11.5
Ninox 3.9 or higher: If you're an admin, you can download the latest version in Ninox settings.

On-Premises

Platform
Latest version
Download/access
On-Premises Linux
3.10.11
Upon request
On-Premises Windows
3.10.11
Upon request

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Ninox 3.11 – Jan 30, 2024 (Public and Private Cloud)

New features

All platforms (starting Jan 30, 2024)

Creatable if and deletable if

Admins can set specific rules to decide when records in a database are created or deleted.
What's changed:
  • admins can make sure records are only created or deleted under certain conditions
    • rules that prevent important records, for example sent invoices, from being deleted accidentally
Where you'll see it:
  • enable edit mode and open table settings
    • any database > any table (in form view) >
      ⚙️
      > Edit fields
Where you can use it
  • use creatable if and deletable if in the web app (Public Cloud), native apps as well as Private Cloud and On-Premises
Who it's for:
  • admins who manage databases and need to control how and when records can be added or deleted

See also

Multi-file uploads (attachments)

Upload multiple attachments to records. This is especially useful for professionals who visit external locations, take pictures, and upload them to Ninox.
What's changed:
  • previously, you were limited to single-file uploads
  • now you can upload multiple files or images to a record
Where you'll see it:
  • open a record (in form view) and upload files in the Attachments tab
Where you can use it:
  • you can attach multiple files in the web app (Public Cloud), native apps as well as Private Cloud and On-Premises
Who it's for:
  • for all workers who typically need to take and upload numerous photos to document the conditions of each location they assess
    • for example site inspectors in construction or real estate
Private Cloud and On-Premises (starting Jan 30, 2024)

Reconnect modularized databases

Automatically reconnect modularized databases that were imported from different workspaces in only a few steps.
What's changed:
  • previously, you had to go through a long process to reconnect modularized databases which were imported from different workspaces
    • process had to be repeated multiple times for each database
  • now, you can re-establish relationships of modularized databases in a few short steps
Where you'll see it:
  • database transfer: when you move databases between workspaces
  • backup restoration: when you restore backup of a database that's part of a complex interconnected system
    • when the backup becomes an additional database in your workspace, all the relationships between records are seamlessly transferred
  • database uploads: when you upload databases that were previously connected, but now have different IDs in your new workspace
    • IDs in relationships are updated without the need to go through each relationship manually
  • scripting access: when you use Ninox script to access databases that aren't referenced in fields
Where you can use it:
  • you can reconnect databases in Private Cloud and On-Premises
Who it's for:
  • all users who frequently work with multiple workspaces, upload database backups, or use Ninox script to access databases

See also

Improvements

Web app (Public Cloud), Private Cloud, On-Premises (starting Jan 30, 2024)

Colors and navigation in Ninox settings

Uncluttered design of the Ninox settings for a modern feel. Improved navigation for a more straightforward layout.
What's changed:
  • updated colors in Ninox settings for better visibility to assist visually impaired users
  • improved navigation with better top, side, and tab bars
  • standardized buttons for easier recognition and use
  • significant layout changes for quick understanding
  • increased text size for readability on all screen sizes
  • optimized use of space for a clean and professional look
  • clearer content for ease of reading
Where you'll see it:
  • visible all over the Ninox settings, from the way information is presented to how you interact with the site
Where you can use it:
  • you can use Ninox settings in the web app (Public Cloud) as well as Private Cloud and On-Premises
Who it's for:
  • all users, especially admins and owners, who will benefit from a more intuitive layout, easier navigation, and better overall accessibility
All platforms (starting Jan 30, 2024)

New color palette for chart widgets

Updated chart colors to softer, pastel shades that better match Ninox's unique color style.
What's changed:
  • updated chart widget colors to fit Ninox's brand style
  • charts look more professional and consistent with our brand
Where you'll see it:
  • in all the chart widgets
  • the new color set called "Cotton Candy Bliss" includes soft shades of blue, orange, green, light green, light blue, pink, violet, and red
Where you can use it:
  • you can use the new colors in the web app (Public Cloud), native apps as well as Private Cloud and On-Premises
Who it's for:
  • this update is for everyone using our app

Fixed bugs

Defragment database button

This update prevents the app from freezing and stops error messages from appearing when you defragment (clean) your database.
You'll notice these improvements when you are in edit mode and go to Options to Defragment database in any database.
This update is especially useful for anyone who wants to organize their databases more efficiently without encountering problems.

SAML configuration

We've resolved a significant issue in the SAML configuration process that was blocking access to the cloud. We've also improved the warnings regarding missing certificates.
Now, if you haven't uploaded a certificate, the system will prompt you to do so, before you can add or update your SAML settings. No need to re-upload the certificate if it's already in place.
You can find these changes in the Ninox settings under Configuration -> Authentication -> SAML. This fix is beneficial for those who manage Single Sign-On (SSO) systems.
Now, you can use the search icon
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to select existing records from a related table which is rendered as a field. Previously, records could't be added using the search icon in field view.

Landscape mode in iPhone app

When used in landscape mode on iPhones, the top and bottom bars appeared empty and lacked color. We've fixed the background color issue for the iPhone app.
Note: Landscape mode isn't supported on Android yet.

Ninox 3.10 – Oct 4, 2023 (Public and Private Cloud)

New features

Pages
All platforms (starting Oct 4, 2023)
  • begin with a blank canvas to freely design UIs
  • easily add UI fields, layout components, sub-tables, and relationship fields
  • use the multi-tabbed interface for structured navigation
  • navigate directly to specific tabs with the openPage() function
  • admins can hide UI elements for a cleaner look for non-admin users
  • enjoy enhanced modularity and bid goodbye to outdated methods like dummy tables
  • experience Ninox's shift from a no-code database to a low-code application builder
Private Cloud and On-Premises (starting Oct 4, 2023)
  • faster and simplified database navigation
  • no need for complex API workarounds
  • smooth integration with pre-existing database relationships
  • uniform experience across web and native apps
  • pull data directly from the current database without accessing a separate one
  • requirements for do as database ... end
    • databases must have a pre-existing relationship
    • exact database name is required for accurate data retrieval
    • enclose database names with special characters in single quotes
Mailhook
Private Cloud (starting Oct 4, 2023)
  • a centralized receive-only inbox: store each email as a separate record in Ninox
  • store and download email attachments up to 30 MB
  • unique email ID combining user-defined username with workspace ID (@nxdb.tech domain)
  • streamlined email management within Ninox for improved organization
  • capability to initiate automated workflows based on email content
  • auto-fill database fields using email information, reducing manual data input
  • compliant with privacy regulations and maintains record of all interactions

Ninox 3.9 – Jul 24, 2023 (Public Cloud) – Starting Aug 15, 2023 (Private Cloud)

New features

Ninox settings

Public Cloud
We are simplifying Ninox settings by centralizing them into one hub, replacing scattered settings across the web app. This makes configuring and customizing your account easier and more efficient.

Process monitor

Private Cloud and On-Premises (starting Aug 15, 2023)
Process monitor allows you to track operations, gain insights, and optimize processes for enhanced productivity in your workspace.

Improvements

History—facelift

We are making the design of History even simpler to provide a faster and more convenient summary of database changes.

Ninox settings—new look

Private Cloud and On-Premises (starting Aug 15, 2023)
The Ninox settings mentioned above, already available for Private Cloud, are also getting a visual upgrade to match the rest of the Ninox apps.

Ninox 3.8 – Feb 7, 2023 (Public Cloud) – Starting Mar, 2023 (Private Cloud)

New features

Edit records inline—supported in views

  • field editor supports the following functionality:
    • enable inline editing in a view by double-clicking a field
    • access to choice, date/time pickers, color, icon pickers, and other modal dialogs

Improvements

History—facelift

We've redesigned History for databases. Besides a brand-new look, History now enables you to:
  • filter by collaborator
  • filter by date
  • delete history for a specific time period
Redesigned History

Global variables exposure in Window Object

Web app
  • global variables are no longer exposed in the Window Object, i.e., database, UI, root
  • limited backward compatibility is provided for the following calls:
    • database.create
    • database.update
    • database.remove
    • ui.openRecord
    • ui.popupRecord
    • ui.openFullscreen
    • ui.closeFullscreen
    • ui.closeRecord
    • ui.closeAllRecords
    • ui.openTable
    • ui.openCalendar
    • ui.openSearch
    • ui.openHome
This change does not affect your databases.
We do not recommend using the calls mentioned above as they will be phased out after the 3.8.0 release.
We're also working on more standardized ways to support these use cases in the future.

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

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
    • 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
    • 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

Private Cloud (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

Private Cloud and 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

  • 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 and On-Premises (starting Sep 20, 2022)

Fixed bugs

  • 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

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

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

Pick year and month via vertical scroll

  • to easily navigate across years and months
  • to 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
Workspace 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
    • 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

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

  • 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