Release Notes: Mirror field, Workflow export and mobile responsive pages

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    Kenneth Bryan Piamonte

    This is so amazing guys! I've been waiting for ages regarding this mirroring feature to become official :)

    Thanks again GoCanvas Team!

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    Chad Stoks

    Great work everyone!

    The new 'Mirror' field type I'm assuming replaces the existing mirror option we were able to use?  Previously I could mirror a field with the exact same title and that was all, correct?

    Thanks!

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  • Hi Chad,
    Yes, in most cases it can replace the mirror backdoor. There are some cases where it won't, however, specifically: 

    • If you need the second field to be a different type of field (so your original field is a number field and the mirrored field needs to be short text, for example)
    • If users need to be able to edit the mirrored field

    In those cases, you still want to be using the backdoor in the receipt label field setting. 

    The new mirror field does give you the ability to: 

    • Have a different name for your mirrored field
    • Mirror across Workflows

    So it's all about choosing the way that fits your use case. 

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    Emily Martinez

    hi Sara,

    Is it possible to mirror a field that's in a loop?

     

    thank you!

    Emily

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  • Hi Emily,

    Great question! You can Mirror things INTO a Loop screen or within Loop screens, but not out of a Loop screen (I swear that made sense in my head). That is, a field within a Loop can be a Mirror of a field on a previous screen that's not in the Loop. You can also Mirror a field from one screen in a Loop to another screen in the same Loop. You cannot have a field that is Mirroring a field INSIDE a Loop, because it wouldn't know which iteration of the Loop to Mirror.

    Happy to try to clarify further, as I think this might have just made things worse :)

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    Emily Martinez

    Thanks Sara - it makes sense to me!

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    Gerard Rampal

    Hi Sara,

    Unfortunately i need to mirror a field OUT of the loop, together with the loop iteration number that it matches. Its been a year now, has there been any clever updates to make this a possibility?

     

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    Sara Kaplow, Community Manager

    Sorry, Gerard, but nothing to report here. Because loops have a dynamic number of rows, if you tried to mirror out of it, the field wouldn't know which value to pull. Should it pull the first entry, or the 51st? I don't think there's actually a feature request for this, and I'd love to hear more about your exact use case, so I'd encourage you to submit one: https://help.gocanvas.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/new?community_post%5Btopic_id%5D=360000000247. Thanks!

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