Restricted views, Auto-processing and much more!

February 23, 2022

Restricted views

A new visibility setting was added to views. You can now choose ‘Restricted’ which will inhibit visitors from removing the ‘tags’ or filters from the view you create.

Use this feature if you want to share filtered selections, tables or charts with limited access. Set your share settings to ‘Private’, create your view, & set it as ‘Restricted’.

Once your restricted view is created, you can copy the link & share it as you please - to those in your workspace & beyond.

This feature should allow for a more controlled sharing experience, especially where sensitive data is involved. Please share your feedback as you begin sharing these views!

Auto-processing for CSV & XLS files

Previously, launching a new Polymer app was a multistep process: drag & drop (or browse to upload) your file, click the file to begin processing, then open the Polymer app.

We’ve removed an unnecessary step to make your uploading process more streamlined. Polymer will begin processing your data & preparing your app as soon as the file is uploaded!

(This feature is compatible with single-tab, uploaded CSV or XLS files at this time.)

Improvements to Google Sheet connection

We have made improvements to how Google Sheets connections are handled.

We will now list the name of the connected tab of data in the app information. If the tab is renamed in the data source, Polymer will reflect this renaming in the app information.

If a tab is deleted in the data source, you will still be able to use the Polymer app created from that tab of data. In the app information you will be able to see that the tab is deleted in the datasource.

This addition is intended to serve as a reference point to limit confusion around data connections as Google files get renamed or moved.

(This feature is compatible with tabs of xls(x) files.)

API sharing updates

Our API now supports the ability to update the sharing setting (public, private, or password-protected) of your dataset using the ‘sharing’ field.

Check out our API instructions for more information on how to use the API.