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v2.38.74 Drag and drop fixes and more!

  • We've enabled zooming to the drag and drop interface to make it easier to make big changes to your app.
  • We've made it easier to re-arrange components on crowded applications.
  • We've made it easier to drop components into existing containers.
  • We've added resize handlers to all four corners of every component.
  • We've made it easier to select multiple components.
  • Here's a preview of some of these new features in a gif!

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Better navigation

  • We've changed our sorting algorithm for the Quick Switcher (use Cmd+K or Ctrl+K to bring it up!) to rank more relevant applications.
  • We've added an interface to switch between apps to the End User mode.

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Fun confetti!

  • We've added a fun easter egg: make your queries fire off some confetti when it successfully runs!

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Component changelog

Date Pickers and Date Range Pickers​

  • We've added restricting dates your users can select.
  • You can define a minimum and a maximum date for both date pickers and date range pickers.

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PDF Viewer​

  • We've added the PDF Viewer component. Use this to render PDFs for your users.
  • You can either use a URL or a PDF file that's been encoded as base64.
  • You can get a base64 encoded version of a PDF by using the Retool's REST Query.
  • Here's an end-to-end example of how you might render a PDF from the IRS.

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Checkbox Tree​

  • We've added a checkbox tree that makes it easy to select categories and subcategories.

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Statistics​

  • We've added a statistic component to make it easy to render numbers like KPIs, etc.

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Integrations changelog

Cassandra improvements​

  • We've added writing back to your Cassandra database.
  • We've added support to connect to Cassandra using custom SSL CA Certificates.
  • This feature works in the same way as other SQL Databases like Postgres, MySQL, etc.
  • You'll need to create a new resource with a Cassandra user that has edit permissions.
  • You can learn more about how that works here.

Snowflake improvements​

  • We've also added writing back to your Snowflake database.
  • This feature works in the same way as other SQL Databases like Postgres, MySQL, etc.
  • You'll need to create a new resource with a Snowflake user that has edit permissions.
  • You can learn more about how that works here.

REST API Authentication​

  • We've added a "Form" step to the Custom Auth method.
  • Use this to ask for credentials like usernames and passwords to pass to your API.
  • Learn more by reading the docs here!

Uncategorized features

Fixed​

  • RadioGroup components now overflow correctly.
  • Tables and other components in ListViews now render correctly.
  • JSON Schema Form components with input:range (sliders) now work correctly.
  • JSON Schema Form components that use the required now validate it's inputs correctly.
  • Retool now correctly release and re-use database connections.
  • GraphQL Queries now support Auth0 as an authentication method.
  • MongoDB distinct queries now correctly validate inputs.
  • BigQuery queries now format dates and timestamps correctly.
  • New components created through copy paste now appear on the row below.

Improved​

  • We've improved the syntax highlighting for Custom Component editor.
  • We've it easier to switch between mobile and desktop layouts in the drag and drop interface.
  • We've released starter templates that make it easier to build apps in Retool.
  • We've improved how Google Sheet queries.
  • We've added support for connecting to Redis via SSL.
  • We've added support for dynamic MongDB collection names.
  • We've added a currency type to TextInput components.