Expression builder adding unnecessary parentheses

bevangg shared this problem 5 years ago
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As title. Makes it rather difficult to build and debug expressions. Please see screenshot.


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NB 2 unnecessary leading and trailing brackets


The above expression works but took ages to do because of this issue.


The expression builder is still a brilliant tool with great present and future potential. The basis of normalised relational databases evolve naturally as your prototype expands and the expression builder models your business and page logic, quite amazing

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The expression builder was thought to build small expressions in an easy way. For complex expressions like that we'd need to develop something like an expression builder for advanced users. Maybe a place where you could write the expression as it were code with the help of all the functions, constants and widgets. Other users have requested that already (not many) and, even though we don't plan to add it in the near future, it will be implemented eventually.

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PLEASE build an expression builder that allows us to type in an expression. I spend an enormous amount of time trying to "figure out where to drop an expression" in the builder vs. just typing. It's a really frustrating limitation to an otherwise stellar tool.

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You are completely right. It's just a matter of time we include it. We hope by the end of the year we could have something like that.