Adding Comments component


I have added comments component. But it is not saving in the App:comments sheet.
Earlier when I logged in with email it saved, now I have changed the application to login with Password.

Please help.

comments require an email sign in at some point to work. Even with a Public app (assuming also with Password) it will ask you to sign in so it can track who is making the comments. Is it possible that it is confused and thinks the user is already done a sign in, but no they aren’t required to because of the password? When you write a comment, does it show and save in the app with your name attached to the comment?

Thanks Jeff for giving me more insights on comments.
Well, it worked once for me, I am yet to utilize this functionality.
Will keep you updated.


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Hi, I am trying to use the comments component but it is not displaying the username nor writing any value in the username field in the app:comments tab. What could I be doing wrong? I am using public with email for login.

How are you testing it? Are you in the glide builder or testing with the published url? The builder doesn’t perform a full login which could be part of the issue. Do you have any screenshots or a video?

Thanks Jeff. I am testing in glide builder. I have the same issue on chat where the username for those who post is not appearing. Here is the link to the app. . Would really appreciate your help. I can’t figure out why? regards, Rahul

Jeff, It’s workin in the published app as you suggested. Thanks a million! Rahul

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Hi! I am a high school student from the Philippines.

I have a problem about the components of comments. When I added the the comments in my tab apparently it is not displaying. I hope you guys can help me with this. Thank you!

Can you show us some screenshots or a video? Thank you.

Thank you for replying!

As you can see from the picture we have a comment component but it won’t appear in our tab. I already check the visibility of the component but still it won’t work. It only appear when I added a comment in my google spread sheet. Please help me

Have you pointed the comments component to a topic field?

Are you adding rows to the App: Comments sheet? I doubt this makes any differences.

in the topic field I should select a certain column, right? I already set a column for it but still won’t work.

I’m not adding any rows in the App: comments sheet

You should have a topic field.

So what do you mean by adding a comment to the spreadsheet?

Hi thank you very much for replying. We are able to fix it now. :relaxed:

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Let us know if you have further questions! Greetings from neighbor Vietnam.


How do I set up a zap so that each time someone comments on something, a mail is sent to the user? Please help me out!

You would have to trigger that on every new line in your Google Sheets. Make sure you have the right structure in place to determine what email should the notification be sent to.

Let’s say in topic A, of which user B is the owner, user C comments, then you would want the comments component to take the rowID for the topic.

In your Sheet, use an arrayformula to vlookup the topic owner back to a column, then send the email to that owner only.

Thank you for the quick reply! But it’s not working.
To be clearer on what I’m trying to do, I’m building a 1on1 chat tab from scratch, where users can conduct private conversations with each other. I’ve managed to set up a Zap for the first message, but I’m not able to for the subsequent comments on the thread :frowning:

Is there any way to bring in data from my chat tab in the spreadsheet, which has the user data of the first message, and the app:comments tab of Glide’s?

If you have the right arrayformula and the right setup for the Zap then it will work for subsequent new rows you add to that Sheet. Can you clarify more on what does not work?

Thank you, but I figured out a way by removing the Comment option and replacing it with a form button. :slight_smile: Now I’ve set up a separate Zap for that form, and its working! Thanks for the help though!

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