Why, when I add ROW ID, the column with RowId just disappears after a few seconds. And it happens all the time. I cannot create a RowID column
When you create a RowID column, it becomes the first column in your table. Have you checked to see if it’s been created as the first column?
Try the following:
- Add the RowID column
- If it doesn’t appear immediately, exit the Glide Builder and return to the Glide Dashboard
- Refresh your browser
- Open your app again, and check if the RowD column is there
I probably understand the reason.
I cannot change anything in the original file. Therefore, I loaded my table in exel format. And everything works! The RowID column doesn’t disappear!
Hi @Darren_Murphy is this a good solution to many Glide problems? Just exiting and refreshing browser? Earlier this morning, I was having a slightly similar problem where I couldn’t create an independent action in an inline list within another inline list due to RowID (even though I did have one). But after I took a break and came back, it now works. I had even posted the issue in below thread. Thanks in advance for any opinion
It’s my go-to solution whenever I encounter any funkiness/quirkiness in the Builder or Data Editor, yes.
I use Glide a lot (I spend at least 6-8 hours a day working on Glide apps - and often double that), and so I’ve come to recognise the signs that things have gotten out of whack and it’s time for a refresh. Some of the telltale signs that set off my spidey sense are:
- GSheet and Glide table data doesn’t match (even after a re-sync)
- Columns don’t delete cleanly (takes 2 or 3 attempts to nuke one)
- Misbehaving cursor (bouncing in and out of the column search text input and/or column modals)
- Column edit modals jumping off the screen
- Other little quirks that I can’t recall off the top of my head
Please note: I’m not bashing Glide. I love Glide, and I love it’s awesomeness and just about everything else about it. Yes, little quirks like this can be annoying - but nothing is ever going to be perfect and if that’s what you’re expecting then you’re doomed to perpetual disappointment.
Also, I tend to have around 100 or more browser tabs open at any given time, and I’ll have anywhere between 4-10 Glide Apps on the go all open in separate tabs - and I never close these tabs. So I’m probably pushing things a little bit
Wow! So many knowledge bombs! Bookmarked this for future reference. Thanks a lot! You and @Jeff_Hager make up 99% of my Glide bookmarks so much appreciated!
Also, yes totally get it’s NOT Glide bashing and I feel the same way. When I ask about workarounds, I hope I’m not conveying that I think the platform isn’t good, but rather I believe the possibilities are so great that I need to know the quirks to avoid surprises as I want to make it work long term. Thanks again
Well, that’s quite humbling to be mentioned in the same sentence as Chuck, thank you
PS. When it comes to Glide, I’m just a bumbling idiot compared to Jeff
Jeff is a Chuck Norris…