🔗 NEW Construct URL Column

There’s a new column in the Glide Data Editor— Construct URL. As the name suggests, it lets you create a URL using static values or from column values. The advantage of using Construct URL over a template column is that all the parameters are URL encoded (aka Percent Encoded)—read more about that here.

This will make Cloudinary and Quickcharts URLs more reliable.

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Especially will help with whatsapp and sms links as if you want to add text you must encode it so up until now we could only do this in the sheet but now…

Thank you glide team !

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Great!

Agree

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For those who want/need a visual of a URL’s anatomy:

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This is incredible useful, thank you!

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Excellent.

I guess these URLs will be measured in Analytics right? Or if we build a URL we can know the traffic it generates.

One problem I see with the URL builder is that you can’t do it with deep links, it always takes you to the home of the app.

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Just dropping a link here, as it’s relevant to this topic and may be useful if someone comes looking for an example of how to use it.

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I did it with the template

Templates work too—construct URL is unique in that it percent-encodes the URL

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Doesn’t the browser do that?

I believe only construct URL column does that automatically, because I was having problems with Quickchart back in the days when I used template column.

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This has nothing to do with the possibility to create shorter shared links to the app, right?

Yes, that’s true.

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Could this be used somehow to track outbound link clicks?

No, as far as I aware.

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Ok, thanks @ThinhDinh.

What would you suggest to track outbound link clicks? I went through most of the posts related to this topic but have not been able to find anything…

I had replied to one of you other posts regarding this question. If you saw it already, you can ignore. If not, here it is.

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