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July 2021 release of Baserow

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The list of changes for this release is long. It ranges from improved password validation to Heroku templates to bug fixes. View the full list at the bottom of this post for a complete overview. We also worked on three bigger features. Never lose track of when a row is created or modified with the created on and last modified field types. Have you ever needed a place to discuss a row in more detail or do you simply want explain what you have changed? You can do that with our new premium row comments feature which will be available in the upcoming premium version of Baserow.

Created on and last modified fields

It is now possible to keep track of when a row was last changed and when it was initially created by two new field types. The "Last Modified" field shows the date when that row was last updated. The "Created On" field will show the date when the row was initially created. You can optionally include the time in both. The fields are read only and can't be edited directly. All the expected date filters are also available for these field.

Screenshot created on and last modified field types

Row comments (premium)

In the premium version of Baserow (available soon!) you and others in your group can now leave comments on rows. Comments are sent instantly to everyone else in your group, so you can chat in real-time using them. To add a row comment you first click the expand row button which appears on the left hand side of the row when hovering over or selecting a row. Then the row comments sidebar will be visible where you can see existing comments and add your own.

Screenshot row comments

Link to table filters

We received a lot requests regarding filters related to a link to table field. We have now introduced two new filters to check if a link to table field `has` or `has not` a relationship. Simple create the filter, choose a related row and you will only see rows that have a relationship with the chosen row.

One Click deploy to Heroku

It is now even easier to self host Baserow because we now have a Heroku template. Install by clicking on the one click deploy to Heroku button. More information and the button can be found in our documentation.

All changes

All the changes of version 1.5 listed.

  • Row comments premium
  • Created on field type
  • Last modified field type
  • Made it possible to leave a group
  • The automatically generated API docs now live on /api-docs instead of /api/docs
  • We removed the possibility to store user tables in a separate PostgreSQL database
  • Fixed a bug where the selected drop down item was out of the view port when using the navigation keys
  • A link to table contains filter
  • Made the form view compatible with importing and exporting via the export_group_applications and import_group_applications management commands
  • Pressing the F2 key does not clear the cell if selected
  • Added password validation to the password reset page
  • Added backup and restore entire database management commands
  • Relaxed the URL field validator and made it consistent across the backend and web-frontend
  • Added steps on how to configure Baserow to send emails in the install-on-ubuntu guide
  • Enabled password validation of the backend
  • Fixed exposing Redis when using Docker Compose
  • Heroku One Click To Deploy template
  • Fixed bug preventing the deletion of rows with a blank single select primary field
  • Fixed error in trash cleanup job when deleting multiple rows and a field from the same table at once
  • Improved templates:
  • New templates:

Warning unsecured Redis with Docker Compose

Warning: From version 0.8.0 to 1.4.1 of Baserow the docker-compose.yml included in the root of this repository has exposed an unsecured redis instance by default on the ip:port 0.0.0.0:6379. If you have been running a server which is accessible via the internet using this docker-compose.yml then it is possible this redis server has been exposed to the internet depending on your operating system, networking setup and firewall settings. Please update to the latest version of Baserow, 1.4.2 which no longer exposes the redis, db and mjml containers. Additionally, 1.4.2 only exposes the backend, web-frontend and media containers on localhost and not on 0.0.0.0. If you were previously relying on docker-compose.yml publicly exposing Baserow then please follow the make Baserow publicly accessible section in the docker how to guide.

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