The tree view in the Variables/Fields tool window and the formula assistant in LL23 feature new virtual formula variables that offer an enhanced drag & drop experience. If you expand a date value, you’re offered a whole lot of different options now:
The same for numerical, string and boolean fields:
Of course, the tree still supports multiselection, so selecting these fields
and dropping them on the workspace results in this table:
Note the year column – a single click on the field reveals it’s true value, which is now a combination of a formula and the dropped field:
Besides making things faster even if you know what you’re doing, this will also help your less tech-savy end users to cope with the Designer more easily.
We’re eager to know what formattings and formulas you’d find useful. Did we make the right choices? Any more ideas? Feel free to drop them into the comments below.