What's New with Content

Below you'll find a list of updates to our documentation and to our free, online training resources available at Academy Online.

New this month is a tutorial on building a record! Watch the videos, follow along with the written instructions, or do both as you build a record. At the end of the tutorial, you’ll have a fully configured List View and Summary View.

Follow the directions in the tutorial to download the Getting Started application and sample data, or request a free trial site, which comes pre-loaded with the Getting Started app and sample data. Try it out!

Katie Ward, Instructional Systems Designer

To coincide with the new year, we’re introducing a new course on Academy Online: Appian Essentials! In this course, you’ll get an introduction to Appian and see how companies are using Appian to revolutionize their business practices. You’ll answer common questions such as How does Appian display data? and How is work completed in Appian? as well as participate in fun activities designed to enhance your learning!

Katie Ward, Instructional Systems Designer

We added a new page all about backward compatibility with Appian so you can learn what it is, why we did it, and how you can take advantage of it.

Background

Upgrading to a newer version of a platform that isn’t backward compatible can be time-consuming, expensive, and risky. We didn’t want that to be the case with Appian, so we committed to providing backward compatibility very early on, and made that a foundational principle for our platform’s design and development.

This means if you want to update to the latest version of Appian, our goal is to make your existing applications work without further effort on your part.

Read more...

Mischa DeNola, Manager, Information Development

We took the old Smart Services page and turned it into a reference page where you can look up any pallet option you see in the process modeler. This is one to bookmark.

Jonathan Katora, Senior Manager, Technical Marketing

We redid the Appian Functions page with a robust lookup table that makes browsing and searching through our library of functions faster and more effective. Check it out!

Mischa DeNola, Manager, Information Development

The new revised and expanded UX Design Guide is a collection of best practices and recommendations for creating attractive and usable interfaces.

Mischa DeNola, Manager, Information Development

With so many new and improved components and functions, we decided to update every single interface recipe to use all modern features so you can hit the ground running with all the cool new stuff in 17.2.

Mischa DeNola, Manager, Information Development

Working with process models can be complex, which is why we've provided a handy page that will walk you through where to investigate problems, how to solve some common issues you might encounter, and what to look out for.

Mischa DeNola, Manager, Information Development

Save time, improve confidence, and get more out of the new test-case feature with this new guidance and best pratices for testing expression rules in Appian.

Mischa DeNola, Manager, Information Development
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