Features Available with Update Options

Article Number:04051

On the "Update Options" screen, you can enable or disable some of the new (or updated) features.
This article describes the features that can be enabled or disabled as of the release of the February 2024 update.

Features selectable under "Disable New Features"

Indicate on the Form Settings Screen Which Fields Will Be Auto-Populated

This feature makes it so fields that will be auto-populated when you enter data for a record are also indicated on the Form settings screen.

Screenshot: Fields specified as field mappings of a "Lookup" field are grayed out on the Form settings screen.

For example, fields specified as field mappings of a "Lookup" field are always grayed out when you enter data for a record because their data is automatically retrieved based on the value entered in the "Lookup" field. With this feature, such fields are also grayed out on the Form settings screen.

Selecting the checkbox for this feature under Disable New Features will disable it. This feature can be disabled until the May 2024 update is released. From that time onward, this feature will always be enabled.

Evaluate Assignee Selection Method Change Immediately Upon Change Attempt in Process Management Settings

This feature makes it so an error that appears if you cannot change the assignee selection method (User chooses one assignee from the list to take action, All assignees in the list must take action, or One assignee in the list must take action) in Process Management is displayed at the time when you are trying to change the assignee selection method on the Process Management settings screen.
Previously, this error would appear only when you clicked Update App after saving the Process Management settings.

Selecting the checkbox for this feature under Disable New Features will disable it. This feature can be disabled until the May 2024 update is released. From that time onward, this feature will always be enabled.

Changes to How Invalid Values Are Handled by JavaScript APIs for Getting or Setting "Number" Field Values

This update changes how invalid values are handled by JavaScript APIs for getting or setting "Number" field values.

Selecting the checkbox for this feature under Disable New Features will disable it. This feature can be disabled until the May 2024 update is released. From that time onward, this feature will always be enabled.

Features selectable under "Disable New Features (Features available only in Current Channel)"

Features selectable under Disable New Features (Features available only in Current Channel) are displayed only when Current Channel is selected in the Select Update Channel section.
Note that the features you can enable or disable may change at any time. For the latest information on which features can be enabled or disabled, please check the "Update Options" screen.

Features selectable under "Preview Upcoming New Features"

As of the release date of the February 2024 update, there are no new features or enhancements that can be previewed.

Features selectable under "New Features in Development"

Displaying All Errors Together When File Import Fails

When multiple errors occur during an Import from File operation, only one error is displayed on the "Imported Files" screen.

However, if you enable this feature, you can display up to 20 errors at once. (Some errors may be excluded.) The error message format will also be partially different compared to when the feature is disabled.
Example of the screen that displays multiple errors

For details on the "Imported Files" screen, refer to Checking the Status of File Import.

New File Import Method

With the file import method that has been used until now, the import process stops if a single instance of non-importable data is encountered when importing data from an Excel or CSV file into an existing app.
If you select the Enable this feature: New File Import Method checkbox under New Features in Development, data sets will continue being imported from a file even if it contains some data sets that are non-importable.

For more details, refer to New File Import Method (New Feature in Development).

System Monitoring

This feature adds the System Monitoring section to the "Kintone Administration" screen.
On the "System Monitoring" screen, you can check the status of search indexing jobs.

Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

Allow Kintone Administrators to Restrict Plug-in Use

This feature allows Kintone Administrators to configure which apps and spaces are allowed to be used with each plug-in. If a space is set to use a plug-in, all of the apps within the space can use the plug-in.

Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.
To set up restrictions for the use of a plug-in, open the "Plug-ins" screen in Kintone Administration, then click Settings for the plug-in under Imported Plug-ins or Plug-in Marketplace.

Show User Profile Pop-ups

This feature shows a user's various links and department information in a pop-up when you click their Kintone user name.

Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.
This feature is only applied to some areas in Kintone. There are plans to apply it to additional areas in future updates.

Receive "To Me" Notifications on Desktop When Kintone Is Opened in Google Chrome Browser

This feature displays desktop notifications when "To Me" notifications are received in Kintone.
When you receive a "To Me" notification while you have Kintone open in a tab of your web browser, the notification details appear on your desktop.
This allows you to notice right away when you receive notifications, even if you aren't looking at the Kintone screen.
As of the January 2024 update, this feature only supports Google Chrome.

Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.
Note that anyone who wants to receive desktop notifications needs to configure the following settings for the environment in which they use Kintone.

Settings that each user needs to configure to use desktop notifications

  • In Google Chrome, open the "Personal Settings" screen in Kintone and enable Desktop Notifications.
    For the steps to open the "Personal Settings" screen, refer to Personal Settings.

  • Allow notifications from Kintone in your web browser's settings
    Configure your settings using one of the following methods.

    • Click Allow on the pop-up message that appears in your web browser asking if you want to allow notifications sent from Kintone.
    • Add the URL of your Kintone environment as a site to allow notifications from in your Google Chrome notification settings.
  • Enable receiving notifications from Google Chrome in your OS's notification settings

    • For Windows: Configure the settings from Notifications in Settings.
    • For Mac: Configure the settings from Notifications in System Settings.

Show Date and Time Values in "DD MM YYYY" Format When Browser's Language Setting Is Set to English (Australia)

This feature displays Kintone date and time values in "DD MM YYYY" format. Date and time values can also be entered in "DD MM YYYY" format.

Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.
As of the January 2024 update, this feature is only applied if the following conditions are met.

  • Use Web browser settings is selected under Language in Account Settings.
  • English (Australia) is selected as the language in your web browser's settings.

Improved Kintone Administration Design ("Header Color" Screen Design and Layout Change)

This feature updates the UI and layout design of Kintone Administration.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.
This feature is only applied to the "Header Color" screen. There are plans to apply it to additional screens in future updates.

Ability to Change Already Set App Codes

This feature lets you change app codes that have already been set in App Settings.
After changing an app code, you can set the previously-used app code for a different app.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

Before changing an app code, make sure to check Notes on Changing App Codes.

Show App Title Bar on In-Space Apps

This feature displays a title bar at the top of opened in-space apps. The title bar includes the app's icon and name.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

API Lab

API Lab lets you try out APIs that are currently in development.
These APIs may be discontinued mid-development or changed dramatically. For this reason, we recommend using them only for testing purposes, and not with your actual Kintone environment.

JavaScript API for Getting Logged-In User Permissions for Currently Opened Record

This allows you to use a JavaScript API that can get logged-in user permissions for records that are currently open.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

JavaScript API for Getting Logged-In User's App Permissions

This allows you to use a JavaScript API for getting logged-in user permissions for apps. As of January 2024, it is possible to get permission only for adding records.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

JavaScript API for Showing/Hiding Sidebar of Currently Opened Record

This allows you to use a JavaScript API for showing or hiding the Comments/History sidebar of an open record.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

Title Field Settings Values and Some of Misc Settings Values Retrievable/Updatable with REST API for Getting/Updating General Settings

This adds more items that can be handled by the Get General Settings REST API and Update General Settings REST API.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

JavaScript API for Showing/Hiding Add Record Button in Custom View

This allows you to use a JavaScript API for showing or hiding the Add Record button in a custom view.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

JavaScript API for Showing/Hiding Edit Record Button

This allows you to use a JavaScript API for showing or hiding the Edit Record button on the "Record Details" screen.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

JavaScript API for Retrieving Space Information on In-Space Apps' Screens

This allows you to use a JavaScript API for getting space information on in-space app screens.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

The "Only Allow Space Administrators to Create Apps" Setting Retrievable with REST API for Getting Space Information

This allows you to use the Get Space REST API to also get the "Only allow space administrators to create apps" setting.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

REST API for Adding Plug-Ins

This allows you to use a REST API for adding plug-ins.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

JavaScript API for Getting General Information of an App

This allows you to use a JavaScript API for getting an app's general information.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

REST API for Changing Space Where App Belongs

This allows you to use a REST API for changing the space to which an app belongs.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

REST API for Creating a Space without Specifying a Space Template

This allows you to use a REST API for creating a space without specifying a space template.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

REST API for Getting/Updating Notes for App Administrators

This allows you to use a REST API for getting or updating Notes for App Administrators in App Settings.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.

REST API for Getting/Updating Categories Settings

This allows you to use a REST API for getting or updating the Categories settings of an app.
Selecting the checkbox for this feature under New Features in Development will enable it.