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Sequential Application

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Comidor platform offers you the ability to design your own apps through App Designer, without using coding. Making simple sequential or more complicated Apps is easier than ever, even for non-developer users. Comidor guides you with simple steps, in order to publish your idea.

There are various types of applications provided in Comidor App Designer. You can choose the one that fits better your needs from the following options:

  1. Table applications: 
    • Sequential apps (with workflows)
    • Process-enabled apps (with workflows)
    • Non-process enabled apps (Data-driven)
  2. Report applications
  3. Kanban applications

Let’s see step-by-step how to create and run a sequential app.

Sequential Application

The sequential app is a table process-enabled application. Choose this type when you want to monitor processes that are simple with only sequential tasks, with scheduling, state, completion, etc.

Access App Designer

In order to access App Designer go to the main menu on the left side of your screen and select the icon App Factory > Application Builder > App Designer


App Designer | Comidor Platform


In the new unit that opens, click on the button Create an App.

App Designer sequential table | Comidor Platform


Create App

Create a Sequential App | Comidor Platform

Create a Sequential App | Comidor Platform

Once you save your app, you will be redirected to the view form. Comidor guides you through simple steps to design your App.

sequential App Dashboard | Comidor Platform


1. Dashboard

In the step Dashboard, you get an overview of your application. In particular, you are able to view:


2. Process

In the second step, you can fully design your process in terms of the number and the looks of the process steps, your Data model, Table View and User forms.

App sequential Process | Comidor Platform


Define one by one the steps of your application, or Switch to BPMN design for more advanced applications. Each step is actually a workflow task in BPMN 2.0, with assignees, one form and fields linked to it. Click on “Create the first step of your application”.

App sequential step | Comidor Platform

In the pop-up window, you can:

Add more steps in the same way, by clicking on the “+” button.

App sequential steps | Comidor Platform

Data Model

sequential App Data Model | Comidor Platform

Table View

sequential App Table view | Comidor Platform

sequential app mobile preview | comidor platform


All forms included in this App will be visible in the tab User Forms. Create new or edit the existing forms here.

sequential App User Forms | Comidor Platform

sequential Publish User Forms | Comidor Platform


sequential App switch to BPMN | Comidor Platform

sequential App switch to BPMN | Comidor Platform

sequential App Process | Comidor Platform

3. Graphs

In step 3, you can design your app Graphs or Widgets. Comidor Widgets are the ideal choice for data visualization. Get the most updated data on the visualization format you define.

sequential App Graphs | Comidor Platform

You can easily create a new Graph, by clicking on the “+” icon.

App Graphs | Comidor Platform

Find out more about all types of Widgets and how to create them.

4. Advanced

Get the most out of the App Builder with this advanced options step by including user tabs in your records or the table of your app, event scripts and field rules to show or hide fields, sections or tabs in forms when specific conditions are met. This step is available only to Table applications (non-process & process enabled).

User Tabs

Use tabs to have complete control over the accessibility of your application.

sequential User tabs | Comidor Platform

App designer tabs | Comidor Platform

    • Type Widget: a tab to monitor all the widgets (general or application widgets)
      • Give a Title of the Tab
      • In the View Tab in: choose the table option.
      • Access Code defines who can access this tab
      • After saving this tab, click on Add widget button to Select the widget you would like to be display
      • All added widgets will be displayed on Linked widgets. You can click on the ‘-‘ to remove a widget from this tab.

Event Scripts

In this tab, you are able to write scripts for a certain Data Type to be executed before/after/on a specific event.

Click on the “+” icon to create a new Event script:

App designer event scripts | Comidor Platform

Field Rules

The field rules functionality enables you to hide or show fields/sections/tabs inside forms when certain conditions are met.

Click on the Field Rules tab and you will be able to see the sub-table of all field rules, with the following columns: Rule title, Field(s),  Section(s), Tab(s), Created by, Created on,  and the pin button.

  • Refresh button: Internal refresh in the table/all updated records will be presented
  • Search option: type a keyword and press enter; respective field rules will appear.
  • Pagination:

To create a new Field Rule press on the “+” button, and a creation form opens.Create Field Rules | Comidor Platform

  1. Give a Rule title
  2. Select the Action to be performed: you can either Hide or Show
  3. On: choose between fields, sections or tabs, depending on what you want to show or hide. Depending on the option you choose on the “ON” respective lists will appear.
  4. Set in which Form you wish this rule to be applied (from the user forms that the selected field is displayed)
  5. Choose the name of the Field(s)/Section(s)/Tab(s) that you wish to perform the above action. Click on the + icon to add more rows. – to remove a row.
  6. Select the desired Save option (refer to Quick Reference Guide)


Custom Condition Builder

After saving the Field Rule in your sequential app, and while being at the view form, you can add conditions.

  • Click on the ‘+’ icon to insert a new row
  • Select the unit that the field comes from (Process, Application name, etc.)
  • Choose the Name of the Field and its value
  • Use AND, OR, and parenthesis to form your conditions
  • After adding all the rows of conditions you need, click on the Publish condition button.

Field Rules | Comidor Platform

Manage Field Rules

  • If you want to make any changes to a Field Rule, simply select the respective Field Rule and click on the pencil icon.
  • After making any changes click on Save.
  • In order to change the conditions, simply make the changes you wish in the view form of the Field Rule, and then, press the Publish condition.
  • You can Delete one or more Field Rules, by multi-checking them in the Field Rules table and then clicking on Delete.

Field Rules | Comidor Platform


5. Configuration

In this step, you can make the configuration of the sequential application.

Basic configuration | Comidor Platform

App Configuration | Comidor Platform

App CSS Configuration | Comidor Platform

6. Analytics

The Analytics step provides the designers, with insights into each Workflow’s real-time usage.

Dashboard tab: Set Analytics Filters to get the results you wish.

Analytics Preview tab: Set Analytics Filters to get the results you wish.

workflow analytics preview | Comidor Platform



Finally, click on the Publish button in order to Publish your app.App Designer publish | Comidor Platform

Your app is ready to use!

Note that you can also create an Application with NLP in just 4 steps. Find out more here.

Edit Apps

If you want to edit an existing User App, go to the main menu on the left side of your screen and select the icon App Factory > Application Builder > App Designer. From the list of applications, select the one you wish to edit.

App Designer delete | Comidor Platform

Run App

Play App | Comidor Platform

See the Table

Users can apply the following actions in the table sequential applications:

View Sequential App | Comidor Platform


By clicking on the “+” icon you can create a new entry of this app. (In order to see the “+” icon, you should have checked first the respective option in the Configuration step of App Designer). A new tab will open with the form that was created in the App Designer. Fill in the fields and click on Save to add this entry.

See the Record

In a sequential app, the record will look as below:

Run Sequential App | Comidor Platform

Since the App is process enabled and linked with a workflow it will have State (Opened, Scheduled, Running, etc.) and also some more Tabs in the left-side menu, such as attachments, and workflow audit.

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