Summer 2020: Top Updates in Parabola

July 24, 2020
The Parabola Team

Summer is in full swing and we've been hard at work continuing to improve Parabola for our users! Here are some highlights of what we've been up to:

First, you can finally invite your friends to Parabola! Every user has their own unique URL that can be shared directly with their friends or network. When someone clicks your link to sign up for Parabola, we'll throw them some extra credit to get started and roll out the red carpet for them with a 1:1 consultation with our team to make sure they get the most out of Parabola. The kicker? We'll send some credits your way as well! To find your invite link, click your profile photo and then the "Share" button. Copy your link in one click. It's that easy!

Next, customers regularly told us that they have flat files (CSVs or XLSs) piling up their inbox, only to frequently download them in order to then upload to Parabola. To help streamline this process, we built a new Pull from email attachment step so you can automatically clean up, analyze, and take action on your flat file data (CSVs) by just emailing the attachment to a dedicated email address. Published flows are triggered immediately upon receiving the file. We’ve already seen customers use it to integrate with their 3PLs, warehouses, and anywhere they regularly receive CSV files.

Our Insert math column step also received a major upgrade! You’ll now see basic syntax highlighting in the calculation field to easily spot column names amongst your operations. Additionally, we added formula validation, error handling, and auto-complete when you type in column names in order to speed up the process of writing a correct formula.

This month, we said goodbye to the List Contains step. In its place, introducing, the Find Overlap step! This improved step makes it even easier to compare one table to another and show you the rows that match, or those that don't. You can even match based upon case-sensitivity or approximate matching. Comparing lists is now simpler than ever.

Lastly, our What's New page is, well, new! Check it out here and see all the improvements and changes that have gone into making Parabola more useful and delightful to use so far this summer.

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