What's New
in Parabola

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May 12, 2021

Transfer data with our new FTP integration

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We pride ourselves as being the go-to tool for bulk data automation, and our new ability to import and export files through an FTP server only furthers that! Pull in CSV and Excel files, and work with larger data feeds including RSS and XML with our FTP integration.

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May 12, 2021

Explore inputs from past steps using Tabs

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We've introduced more apparent tabs within the step settings at the top of the table, making it easier to explore input data from a previous step!

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May 12, 2021

Organize your flows using Cards

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Have you checked out our new Cards feature? Now you can easily add context to steps by using the rich text editor, improve the organization of your flow, and keep collaborators on the same page! 

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April 26, 2021

The Filter rows step just got faster

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We've made some major performance updates to our Filter rows step. This step can keep or remove rows based on a set of conditions up to 15x faster.

For those of you working with larger datasets, the performance update should be a big improvement. Check out how fast we can filter through 100k rows of data!

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April 9, 2021

A more dynamic builder experience

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Visual updates have been added to the builder including more consistent visuals and styling, larger arrows, intuitive text selection, and a single click to deselect steps. Tool tips have also been added to highlight any fixes to that need to be addressed in your flow. More improvements coming soon!

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March 24, 2021

Send to Airtable step is now live

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We’re excited to announce that the Send to Airtable step is now live! You can create, update, and delete records in your Airtable base without needing an API. Select the base and table that you want to send data to and map your Airtable field to the related column in Parabola.

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December 22, 2020

Major visual update to step configuration

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We just launched our new design system for step configuration, codenamed "Metro" after Fritz Lang's silent sci-fi classic film, "Metropolis". Steps largely work the same, but you'll notice that the form elements that comprise them have received a major visual update. Our goal with this release (and the many that will follow it) is to make our steps look and work more consistently and to improve accessibility and learnability.

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December 21, 2020

New find and replace step functionality

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The Find and replace step has an improved look, as well as some new functionality. You can now find multiple values at once and replace them all with a value. You can specify if the find field should find the value as part of a cell, or as the entire cell. Similarly, the replace field can replace just the value that was found, or replace the entire cell if a value was found within it.

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December 15, 2020

Shopify customer, order, & product tags

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The Send to Shopify step now supports updating tags on customers, orders, and products. This is particularly useful for automatically moving products in and out of smart collections, keeping customers up to date with tags, and organizing orders.

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December 11, 2020

Manage Shopify Smart & Manual Collections

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We made some big improvements to our Pull from Shopify step. You now have the ability to pull in both Smart and Manual collections! With this new setting, you choose if you want to pull in data about your collections or pull in a list of products associated with a collection.

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December 3, 2020

Step connection fix

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We resolved an issue where connecting steps would sometimes not connect the data in the first attempt.

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November 24, 2020

Introducing... our new How To section!

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We're excited to announce our new How To section! Enjoy consolidated, updated, and brand new How To articles to get the most out of Parabola. Whether you're new to Parabola and want help getting started, or you've been using Parabola for a while and need a refresher on some of our steps, we've updated and written these articles to cater to everyone.

Visit parabola.io/how-to to learn more!

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November 17, 2020

Improved, lightening-fast data search

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Many of our customers work with large data sets in Parabola and scrolling through thousands of columns and millions of rows is not fun. We addressed that by improving our search. Now you can search column names and cell values seamlessly. We'll focus you in on the columns and rows that contain what you're looking for, but you can always expand columns and rows if you need more context.

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November 4, 2020

Updates to the draft/live experience

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We made it easier to see the version of your flow that is actively running so you can easily track down any issues. We also streamlined the ability to edit the draft version of your flow, so that you don't interrupt the active version until you're done editing. After many conversations with our customers, it's clear that this is more in line with the way they think about editing and running their flows.

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October 28, 2020

Overhauled steps for ease of use

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We know that Parabola steps are core building blocks in Parabola, so we want them to be delightful to use. Our team has been hard at work updating over 20 steps in the past few weeks, and we're not done yet! We've announced all the specific step updates in our Community if you want to learn more

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October 19, 2020

New onboarding that takes your lead

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We overhauled onboarding to be a more integrated part of the product experience. We want onboarding to give new users more freedom to explore Parabola while providing relevant, contextual information if and when they need it. Onboarding can also now be revisited at anytime, in case customers need a refresher on using Parabola.

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October 14, 2020

5mb files in Pull Email Attachment step

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The Pull from Email Attachment step can now receive files up to 5mb. Previously, the maximum attachment size was 1mb.

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September 29, 2020

Email CSV attachment step error

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We added email validation to the Email CSV attachment step so that it no longer shows a "calculation error" when an invalid email address is used.

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September 24, 2020

Introducing our Facebook Ads integration!

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Pull in over 400 unique metrics, apply pre-built reports that match your Facebook Ads dashboard, customize reports, create alerts, and more.

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September 23, 2020

Auto-detect date formats

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The Format dates step now auto-detects the format of your dates, so you no longer need to worry about using the correct formatting language and structure.

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September 16, 2020

We improved the performance of large flows

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Flows now run at roughly 3x the framerate and the performance of selecting and moving multiple steps at a time in large flows has greatly improved.

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August 20, 2020

Send to Shopify step can now issue refunds

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We've added support for calculating and issuing refunds in the Send to Shopify step! Now you can take a list of items and their orders and issue refunds, automatically.

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August 18, 2020

New Integrations page

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We've made it easier to find which products and services you can use in Parabola with our new integrations page!

parabola.io/integrations

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August 17, 2020

Send Emails by row step improvements

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It's now easier to set a reply-to address and use line breaks in the body of your emails.

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August 14, 2020

Updates to the Insert If/Else Column step

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The Insert If/Else Column step has been updated with a fresh interface, giving you the ability to apply logic in plain English. You can also now combine dynamic column references with static text for even more powerful rules.