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.
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.
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.
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.
We resolved an issue where connecting steps would sometimes not connect the data in the first attempt.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
The Pull from Email Attachment step can now receive files up to 5mb. Previously, the maximum attachment size was 1mb.
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.
Pull in over 400 unique metrics, apply pre-built reports that match your Facebook Ads dashboard, customize reports, create alerts, and more.
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.
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.
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.
We've made it easier to find which products and services you can use in Parabola with our new integrations page!
It's now easier to set a reply-to address and use line breaks in the body of your emails.
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.
We made it easier to navigate between the flows page, builder, and flow dashboard, co-located similar settings, and unified the design language so it’s more intuitive to take action on your flows.
Our Shopify integration is now live for all users! Seamlessly pull in orders, customers, products, inventory, and more to use in Parabola. Automatically create and update customers, update product-collection relationships, and change inventory levels in Shopify.
We heard from customers that it would be helpful to have ready-to-use templates at their fingertips, so we added some of our most used recipes to the sidebar! Pre-built flows, with baked-in best practices, now ready for whenever you need them.
It's now even easier to pull in preset and custom reports based on whatever metrics/dimensions you care about. We've loaded in 40+ presets to match the reports you're used to seeing in Google Analytics and help you get up and running quickly. Goal conversion data is also more accurate and metric dimensions now use more recognizable names.
It's now easier to work with dynamic dates, like being able to pull orders from the last month. We also added the ability to filter for unfulfilled orders & improved the experience of pulling in order-level data.
We made it easier for our e-commerce customers to work with their ShipStation data. Now you can easily combine data from ShipStation and other tools (like Shopify!), build analytics flows, set up customer alerts, and more!