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November AKTEK iO updates
Abir AlkhawandNov 28, 2022 2:56:21 PM2 min read

November 2022 AKTEK iO Updates

We are heading toward December with our full focus on improving our UX and adding strategic new features to AKTEK iO.

If you are already a customer, you can also go to our helpdesk and check our step-by-step guide to use these new features.


 Data Structure

Section duplication

Last month we made it possible to duplicate a data field. This month you will be able to copy a whole data structure section. 

data structure duplication



This month, more options have been added to the automation section to make your work faster.

Transform field into Ref

Transform any field in your data structure into a reference field. Please follow these steps:

1- Add a reference field and configure it correctly in your data structure.

2- Go to Automation > Transform field into Ref > Create a new job and configure it. Under the Target Ref field, choose the Reference field you have created in step 1.

3- Run the job.

After completing the above, iO will save the data in the Reference table and the original field.

AKTEK iO screenshot of the transform field into reference field tool

Transform Ref into Field

Similar to the previous point but in the other direction, now it is possible to transform a reference field into a text field. Make sure to have at least one text field in your data structure before running this job.

You can enable the option “Skip record if the target is enabled” to avoid overriding existing data.

screenshot of the transform reference field to normal field tool


View History

We added Audit Trail to all the automation jobs. Just click on the menu of any job, then click on History.

complete audit trail on AKTEK iO



Data Table

UX enhancements

You will notice the following updates when viewing your data:

1- When disabling the simplified view for page numbering, you can now click on the three dots in the middle of the page number sequence to enter a specific page number to go to.

page selection on AKTEK iO

Page selection tool on AKTEK iO

2- You can search by record ID.

3- Double click on a reference field to open the target record. (Changed from one click)

4- You can deselect the fixed option field from the table view by clicking on the “x”.

ux enhancements on iO

5- if your data contains URLs, you can click on the URL from the table view to open it in a new window.


Bulk upload

Finally, we would like to announce the sunset on an old feature for bulk upload. 

No more downloading excel templates, filling data, and re-uploading. You can now use the “Import data from files” instead. It’s easier, supports more records, and allows you to create a data structure from scratch. Please contact your account manager if you’re not familiar with this feature yet.

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Abir Alkhawand

As a product manager at AKTEK, I aim to improve product features and customer experience continuously. I support our clients with their requests, collect their suggestions, and coordinate with the technical team for the most efficient delivery of these updates.