What are beta blocks?

Question:

What are beta blocks? What does it mean a block displays the text "BETA" next to the block name on the Notebook?

Can I use beta blocks for production workflows?

How do I enable beta blocks?

How do I use beta blocks?

How long is a block in beta for?

What if I find a bug while using a beta block?

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Answer:

What are beta blocks?

Beta blocks are blocks that are in development and may be subject to change before transitioning to a full release. They are made available to users seeking early access to upcoming features.

Can I use beta blocks for production workflows?

We do not recommend Beta blocks for production workflows. Beta blocks are subject to increased updates and changes, which may cause issues in productions workflows.

How do I enable beta blocks?

To enable Beta blocks, go to File > Settings and check the Show Beta Blocks box.

How do I use beta blocks?

A Beta tab will show up in the Ribbon once the Show Beta blocks option is turned on. You can search for Beta blocks in the Searchbar by typing in "beta". Add a Beta block to your Notebook to use it.

To see the full list of Beta blocks, go to Documentation > Block Documentation > Blocks > Beta.

How long is a block in beta for?

The timeline for each block to be in Beta varies depending on the testing and development ongoing for that block.

What if I find a bug while using a beta block?

If you find a bug while using a Beta block, contact support with the following information: issue, file, crash files if applicable, and the steps to reproduce. 

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