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Creation of new QB Actions and Webhooks will be locked as of  June 30, 2024

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Qrew Captain
3 months ago

Top of FormQBQuickbase makes it easy to reduce repetitive tasks and orchestrate workflows, uniting disconnected data onto one platform. With Pipelines, business users can manage both automations and integrations in one place. And we have been hard at work enhancing our Pipelines capability based on your feedback. Now, as we continue to look toward the future, we must also evaluate the role of older and less flexible features like Quickbase Actions and Webhooks. These two features will reach End of Sale on June 30, 2024, and creating new actions/webhooks will be locked at that time.


What this change means for you

Any actions and webhooks you’ve already created will continue to run, and you will still be able to edit them. However, you will no longer be able to create new actions or automations.

We strongly recommend that you avoid using unsupported features such as QB Actions and Webhooks because doing so presents a risk of disrupting your team’s workflow. Instead, you should build a pipeline for each your remaining actions and webhooks.

If you are an app builder, you already have access to create pipelines. If you do not see the Pipelines link below, please contact your account administrator to get access.

NOTE: This change to webhooks will not impact workflows you've built in Workato that connect to Quickbase.

The Pipelines Advantage

We have been continuously adding new capabilities and tools that make it easy for you to transition your workflow automations to our newer and more powerful Pipelines technology. Not only will this ensure that you don’t experience any disruption to your business or your processes, but it also opens the door to new workflow ideas that can connect across multiple systems.

  • Pipelines supports all QB Actions and Webhooks features – Pipelines supports all the features you’ve been leveraging within QB Actions and Webhooks, including the ability to query the previous value of a field.
  • Pipelines enables more sophisticated logic than Quickbase Actions and Webhooks – Pipelines supports more powerful business logic than QB Actions and Webhooks, including branching and looping, as well as parsing text.
  • Pipelines gives you the ability to scale workflow across systems – In addition to orchestrating workflow within your Quickbase ecosystem, Pipelines includes drag-and-drop integration with over 40 products including Outlook, Slack, and Sharepoint.


Recent Pipelines Improvements

We are making major improvements to Pipelines, which make it easier to build, enable more powerful pipelines, and make them easier to govern and manage.

Easier to build:

More powerful and reliable pipelines:

  • New integration channels for Fastfield and Snowflake
  • Improved Outlook channel enables replying to email thread
  • Improved Quickbase channel enables exporting records to CSV
  • Pipelines trigger up to 5x faster
  • Increased limit on outbound webhooks from 20/second to 50/second

Improved governance:

Focus areas for improving Pipelines

We’ve gotten feedback from many of you on Pipelines about what’s going well and where we have opportunity to improve. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. Getting this perspective is essential to help us evolve our product and make sure we are serving the community well. Looking forward, we are exploring a number of Pipelines enhancements:

  • AI-powered pipeline generation
  • Support for official service accounts
  • New bulk trigger step
  • Initial trigger time improvements
  • Connection Central improvements

What’s coming next

Looking further ahead, Quickbase Actions and Webhooks will reach End of Support in December 2024. At that point, existing actions and webhooks will continue to run, but you will no longer be able to edit them or create new ones.

We plan to keep existing actions and webhooks running for the foreseeable future. If this changes, we will make sure to provide a reasonable amount of notice first.

Our annual Empower conference is coming on May 8, 2024, where you can learn more about our upcoming plans for Pipelines as well as other exciting innovations we have coming soon. This will be a free, virtual event – sign up today!

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