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JavaScript – Custom Branding Change in June Release Earlier this year we announced some upcoming changes to how Quickbase will handle custom code (like JavaScript) when it is placed outside of code pages. Our first change took place in April 2021 and now our second phase that will affect Javascript in Custom Branding will take place in June 2021 during our monthly release. You can learn more about why we need to make these changes, when each specific change will happen, and what you can do to prepare in our blog post . As of 06/13/2021 , app builders will no longer be able to insert or edit content (like JavaScript) that is not supported ...
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Automating with Pipelines: Information and Resources Pipelines provides Quickbase builders with the tools to easily design automated workflow that can connect across their Apps and other third-party systems. With Pipelines, you don’t need to write code to integrate your data and unlock the true potential of your apps. The technology that we’ve put into Pipelines builds on the lessons that we learned with our older Quickbase Automations feature. As a result, Pipelines is able provide a comprehensive foundation to support both the automated workflows that have become a core part of many Quickbase Apps, as well as new processes that require a greater degree ...
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New dashboards are now generally available Our goal here at Quickbase is to help companies achieve operational agility. That enables you to be more responsive to your customers, more engaging to your employees, and making your business as adaptable as possible to what’s next. Quickbase Insights is what we call the set of capabilities that help you unlocks real-time reporting and operational insights across teams, processes, and disparate systems securely. Quickbase Insights is key to achieving operational agility, and that’s why we’ve focused so much of our product innovation in this area recently. We just reached general availability for our new table ...
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Empower 2021 was Virtual which means you still have access to our 40+ Breakout Sessions, 30+ On Demand Quick Hits, and industry-focused networking sessions. This FAQ will help you to navigate everything Empower has to offer. Q: How do I register? A: You can still register here if you want to access Empower 2021. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and password to access the environment. Q: How do I log in? A: You can access the Empower 2021 event platform using the email you registered with and the password you received in your confirmation email. Q: What are the system requirements for the ...
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Hello Quickbase Community! My name is John Karas and I'm a Product Manager here at Quickbase. I'm super excited to share with you that on Tuesday April 27th, we launched our Platform Analytics feature into general availability! All customers who are on New plans (anyone with Read entitlements in their contract) will now receive this feature as part of their subscription. Since I started at Quickbase in 2018, I’ve continuously heard how customers wanted more visibility into how their no-code innovation ecosystem is being used . Quickbase can be used for just about any process you want track, improve, extend, or report on, so the idea of being able to see ...
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Supercharging Summary Reports with New Aggregation Options Quickbase helps businesses overcome tough process challenges every day. We do this by giving citizen developers the right tools to perfect their team’s unique processes. One of those tools is summary reports, making it easy for you to present complex business metrics organized by category. However, if you’ve worked extensively with summary reports you may notice some calculations not working as you expect. We’ve introduced a new report feature called summary report formulas, to allow you to perform calculations on aggregated data without needing to create additional tables. The Averages of Averages ...
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Enablement Services at Quickbase With years of experience and thousands of wildly successful customers, our Customer Success Team have become experts in delivering maximum value in the shortest time possible so our customers can take full advantage of the Quick Base platform. We leveraged the last 20 years of learnings and customer feedback to design a suite of enablement services that have the flexibility to meet our customers wherever they are along their journey with Quickbase. Whether a customer is brand new to the platform or has been with us for years, we offer a personalized experience to help you achieve your ever evolving goals. Going beyond the ...
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New Table Reports - GA Launch As you may have heard over the last year, we are currently in the middle of a multi-year journey to refresh the entire user interface of the Quick Base platform. This has lots of benefits. It will provide a more modern and consistent product experience, prepare us for future support of international characters and accessibility, and speed up our delivery of new features in the long term. Read more about that here . Today, I'm excited to announce that the first major feature of the UI Refresh, our new table report, is officially ready to enter General Availability! With this GA launch, the toggle at the top of your table ...
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Quickbase is uniquely positioned to solve numerous business problems because of both the product's incredible flexibility and the different approach to how people build applications on the platform. The problem solvers who use the tool can resolve critical business challenges themselves in days and even hours on a system that IT trusts and can govern at enterprise-scale. Although powerful in business users' hands, the technically inclined can elevate Quickbase to new heights by integrating it with other systems through extension points such as Pipelines, Quickbase's native integration platform. Public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services provide many building ...
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March 3 rd , 2021 was the busiest day in terms of traffic in Quickbase’s 20-year history. We now regularly exceed two billion requests (a request is simply any human user or API traffic) in a given month all while at the same time, builders are creating applications with a higher complexity than ever before. Keeping the platform, and individual applications, humming requires an awesome Site Reliability Team whose primary purpose is to keep our platform up and running while balancing security and compliance. On top of the platform, and without a single line of code, our innovative builders have created applications that exceed our wildest dreams. Some ...
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EOTI. But Make it Safe!

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Everyone on the Internet. This phrase can elicit so many emotions. For many of our clients, they get the feeling of relief. ‘ Finally! A way that we can allow OUR clients to access Quickbase directly for order entry! ’ For me, a developer who was highly involved in SOC auditing process es at my last company, it leaves me with a deep sense of unease. There’s obviously an appetite for allowing EOTI! There are many use-cases where it’s considered necessary. But it’s not without risks. One of your company’s most precious commodities is its data. You don’t want your clients stumbling across another client’s data, or data ...
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Send SMS Text Messages with Pipelines and Twilio Twilio is a service used to automate SMS text messaging. Including Twilio within your Quickbase ecosystem can be a huge value gain, adding efficiency to internal processes, like alerting employees out in the field or providing transparency to your customers with real-time updates. In this blog, I'll be focusing on a Work Order use case where we provide the customer with real-time status updates throughout the lifecycle of the Work Order. Getting Started First things first, login to your Twilio account and make sure you have your Account SID and Authentication token ready to go in order to authenticate ...
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New Dashboard Open Beta

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New Dashboard Open Beta As this past year has proven, business conditions and job functions can change rapidly. Organizations need to flex and adapt their business processes to keep up with the pace of these changes. This is operational agility, and it helps companies navigate the challenges of today. One of the keys to operational agility is the ability to make decisions quickly. In order to do that you need to have accurate data you can be confident in, tailored to the decision you're trying to make. Our New Dashboards, representing the next major milestone in our UI Refresh, are built with these needs in mind. We can't wait to give you a better way ...
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Introducing the Code Page Samples App Hello Builders! We are on a constant journey to elevate the level of sophistication that can be achieved in Quickbase. From new aggregate capabilities, Pipelines, a refreshed UI and class-leading governance, Quickbase is a truly no-code tool . But to us, no code doesn’t have to mean “ code not allowed ”. While we are retiring iCal and vCard fields natively, those features can be achieved with a little bit of JavaScript and our new RESTful APIs. More recently, we announced that we will be changing the way the platform handles custom content (like JavaScript code) that is inserted outside of code pages to put ...
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Using Code Pages to Refresh with a Delay End User Workflow Often, builders want to click a button to trigger a Pipeline, and then wait a few seconds giving the workflow time to complete prior to refreshing the page. This is especially common when Pipelines are interacting with a 3 rd -party webservice (for example, creating a record in another system and bringing back confirmation data). This can enhance the user experience vs the user having to refresh the page manually after clicking button initially. This can be accomplished with a code page . Example First, create a F ormula URL field and ...
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The sheer power of the SearchAndReplace function One of the ways Quickbase empowers non-coders to build their own business solutions is through our Excel-like formula language. The SearchAndReplace function raises the bar by making it easier to manipulate text data. Aside from replacing all appearances of one word with another word, what is it that makes SearchAndReplace special? First, you can use SearchAndReplace to remove all appearances of a word or phrase from a piece of text. You can do this by using a pair of empty quotes. This can be useful for filtering out noise in your data. For example, some companies sync in email messages into their Quickbase ...
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Introducing Unlimited Quickbase Channel Usage in Pipelines We all rely on a wide range of tools to get work done every day, and for most of us the idea of being unable to use one of those tools is a scenario too horrible to even imagine. As our Pipelines technology becomes an increasingly vital tool in many of your lives, we recognize how important it is to keep removing any barriers that threaten your productivity. That’s why we’ve just made a change to Pipelines that will give you and your teams the freedom to experiment with new processes, test and adapt your existing Pipelines, and automate workflow between Quickbase Applications, all without worrying ...
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Quickbase Analytics: Summary Tables This article is the third in the Quickbase Analytics series. These posts outline different approaches builders can use to improve the analytical insights they gain from their Quickbase apps. These posts are geared towards experienced builders as some more advanced concepts are used. Quickbase’s summary reports are a great tool to aggregate data and gain insights into your business . How ever, what if you wanted to use summarized data at a record level ? For example, we want to compare the company level profit margin % to each individual branch profit margin %. If ...
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LDAP for single sign-on reaching End of Life on Oct 15, 2021 On Wednesday, October 15, 2021, we will officially retire LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) as a source of authentication to the Quickbase platform. For Platform and Unlimited customers, we have been offering LDAP as an option to authenticate users logging into Quickbase by integrating with their company’s user directory service as a Single Sign-On (SSO) solution. Any accounts currently using LDAP will need to migrate to SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) to continue authenticating to the Quickbase platform with directory service integration. If there is any issue with switching ...
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One of the best ways to bring your Quick Base skills to the next level is by learning from your peers. But what if you're the only app builder or one of a small handful on your team? Forming or joining a user group, either internally within your organization or in your local area, is a great way to foster this kind of learning environment. At Quick Base, we're always looking to help Quick Base builders connect with each other and do great things. Here are a few questions for the group: If you are a member of a user group already, what are some keys to success? If you are NOT a member of a user group, what would make you want to join one? ...
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