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Can I have a button to invoke a script locally and pass values from a field into it?

  • 1.  Can I have a button to invoke a script locally and pass values from a field into it?

    Posted 06-22-2017 14:25
    I am assuming this isn't possible or not worth its work but I am curious. Whenever we have a new client/project we have to create a group of folder for them, and they are always the same group folder. So they are named "Client/Project + Folder Name". We use a really simple batch file to create the folders:

    @echo off    md Folder_1 Folder_2 Folder_3

    Though is it possible that I could invoke it through a Quickbase button and also pass a field value to it. So if the client name was say "Bob" it would pass it, and get the output Bob_Folder_1 or [Client/Project Name]_Folder_1.


  • 2.  RE: Can I have a button to invoke a script locally and pass values from a field into it?

    Posted 06-22-2017 14:41
    It would be a major security issue if you could press a button on a web page and run a script on the local machine so browsers prevent this behavior.


  • 3.  RE: Can I have a button to invoke a script locally and pass values from a field into it?

    Posted 06-22-2017 14:47
    Yea, my concern even if there had been a work around was people then being able to alter the script maliciously. I was mostly just curious as to what limitations Quickbase had client side