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LandonWyrick's avatar
LandonWyrick
Qrew Member
24 days ago

Quickbase Actions

I am trying to make a Quickbase action... When a certain action takes place, I would like for a field to be edited, rather than having a new record created. However, the option for a field to be edited is blurred out. I need the field in another table to be edited? What am I missing?

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  • Actions are being phased out in June (much to our dismay). So I would attempt this as a pipeline.

    However, if you are going to try the action - actions can only edit records in a report link. And an action will edit ALL records in that report link. So for example, if you have a child table, when your action takes place, you can select edit records in 'this child table', and then on the bottom select which fields will be edited and what value they will get. If a field is not available, that means it is not an editable field.

    If you are trying to edit a field in the record where the action is taking place, you can sneakly do it with an action by creating a report link that shows itself, though that is not best practice. In that case you should use a webhook (also being phased out), or the real 'new' way is with pipelines.

    • LesKimbler's avatar
      LesKimbler
      Qrew Cadet

      "Actions are being phased out in June (much to our dismay)"

      Has this been announced? I have heard nothing about Actions going away?

      • GretchenJorgens's avatar
        GretchenJorgens
        Qrew Member

        It was announced in March release notes:
        https://helpv2.quickbase.com/hc/en-us/articles/24733708413716-Quickbase-March-2024-Release-Notes