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CarlieMaheurin's avatar
Qrew Member
8 months ago

URL String Reference

I am working to create multiple Formula URL buttons that help with workflows through saving, editing, redirecting, etc. I've found scattered references that can be used with QB records/navigation, but I can't seem to find some sort of central reference for how to build/read URL strings.

For instance: URLRoot() & "db/" & [_DBID_Projects] & "?a=API_EditRecord&rid=" & [Record ID#] & "&apptoken=" & [App Token] & "&_fid_266=" & true & "&rdr=" & URLEncode(URLRoot() & "db/" & Dbid() & "?a=doredirect&z=" & Rurl())

I know what the URL accomplishes within my app, and can see how most of that is reflected in the string. But using that information to create new URL strings that do different things has been a struggle for me. only helps a little with using ?z= and some API functions helps with queries for the most part

The API Guide is great for details.

Magic Buttons has a good number of examples, but I can't always parse it out to my needs.

Can anyone direct me to a single reference/resource??

Thank you!

Carlie Maheurin

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  • If you need a simple read string then you would use dr (display record) or er (edit record) like so: 

    realm.quickbase.come/db/dbid?a=dr&rid=[Record ID#] or 

    realm.quickbase.come/db/dbid?a=er&rid=[Record ID#] to land them on an edit form. 

    As to the root of your question about where to find a single source - not sure if I have a great answer beyond just google, but I would recommend looking at Quickbase Junkie - I've heard great things about her training and support materials so I would look there potentially. 

    Chayce Duncan