Can anyone direct me somewhere where I can get an Quickbase API guide for dummies?

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I'm not sure that there is an definitive answer.  The link from HELP to the API guide seems to be temporarily disabled.  I'm not sure why, but perhaps its being updated.  But its here http://www.quickbase.com/api-guide/index.html#intro.html and then the API calls are here  http://www.quickbase.com/api-guide/index.html#functional_categories.html%3FTocPath%3DQuickBase%2520API%2520Call%2520Reference|_____3

If you go to the Exchange there is an app I posted there called URL Formula Buttons for Dummies v1.  It only deals with APIs as used in formula URL fields.
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URL Formula Buttons for Dummies is exactly what I needed.  Thank you!
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In general it is easier and more powerful to have your button invoke JavaScript rather than load a new URL. Crafting a URL and passing parameters is fraught with parsing and typo errors and limits you to only loading a new page. You can't (1) inspect the results of the new page, (2) conditionally load the page, (3) apply custom logic, (4) chain several API methods together or any other custom functionality. It is vastly easier to and more powerful to use the UNOB technique as explained here:

What Is The UNOB Technique?
https://quickbase-community.intuit.com/questions/1144099