Does quickbase consider the field label as field name? Or it keeps separate name for fields internally?

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Originally posted in the former community durning migration:
Can i use space ,? ' / like characters in field label ?
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Each field has a name.  The names can be pretty much anything, using pretty much any characters,  but I strongly suggest not using the [ and ] characters in the name as your head will explode.  I had a client who used these characters in their field names and the formuals were most confusing as the field names needed to be "escaped" with the \ character.

On a form and on a table report you can override the labels which appear to users.


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QuickBaseCoach App Dev./Training , Mark Shnier, Principal
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You can use a question mark, and I have used the / before. But I have encountered trouble using single quotes. QB looks at a field's FID, or Field ID #. You can see these in the Field list of your table. You can also use alternate labels on your forms.

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