File Respository in Quickbase

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Is there a way to have a File Respository/List in Quickbase, kind of like how it can be done in Share Point?

Better question, when there's a file attachment in a table, where are the files actually stored?
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The files are natively stored on Quick Base.  There is no alternative back door path to see the files.

Note that a wonderful feature is that you can search for content within documents.  The content of the documents (i.e. each word or number) are indexed when uploaded and hence the search is crazy fast.  To enable that feature there is a setting on the table.
In our app we accomplish this by using a Documents table. Documents are only ever attached to that table, and we have reference fields from Documents to the tables where it would be appropriate to attach documents. And then in the tables where we give users the ability to upload documents, what they're actually looking at is 1) the embedded report for documents on that table and 2) a button built in a URL field to the Add form on the Documents table with all the relevant 'Related ...' info carried along. So then we have all the documents in one place and we can build out any reports we need there.
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Let's also include the App management Manage files menu, where you can manage file attachments per table. :)