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Does quickbase allow me to insert an Informatica created Screenflow Guide.  the Guide is a web form that allows me to connect to several databases behind the scenes so that i don't have to import every single data point into quickbase.  thanks.
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Rob Purdy

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Hi Rob, 

I don't see why you couldn't most technologies like these rely on URLs (to distinguish which set of fields to look for) and the ability to identify the fields and data in them, which is rendered with traditional HTML tagging. Much like any screen scrape technology.

The only thing I'm not sure of is how the security/login aspect works, but if it works with applications like Salesforce, I'm sure Quick Base would operate similarly.

Both Quick Base and Informatica have free trials, so you could test it out and see.

-Sharon
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does quickbase allow me to embed a URL to another website in its form?  Or can i create a hyperlink in a form or grid to pop out to a separate browser window?

Yes, there are several ways you can add a link to another site on a record or form (a URL field, a formula field, a rich text field, html on the form, etc). You can set if it opens in the same or different window.

If you want the site to be embedded (such as an iframe) there may be ways to achieve it with code, but I haven't been successful using the iframe tag. 
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Rob, I believe that you can have a dashboard page ( and you can make a button to link to a dashboard page) and select the widget type of Web page and insert any web page link which begins with https.  But you cannot link to say http://google.com because that website does not start with https, it starts with http.

If the website requires a sign on, you may find yourself at the sign on screen.


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This is true. However, many sites still do not allow embedding in iframes... such as https://www.google.com.

I have a video on using the web page widget for displaying reports from other apps on a single dashboard.
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