Old Home Page Retirement

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Hi Quick Base Community,
If you've seen our March Release Notes, you may have noted this item:
To improve the customer experience, we will be retiring our old home pages—home pages created prior to the 2013 launch of the drag-and-drop home page builder—in the coming months. As a first step, we will no longer support copying of old dashboards as part of the March release, on March 25, 2018.
Our intention is to fully deprecate and remove the code supporting our old home pages in September, 2018. As we modernize our product, we will be removing older pieces of code allow our development teams to move more quickly and deliver features more responsively. 

With this release, we'll be removing the ability to copy the old home pages. We're monitoring the usage of these old home pages and will be reaching out proactively to account administrators whose users rely on old home pages to use Quick Base.

As I mentioned with the release of our new calendars, converting from an old home page to  a new one can be incredibly quick. Personally, I'm very interested in understanding any reasons or functional gaps you as a builder may not have switched over to using our newer home pages. 

If you need assistance switching from an old home page to a new one, please don't hesitate to reach out to Customer Support or your Customer Success Manager.

Sam Jones
QuickBase Product Manager
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As a QSP developer, I have lots of questions about the sunsetting of the old Dashboards.

Is there a communications plan to customers who have old dashboards telling them specifically they have old dashboards and in which apps which have been recently used. Many Customers don't understand old vs new dashboards and they may have legacy apps that are in use which have old dashboards.  So they won't react to a generic email unless they have a button to push to tell them where they have a problem in their Realm. 

As a developer supporting hundreds of apps, I have no idea where the old dashboards are and if they are in use.  So at a minimum I would want a button to check a Realm for problems.

If I miss converting a dashboard after the sunset, will I still be able to see what it was configured like?  ie my client calls up and says "my dashboard is broken".  So I know I need to make a New Dashboard but will I still be able to get at what the old dashboard was setup like after the sunset?  ie, how do I know what the old dashboard did after the sunset.