Using the Quickbase PHP SDK for displaying data on the web

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I am trying to use the QuickBase PHP SDK to lookup data and display it on a website for clients. I'm having some trouble setting it up. It seems that the data is returned is in an XML format, which I am unfamiliar with. I would just like to know how to get that data to a useable format that can be rendered in HTML. Ideally the data in the field will be all that is returned.

Any help or a push in the right direction would be amazing.
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We use Javascript - not PHP so I can't help you with your original question, but if you use the API call API_GenResultsTable (link to documentation below) the data will come in html format (see the jht parameter).

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Not sure how you're getting the info but a typical jquery call I use is like this

$.get(dbid, data, callback)

then for callback it would be this instead
$.get(dbid, data, function(xml){
$("SOME_FIELD_NAME", xml).each(function(){

Ideally your query will only return one record but if it has more than that function will iterate through each record and display that fields value. Make sense?
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the SDK uses simple XML so you just need to know how to make a php call and work with the response.  let's say you have a do_query call

let's say field 3 is the Name of a company. Assuming there is only one record.
$result = $qbc->do_query($query,'','','','');
$name = $result->table->records->record->f[0] //Because fid 3 is the first in call above.
echo $name;

make sense