What is the "Submit" Technique?

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What is the "Submit" Technique?

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Frequently people want to to create or edit a record and save their work without reloading the page. Unfortunately QuickBase does not support this feature but it is simple to implement. Here is a demo (permissions are set for you to add records):

Submit
https://haversineconsulting.quickbase.com/db/bj35bd9q2?a=nwr

When you click the Submit (not Save) button the record will be saved and the response will be written to a hidden <iframe> so you never see the response page and the page remains open for additional editing. But the record is saved. Problem solved!

Pastie Database
https://haversineconsulting.quickbase.com/db/bgcwm2m4g?a=dr&rid=413

Notes:

(1) Credits to graffiti artist Shepard Fairey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepard_Fairey

(2) Keep your form simple if you use this technique to speed your data entry. There could be complications if you form submission has errors (eg duplicate field) or invokes conflict resolution as you will not see the any messages as they will be routed to the hidden <iframe>
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It looks like it worked - I answer my own short question. Did I get any forum points for this effort?