Where have all the Wizards Gone?

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Where have all the Wizards Gone?


Although I rarely use them, I keep a list of all the Wizards that have been created here:

https://haversineconsulting.quickbase.com/db/bkkm3ygie?a=q&qid=1

If there are other Wizards that I have missed I would like to keep my list up to date. 

Well actually my goal it to come up with a Wizard kit or template that can be used to generate Wizards rapidly using more modern libraries (jQuery,Underscore, MomentJS, AccoutningJS, etc) and frameworks like Bootstrap, Foundation or jQueryUI, and of course the QuickBase API. So what I am really asking is what features would people want in a Wizard to provide some type of utility to help manage your QuickBase application?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pZa3KtkVpQ
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I've used copy master/details and webform, couldn't get by without them. Not exactly a wizard, but I really liked the Magic Buttons app for its great templates for using graphic buttons. And there is Exact Forms. Maybe SDKs at Github also fall into a larger 'toolbox' category. The biggest problem with writing for QB is not knowing what you could have to make things easier.
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>I've used copy master/details and webform,

Are you referring to two wizards here? If so what it the URL for webform?

Where is this Magic Button app? URL needed.
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I should mention that writing Wizards is actually quite easy and they can perform a wide variety of tasks. The technical problem is distributing and incorporating their output as they need to run under the user's domain to access the API (with apptokens) but would be written and hosted by third party developers.  For security and trust purposes they would probably have to go into the Exchange so QuickBase could vouch that they are not malicious. The existing Wizards ask for your username and password which is a horrible idea. I have to put a little time into thinking about how to best address this as in putting code into the Exchange you loose control over it as a developer.
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Yes, form creation wizard as you listed, and copy master/details.

Got Magic Buttons at Empower, it is here: https://espec.quickbase.com/db/main?a=AppDetail&ID=2660&app_name=Magic%20Buttons%20-%20Having%20fun%20with%20formula%20...

Is Github a good way to share code instead of the Exchange? You might more be providing step-by-steps to implement rather than a wizard that can't be secured.
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The issue about security and trust is that I would like to provide and control a fixed location to run the Wizard from but have the script call the manipulate their application without entering API keys, or credentials and not have to install anything. All those extra steps complicate matters and slow adoption. I am sure their is a workable solution but just have to experiment with a few ideas.