Small Update to QuickBase

As some of you know, we fairly regularly make small updates
to the QuickBase service. These are what the software industry generally terms
"patches", i.e., they are small fixes.  At your request, we’ll start
updating this blog with information on those patches. Here’s the first one… 

Last Friday, along with some performance enhancements, and
minor bug fixes, we threw in an enhancement to the Customize Roles
functionality.  Now, when you select Customize Roles from the Manage Users menu,
you will notice a new tabbed interface, as well as some new options on the User
Interface tab: 

  • We have added
    options for hiding tables from the menu bar and “Add record” elements from your
    QuickBase application on a per role basis.
  • We have given
    application developers the ability to limit users from performing multi-record
    operations such as grid-edit, search and replace and Import.

Note:

  • These options do
    not affect the table and record access permissions of the role. If you do want to
    control the user’s access permissions, you will still need to define them
    through the Permissions tab.
  • If a user is
    assigned multiple roles, the above options will
    follow the role order precedence defined in the Reorder Roles screen.

For more
information, please refer to the QuickBase help topics about configuring the
QuickBase interface elements at https://www.quickbase.com/help/configure_role_permissions.html#interface
and defining role order precedence at
https://www.quickbase.com/help/reordering_role_priorities.html.

Robert McDonald
QuickBase Product Manager

Robert McDonald

I'm a Senior Product Manager at Intuit QuickBase. When I'm not leading development on QuickBase, I'm hanging out with my family and doing concert photography. Find me on Twitter at @mactucket.

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  • Mark Shnier

    I think that this is great that these are now being published! Another place to consider publishing them as an alternative, is on the “QuickBase News” link on the main page where the major release notes are posted.

    They would go in where it says “Check Out Our latest features” – maybe that could have a date on it, so the keeners among us would notice that the date changed.

    They may be more visible to more users there, as I’m not sure how wide a user community uses the Blog.
    Mark Shnier

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  • Mark Shnier

    I think that this is great that these are now being published! Another place to consider publishing them as an alternative, is on the “QuickBase News” link on the main page where the major release notes are posted.

    They would go in where it says “Check Out Our latest features” – maybe that could have a date on it, so the keeners among us would notice that the date changed.

    They may be more visible to more users there, as I’m not sure how wide a user community uses the Blog.
    Mark Shnier

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  • Mike Chatelain

    Great new feature, thanks! Most of my users are easily confused, so additional interface controls to reduce their options are very welcome. Less is more.

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  • Mike Chatelain

    Great new feature, thanks! Most of my users are easily confused, so additional interface controls to reduce their options are very welcome. Less is more.

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  • http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/4155585 Larry Cohn

    This is very helpful. It would be really great if we could also hide the “Goto,”Help, and “Refine this View” menu options.

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  • http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/4155585 Larry Cohn

    This is very helpful. It would be really great if we could also hide the “Goto,”Help, and “Refine this View” menu options.

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  • Kerry Schwab

    I’m curious if there are any more new features coming soon.

    I’ve been following dabbledb.com and coghead.com, and it looks like they are gaining fast, although I’m still a big quickbase fan.

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  • Kerry Schwab

    I’m curious if there are any more new features coming soon.

    I’ve been following dabbledb.com and coghead.com, and it looks like they are gaining fast, although I’m still a big quickbase fan.

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