It’s Two-fer Tuesday

Last night, QuickBase elves were busy applying another small update to the QuickBase service.  Okay…they weren’t elves, but they did leave a couple of presents for you.  In addition to the usual small fixes, we reintroduced one feature and added a new one.

Users are typically deactivated to remove a user’s access to applications in an account, but sometimes, just like the cat, they come back. Therefore, we have reintroduced the ability for an Account manager to reactivate a user.  In order to deactivate or reactivate a user account the Account manager must own the e-mail address of the user.  To find out the criteria for determining whether you own a user’s e-mail address and more about reactivating an user account, please go to the Reactivating a User Account topic in the QuickBase Help.

Ever want to make a change to a field, but think twice about because you are not sure what impact it will have on existing views, forms, etc.?  Now, before you modify or delete a field, you can easily see where it is being used in the application.  On the Fields and Tables page, we have added a Usage button to the right of the field name.  Clicking this button provides a list of views, forms, fields, roles, emails and exact forms where the field is currently be used.  Clicking on the elements name in the list automatically takes you to the proper location to view or modify the field reference. For more information on checking field usage refer to the QuickBase Help topic, Checking Field Usage.

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

    These are both VERY useful enhancements. Thank you!

    Even for myself trying to maintain my own applications (let alone those who will inherit these applications from me some day in the future) which I developed years or months ago, the memory quickly dims as to how the fields in a complicated applications are all related – or which views would be messed up by a change to a field. Bravo!

    Mark Shnier

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  • Mark Shnier

    These are both VERY useful enhancements. Thank you!

    Even for myself trying to maintain my own applications (let alone those who will inherit these applications from me some day in the future) which I developed years or months ago, the memory quickly dims as to how the fields in a complicated applications are all related – or which views would be messed up by a change to a field. Bravo!

    Mark Shnier

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  • moshe weitzman

    thanks for the usage thing. helpful for deprecating ununused fields … i might even suggest a ‘tidy’ feature somewhere where QB lists the Views that noone can see, the unused fields, the roles without members, etc.

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  • moshe weitzman

    thanks for the usage thing. helpful for deprecating ununused fields … i might even suggest a ‘tidy’ feature somewhere where QB lists the Views that noone can see, the unused fields, the roles without members, etc.

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  • Moe

    Is any one using this application for Human Resources.. Supermarket chain and personal management.
    Also is this software in other languages? Can the software be used on a mobile telephone?

    What about customer complaint solutions?

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  • Moe

    Is any one using this application for Human Resources.. Supermarket chain and personal management.
    Also is this software in other languages? Can the software be used on a mobile telephone?

    What about customer complaint solutions?

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  • Kevin

    As anyone set up an account using the LDAP functionality?

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  • Kevin

    As anyone set up an account using the LDAP functionality?

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  • http://www.quickbase.com/ Jana Eggers

    Glad you are enjoying the new features!

    Moe and Kevin, for your questions…
    1. Yes, on both counts of customers using us for HR and in the supermarket/retail industry. Recruiting is the #1 application, but there are also folks that are using this for surveys, time off reporting, training and more. If you are a current customer, then you contact our Customer Advocates via Support, and they can help you learn more about options here. If you are in trial, contact your Application Specialist.

    2. QuickBase’s help and menus are all in English, but we have many customers who use QuickBase to build apps that use other languages (including European languages, as well as more complex languages like Greek and Japanese).

    3. If the telephone has a modern browser, then you can likely browse to QuickBase. However, more advanced features associated with building applications are most likely not going to work on those reduced browsers.

    4. I think with the question on “customer complaint solutions”, you mean something like a Help Desk or Issue Tracker for your customers? Yes, we have a good number of folks that use QuickBase for this. Again contact a Customer Advocate or your Application Specialist.

    5. Regarding LDAP functionality, yes, we have several folks that have set-up the LDAP functionality… including ourselves! We use this functionality with Intuit’s corporate directory server… and have since last May, though we only released the functionality publicly in mid-Nov. We’ve got several more customers in process of adding this as well.

    Hope that helps!
    Jana

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  • http://www.quickbase.com Jana Eggers

    Glad you are enjoying the new features!

    Moe and Kevin, for your questions…
    1. Yes, on both counts of customers using us for HR and in the supermarket/retail industry. Recruiting is the #1 application, but there are also folks that are using this for surveys, time off reporting, training and more. If you are a current customer, then you contact our Customer Advocates via Support, and they can help you learn more about options here. If you are in trial, contact your Application Specialist.

    2. QuickBase’s help and menus are all in English, but we have many customers who use QuickBase to build apps that use other languages (including European languages, as well as more complex languages like Greek and Japanese).

    3. If the telephone has a modern browser, then you can likely browse to QuickBase. However, more advanced features associated with building applications are most likely not going to work on those reduced browsers.

    4. I think with the question on “customer complaint solutions”, you mean something like a Help Desk or Issue Tracker for your customers? Yes, we have a good number of folks that use QuickBase for this. Again contact a Customer Advocate or your Application Specialist.

    5. Regarding LDAP functionality, yes, we have several folks that have set-up the LDAP functionality… including ourselves! We use this functionality with Intuit’s corporate directory server… and have since last May, though we only released the functionality publicly in mid-Nov. We’ve got several more customers in process of adding this as well.

    Hope that helps!
    Jana

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  • http://www.myspace.com/jesus God

    yo kever what up? still meeting me tonight for dinner

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  • http://www.myspace.com/jesus God

    yo kever what up? still meeting me tonight for dinner

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  • http://www.myspace.com/jesus God

    u guys are all super dorks online

    pshhh

    we are using this at school, HOW LAME IS THAT

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  • http://www.myspace.com/jesus God

    u guys are all super dorks online

    pshhh

    we are using this at school, HOW LAME IS THAT

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  • http://www.myspace.com/jesus God

    I LOVE U KEVIN

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  • http://www.myspace.com/jesus God

    I LOVE U KEVIN

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  • http://www.infoenable.com/ Mike D

    Yes. You can access QuickBase applications from mobile devices such as BlackBerry, iPhone, Treo and Windows Mobile. http://www.infoenable.com

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  • http://www.infoenable.com Mike D

    Yes. You can access QuickBase applications from mobile devices such as BlackBerry, iPhone, Treo and Windows Mobile. http://www.infoenable.com

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  • Lv2belvd

    I talked to a rep about 3 weeks ago about getting a tax table update via disk and they told me we would receive it in 7-10 business days. We have been waiting and nothing showed up. I called today to have another rep tell me our subscription was inactivated in June of last year. I understand there may have been a mistake made, but how can the first rep tell you it’s on its way and it wasn’t hasn’t been activated since last year. Our mistake was overlooking but their mistake was absolutely poor service and unacceptable!!!

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