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Using Key Fields

By default, each table has the built-in field called RecordID (rid), that provides the unique key for that record within the table. If you want to use another field as the key field, you may do so, provided that the field type supports the Unique property, which must be checked to insure that there are no duplicates.

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Downloading Files

Downloading Files

There are two ways to download a file.

The first and easiest way to download an attached file can be used if you know the database ID, the record ID, the Field ID of the file field you are attaching to, and the version ID.

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HTTP API Language Reference

HTTP API Language Reference

This chapter provides detailed descriptions of each API call in the HTTP API.

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Order of Parameters in API Calls (XML or URL)

Order of Parameters in API Calls (XML or URL)

QuickBase accepts API call parameters in any order whether the call comes in as an XML POST or as a URL GET.

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How to Understand the XML Samples

How to Understand the XML Samples

This document has the XML samples in this kind of format:

POST https://<target_domain>/db/<target_dbid>
Content-Type: application/xml
Content-Length:
QUICKBASE-ACTION:API_AddField

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Format Parameter: Structured vs. Unstructured

One useful feature youll want to use in the API_DoQuery call is the <fmt>structured</fmt> parameter. By default the query returns are not structured. Basically, youll just get the table name, any DBVars, and the record data with the fields you specified, all with the field names, like this:

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How Do I Construct a View?

How Do I Construct a View?

Detailed instructions for constructing views, reports, and queries are provided in the QuickBase online help.

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How are Reports Related to Views?

How are Reports Related to Views?

In the QuickBase UI, you use a report to specify filter criteria for which records are to be retrieved. Each report has its own view. In short, the report and view work together to get and show only the specified records and specified columns (fields) within those records.

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How is an API Query Related to Reports and Views?

How is an API Query Related to Reports and Views?

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The Components of a Query

A query typically includes the following parameters:

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