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About the Sort Order Option

About the Sort Order Option

You can apply a different sort order to different returned columns in the clist by supplying several period delimited sort order params:

<options>sortorder-A.sortorder-D.sortorder-D.sortorder-A</options>

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How to Use Tickets: Tickets vs. Username and Password

If a user is accessing a QuickBase application through a web browser, once the call to API_Authenticate has been made successfully, the ticket cookie will be used automatically: there is no need to explicitly supply the ticket value as returned in the XML.

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User Access and Your Application

This chapter covers the APIs application-level features that govern access. The calls that provide these features can be grouped as follows:

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How Compromised Security Situations are Handled

If some user uses someone elses application token, and there is a complaint about this being unauthorized, the offending user will have access rights removed and the application token will be revoked.

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API Calls That Dont Use the Application Token

The following calls use a ticket only, no application token:

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Access to QuickBase (Login)

Login to QuickBase is provided through the API_Authenticate call, which returns a ticket and a ticket cookie. Just like a regular QuickBase login through the UI, the ticket by itself does not convey access to any applications. The application owner needs to assign an access role to the user first. (In addition to the ticket, your app needs an app token.)

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The Typical User Management Cycle

After creating your application, tables and fields, and before inviting users to your application, you need to figure out what your system of roles should look like: what tables or fields should be accessed by which role, and what degree of access. All of this is done within Intuit QuickBase directly. The online help can lead you through the process.

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API Calls for Basic User Management

If the user is an existing QuickBase user:

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Moving Users in and out of Roles

You can use API_UserRoles to get all the users that are in roles for your application, along with all of the roles for each user.

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Building and Using Queries

API_GenResultsTable: both of which are covered in the language reference section.

Both API_DoQuery and API_GenResultsTable make use of the same query mechanism to return data. They differ mainly in the overall format of the return:

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