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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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User Setup (Provisioning)

In order for someone to use a QuickBase application accessed through the API, they will need to be assigned a role within that QuickBase application by the application administrator. The roles are set up in QuickBase to provide varying kinds of access.

API_ProvisionUser .)

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You can find the QuickBase HTTP API guide here:

http://www.quickbase.com/api-guide/index.html

You can always access the API guide using the HTTP API Documentation link on the main page of the QuickBase Innovation Network. You can also access the API guide from the QuickBase online help.

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The API enables you to do all of the following:
- Add records
- Edit existing records
- Change permissions on a QuickBase application
- Get and modify the schema of an application
- Change the properties of a field
- Find database IDs by database name
- Clone a database
- Get records one at time or by executing queries
- Delete records
- Manage Users and Roles

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By default the QuickBase API returns information in XML format.

But API_GetRecordAsHTML and API_GenResultsTable return HTML tables. API_GenResultsTable can also return records as CSV (comma separated values) and as (TSV) tab separated values.

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The only API call that returns a ticket as a cookie is the API_Authenticate call. So if you want to do several API calls one after another you either have to supply a username and password for each call or you can start with the API_Authenticate call and it will return a ticket as a cookie.

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Every API call includes an optional rdr parameter. This tells the browser what page to go to when the API action completes successfully. Within the limit of a URL you may include as many API commands as you want.

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The QuickBase API allows Web page designers, Perl, Java, and Visual Basic developers to access QuickBase from their pages or code.

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No anyone who programs in an environment that supports HTTP POSTs and GETs can make use of the QuickBase API. This includes but is not limited to C, C++, Python programmers as well as Cold Fusion developers.

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