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Some Optional API Input Parameters

For a list of optional API input parameters, refer to the "Common Optional Parameters" topic in the QuickBase HTTP API Guide.

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Uploading Files

Uploading Files

Files are uploaded as file attachments to a record during an API_AddRecord or API_EditRecord call. The file field you use for file attachments must be of type File.

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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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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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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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Sample Queries

Sample Queries

To query a particular field:

{'7'.XCT.'Fred'}

To query any field:

{'0'.OAF.'3/31/01'}

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Uploading and Downloading Files

Uploading and Downloading Files

QuickBase applications can support file attachment storage and file attachment access through the APIs file upload and download feature. Files are attached through a record field that has the type File.

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