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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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How to Supply the Query Parameter

The query parameter is the main parameter in a query because it determines which records will come back. In contrast, the other parameters affect the look of the query results or further narrow the query results in some way.

There are two ways to provide the query string:

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Constructing the Query String

When you construct a query you must build at least one query string. A query string is composed of a field ID (fid), comparison operator, and the value to be compared against (see the table below for a list of available operators). Each of these components of the query string are separated by a period, and the whole query string enclosed in curly braces, like this:

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Handling Special Characters for a Query Field Value

Handling Special Characters for a Query Field Value

What happens if you are querying for a value that has double quotes, for example, Joe B. Briggs? You need to double the quotes on each side, like this:

Joe B. Briggs

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Querying on Dates and Times

Querying on Dates and Times

Notice that you can query on dates (yyyy-MM-dd) or on times in milleseconds, but you cannot query on date-time values in the standard format yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss.

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Special Matching Values in a Query String

Certain field types use special values with a given comparison operator. For example, what if you wanted to query on a checkbox? How would you specify only those records with the checkbox checked?(Answer: {'fid'.EX.'0'} for unchecked, {'fid'.EX.'1'} for checked: you need to replace fid with your checkbox field id.)

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Referencing a Saved Query

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