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Column List (clist) Parameter

The clist specifies which columns will be included in each returned record and how they are ordered in the returned record aggregate. Heres what a clist looks like:

<clist>4.7.9.11</clist>

or in URL-ese:

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How to Return ALL of the columns

Specify the value a in the clist param to get all the columns returned.

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Sort List (slist) Parameter

Sort List (slist) Parameter

The slist determines the order in which the returned records are displayed. Heres what an slist looks like:

<slist>7</slist>

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Options Parameter

You use the options parameter to further control the return of records. You can use any or all of the options, separating the options with a period. Here are the available options:

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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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Is There a Default View or Must I Construct a View?

Is There a Default View or Must I Construct a View?

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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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