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QuickBase Release Notes: April 22, 2012
In our April QuickBase release, we continued to improve the QuickBase UI and mobile site. See the sections below for further information.
Do you have an idea for improving QuickBase? You can share your suggestions by either clicking the orange feedback tab on the My QuickBase page, or visiting the Customer Feedback for Intuit QuickBase forum (http://quickbase.uservoice.com).
What's New in QuickBase?
The April release introduces the following new features:
You also can read about these features in the online help after the release.
Mobile QuickBase Improvements
In January, we released a view-only preview of mobile QuickBase. We're continuing to develop functionality for mobile QuickBase, and in this release we've added:
The ability to add and edit records directly in the mobile site.
An improved look and feel for the My QuickBase Apps page.
The mobile QuickBase site now allows adding and editing records from the mobile site. You can add records from any report, or directly from the Add New section of the menu:
Note: Form rules are not supported on the mobile site; you will have to access the full site to use forms that have form rules. All other dynamic field updating (such as that done in conditional dropdowns and formulas) is supported fully.
The mobile My QuickBase Apps page has been given a new look:
Each application now has an application type indicator:
You manage this application.
You haven't used this application yet (for example, it has been newly shared with you by another QuickBase user).
This is an application template.
An application icon with no indicator means that you have used this application, but you are not the application manager.
As always, we'd appreciate your feedback on the mobile site. You can send us your suggestions and comments by selecting Feedback from the mobile menu. You can read more about mobile QuickBase in the online help.
Improvements to the My QuickBase Page
In this release, we continued the work of improving the My QuickBase page.
The application list shown in Details view has been updated:
Application indicators are displayed to show the application type: apps managed by you (), apps you have used but do not manage (), new apps shared with you (), and templates
A new column was added on the right side of the list with controls to remove an application from the list and delete an application.
The Search my apps... control filters the applications shown by app name.
The Display dropdown used to choose Icons or Details display has been replaced by an Icons/Details toggle control.
The Tools dropdown has been removed.
Search for an application has been replaced by the Adv. Search link above the applications.
Flags are no longer displayed, so the Clear flags command has been removed.
Editing categories is now available via right-click on an application in Details display.
The Show dropdown has been replaced by a filter control to the right of the Icons/Details toggle control.
Adding and editing categories is treated differently with this release:
Right-click an app to add or remove a category for that app.
Edit the list of categories assigned to apps using the Edit Categories command available via right-click on the app. Pre-generating a list of categories using the Edit Categories command is no longer supported.
The right-side content shown on this page has been updated and reorganized.
The image below shows the new Details view of the My QuickBase page.
What’s Fixed in QuickBase?
We’re continuing to focus on quality and have fixed a number of bugs in this release. (As always, all QuickBase releases include bug fixes from previous releases.)
General Issues Fixed
|QBE003887||Choosing a field name with multiple consecutive spaces from the field list when constructing a formula would cause a formula error. This issue has been resolved.
|QBE004664||When you viewed or edited a record in a non-administrator role, the table menu would not display tables that had View Records set to Custom Rule and Modify Records set to None for that role. This issue has been resolved.|
|QBE004743||Typing a date into a date field without spaces would cause the year portion of the date to be set to 2020. This issue has been resolved.
|QBE005807||The mobile browser's address bar was only partially hidden when the mobile sign-in page loaded on iPhone 4/4S. This issue has been resolved.|
|QBE005809||Clicking the Customize this Report link before a report had completely loaded produced an "Unknown Report" error. This issue has been resolved.|
|QBE005844||When a report containing a Copy this <record> button was embedded on a dashboard, and you clicked the button, QuickBase displayed a time limit error message. This issue has been resolved.|
|QBE005864||Clicking a link in the Get Started panel on an application dashboard before the page had completely loaded produced intermittent errors. This issue has been resolved.|
|QBE005884||Creating an application from scratch using the Spreadsheet method caused the data for all fields to appear in the first field. This issue has been resolved.|
|QBE005900||If an administrator opened a user's personal email subscription and saved it, the Deliver To field would change to "Me" (that is, the administrator), and the subscription would no longer appear in the user's list of Personal Automated Emails. This issue has been resolved.|
|QBE005934||The context-sensitive help dialog shown for the application setting 'Disallow the "All Users in this Application"
selection in the User Picker' did not mention that users granted "Full Administration" permissions are not
affected by this setting. This issue has been resolved.|
Customize > Table - Issues Fixed
The following issues involving the Customize > Table tabs were resolved.
|QBE005749||In the dialog used to create a new table, pressing the Enter key to create the table did not work. This issue has been resolved.|
|QBE005827||When navigating the QuickBase interface using the Tab key, the focus did not move beyond the last table in the table bar. This issue has been resolved.|
|QBE005881||Accessing the Forms tab in Internet Explorer 9 over a slow network connection showed extraneous boxes before the list of forms loads. This issue has been resolved.|
|QBE005893||HTML entities in field names were incorrectly rendered on the Fields tab. This issue has been resolved.|
My QuickBase Page - Issues Fixed
The following issues involving the My QuickBase page were resolved with this release.
|QBE002021||In Details display, if you selected a category (with no applications assigned to it) from the Show dropdown, then switched to Icons
display and removed all categories, and then returned to Details display,
no applications appeared in the list because the category filter
was still in effect. This issue has been resolved; categories with no applications are automatically deleted.
|QBE004903||If you removed an application from the list in the Details display, the application still appeared in the Icons display. This issue has been resolved.|
|QBE005680||When you deleted an application from the My QuickBase page, the application name did not appear in the delete confirmation message if you had previously removed the application and added it back to the My QuickBase page. This issue has been resolved.|
|QBE005758||If you had chosen to view applications in a specific category from the Show dropdown and then renamed that category, the Show dropdown did not update to display the new category name, and no applications appeared on the My QuickBase page. This issue has been resolved.|
you opened the Tools menu, and then hovered your
mouse over the Display menu, the Display menu did not open correctly. This
issue has been resolved; the Tools menu has been replaced by a search field,
and the Display options now appear as buttons on the page. |
|QBE005863, QBE005888||If you hovered your mouse over certain applications in the Icons display, the hover text included HTML tags. This issue has been resolved.|
|QBE005887, QBE005890||In Firefox, if you hovered your mouse over applications with multi-line descriptions
in the Icons display, the application description in the hover text was
truncated after the first line and HTML tags appeared. This issue has been
resolved; application descriptions are now truncated after three lines in the
|QBE005923||In certain cases, when users requested application create permission, the request was being sent to account managers for accounts to which the users had no explicit access to any applications. This issue has been resolved; QuickBase now offers to send the request only to accounts where the user has explicit access individually or as part of a group.|