We know you rely on data stored in your QuickBase apps to make critical business decisions. And, when you need data to support decision making, you need to access it quickly and easily. In our February release, we’ll help you do just that by introducing three new tools to make finding important data more intuitive. It’s never been simpler to create complex queries that enable you to drill down into specific data. We’re also giving app admins greater control over who can edit critical reports to simplify set up of reporting defaults. In addition, we’ve made it easier for users to identify records when adding or changing data by giving app admins the ability to customize Edit Record and View Record form headings.
QuickBase is designed for the business user, and this product release is all about your most requested features. We’ve taken some complicated queries and made them easy to create without knowing or writing a stitch of code. And we’ve made reporting improvements that allow you to find the information most relevant to your business, with features like customized fiscal year and time zone. This product release reflects our continued focus on empowering the business user to make the QuickBase work for his/her needs without requiring help from IT.
On Sunday, October 24, we’ll release a new version of QuickBase.
Streamlined process for creating apps
In this release, we’ve simplified and streamlined the process you follow to create apps. The Create Applications page presents a tabbed view of the three methods you use to create apps—creating from a template, starting from scratch, and importing data.
As you know, Intuit QuickBase has taken number of steps to enhance the stability and resiliency of QuickBase. We’ve begun implementing high availability capability across two sites—our primary data center in Quincy, Washington and our secondary site in San Diego,California.
Typically in QuickBase, forms usage is determined at either the role level, or at the report level. You can, however, use a formula URL button to call upon specific forms regardless of forms usage settings. This is useful if you‘ve created multiple data entry forms, each with their own layout, that you wish to call upon at various stages of the record entry process.
In a recent webinar a customer asked how they might use an email notification to embed an "approve" and "reject" button such that when their client opened their email, they could make the selection right there in the email and the result would be to update the record and log the client's choice to include an audit trail of the person, the decision date and time.