QuickBase Add-ons and Application Tokens

Any web page or outside program that accesses QuickBase through the QuickBase HTTP API should use application tokens. This includes some QuickBase add-ons offered by Intuit, like the Forms wizard (which lets you add a form to any web page and have it populate your QuickBase) and other automated wizards that are available in the QuickBase KnowledgeBase.

A token is an extra string of characters a programmer must insert within an API call. That string must match application tokens assigned to the application that the API call targets. Intuit-developed add-ons come with a token code. To make the add-on work, do one of the following:

Note: Though an exact form uses the QuickBase API, this feature does not require application tokens. In fact, to use exact forms, you must leave tokens disabled, or, if you've required tokens for the app, disable them.



Forms Wizard


Copy a Master record along with its detail records wizard

Note that QuickBase has a Copy Master and Detail Records feature.  If your application is not already using the wizard, use the QuickBase feature instead.   


To copy the appropriate token and assign it to the application with which you'll use the add-on feature:

  1. Open the application.

  2. In the menu bar on any application page, select Customize > Application.

  3. On the Properties tab, click Advanced Settings to expand the section.

  4. In the Application Tokens section, click the Manage Application Token link. The Manage Application Tokens page displays.

  5. Click the Assign Existing Application Token button.

  6. Paste or type in the application token.

  7. Type in a description to remind you what the token does. Name it for the add-on, like Forms Wizard, for example.

  8. If you want QuickBase to copy this token when you copy the application, turn on the OK to Copy checkbox.

  9. Click OK. Assignment is complete. API calls containing this token, can now interact with the application.

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*A few other less popular add-ons also require tokens. The token requirement is noted in the KnowledgeBase article or instruction page for any wizard that requires tokens.


This page refers to an older version of QuickBase. Online help is now located at http://www.quickbase.com/user-assistance/default.html.


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