Quick base code pages / Exact forms let you render a document or form directly from Quick Base, with all the styling and customization you want - but without having to manually re-enter the document in Word or some other document format.
There are about a million good reasons to do this, but here are a few common examples:
In this article, we will cover a simple example.
This isn’t a finished product, but it's a start. If you’re familiar with HTML, go ahead and start adding content to your page. If you aren’t familiar with HTML a good place to get started is w3schools, which provides free tutorials and a wealth of additional information.
Let’s see if we can take our HTML up a notch:
You can now start to see the building blocks of what an ‘estimate’ page might look like. If you want to bring your styling up a notch, you can add CSS (Custom Style Sheets) to the mix. You can create a ‘class’ in CSS and apply the styling of that class to an HTML element (Click here for a CSS tutorial). Let’s take a look:
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://yourrealm.quickbase.com/db/yourDBID?a=dbpage&pageID=YOUR_CSS_PAGE#">
You will notice that the font size and type have changed as well as the line spacing and several other variables. As you advance in your CSS and HTML knowledge you will find yourself building more and more effective and perhaps complex forms.
This process has a learning curve, but with some coding knowledge, you should be able to leverage these pages to open up a whole new level of functionality within Quick Base.
For more articles on how to use Pages and Dashboards click here.
Author: Jake Rattner (email@example.com)
Date Submitted: 05.24.19