Plugins expand the functionality of Quickbase apps. For example, you can use a plugin to manage a new type of data in an app or visualize the data in an app. App builders can add a plugin to a new app they're building or to an existing app. When someone opens an app, the plugin integrates with the app and helps them accomplish their goals.
Access to this feature can change based on your Quickbase plan. Learn more about feature availability and plans in Quickbase Plans and Pricing.
How to install plugins
App builders install a plugin in each app that they want to use it in. This means that the plugin installation and settings are be tailored to meet the specific needs of your apps.
There's a variety of Quickbase and third-party plugins to choose from.
To browse available plugins:
- Open a Quickbase app.
- Open the App Settings.
- In Advanced Features, select Plugins.
This is where you browse available plugins. To learn more about each plugin, open the Plugin details.
After you install a plugin in your app, it displays on the Installed plugins tab. This is where you can manage plugin settings or delete plugins.
To install a plugin:
- Select the plugin you’d like to install and click Install plugin.
- In Step 1, set a custom name and description. Multiple instances of a plugin can be installed in an app, so this will help you differentiate between them.
- In Step 2, connect your Quickbase tables and/or fields to the plugin.
Each plugin has different requirements for installation. Some plugins require a specific app structure and others can be installed with any app. This information is in the Plugin details. Be sure to check the requirements before you install a plugin.
How to use plugins
When someone opens an app, the plugin is available to them. Depending on what the plugin does, it might be available for someone to launch or as a field in the app. For someone using an app, a plugin is just part of the functionality.