Snowflake channel in Pipelines
Starting Tuesday, May 2nd, customers on the Enterprise plan will have access to our Snowflake channel in Pipelines. Snowflake is a modern data warehouse that lets you easily store, transform, and analyze large datasets with unlimited compute power.
With the Snowflake channel in Pipelines, you can create centralized and secure, bi-directional pipelines to critical data in a business-managed yet IT-approved way. And without writing any code or SQL syntax!
See our Snowflake channel help page for more information.
Gmail channel in Pipelines
Starting Tuesday, April 25th, all customers will have access to the Gmail channel in Pipelines. You will be able to easily automate email workflows and integrate your business-Gmail account with Quickbase apps and the wide range of other systems offered in Quickbase Pipelines. Please note, only Gmail accounts affiliated to Google Workspace are supported (not personal Gmail accounts).
See our Gmail channel help page for more information.
Restrict certain methods of sharing data between apps
Starting this release, we will prevent app builders from using certain methods to share data between apps if it will result in a group of apps dependent on each other that take up more than 50gb of estimated memory.
Quickbase runs on an extremely fast in-memory database. It is purpose-built for solving complex problems. Many use cases require sharing data between apps, which Quickbase can support with many capabilities. Certain of these capabilities require apps to share resources, limiting their ability to scale effectively and take on more growth in data and users. To help customers scale out, not up, Quickbase will now have a limit of 50gb of estimated memory per ecosystem. An ecosystem is any collection of apps, or single app, that is sharing resources via cross-app relationship, table to table import, or shared multiple choice fields.
Existing apps or ecosystems greater than 50gb in memory may experience instability or may not perform as expected with all features such as app copies or backup/restore. Learn more in our Sharing data across apps help article.
Quickbase channel of Pipelines: New “Export Records to CSV” step
Starting Tuesday, May 2nd, all customers will be able to use a new step in the Quickbase channel of Pipelines to easily export data out of a Quickbase table. This new functionality pairs nicely with other Pipelines channels and steps that allow you to import CSVs to other systems, so that you can create pipelines to easily move bulk-data in and out of Quickbase.
See our Quickbase channel help page for more information.
Summary field caching
Customers with the Advanced Performance Pack, on our Enterprise plan, can now set eligible summary fields to only evaluate when data changes in the app, improving performance.
See Creating a summary field for more information.
Control Quickbase Sync connections to an app
A new security option in the Advanced settings of App properties lets you control the ability of regular app users to make a Quickbase Sync connection to the app. If you turn off this option, only connections that use the credentials of an app admin will be able to use this app as the source for connected tables.
Updates to the default notification
We've updated the default notification. When a builder creates a new notification, we pre-fill the body of the email with a formatted template that can be easily adjusted.
We’ll be rolling out this change to accounts in waves after the April release.
These enhancements have been added in this release.
Users & Resources Table.
The Gantt no longer creates a record in the resources table when a user who has never used the Gantt launches it. This will allow for apps to utilize connected tables and/or tables with custom keys as their Resources table.
Select multiple tasks and create or remove dependencies.
Users of the Gantt can now select two or more tasks and create a chain of dependencies between them. Then can do this by holding shift to select multiple tasks, right clicking, and selecting Add Dependencies. They can also bulk delete dependencies by right clicking and selecting Remove Dependencies.
|FEATURE||DESCRIPTION||STATUS||HOW TO PARTICIPATE|
|File Manager plugin||Starting Thursday May 4th, there will be a better way to upload files on desktop and mobile! The File Manager plugin allows users to upload multiple files at once in a more efficient workflow on forms. Any team uploading and storing files will enjoy a productivity boost from this new capability.||Open beta||Join via the beta registration app|
|Static IP range for Pipelines activity||Customers can now set up a tight range of IP addresses which their Pipelines activity will be sent from, so that network security teams can allow-list these specific IP addresses into and across their internal network.||Beta||Only Enterprise-plan customers will be considered. Join the waitlist in the beta registration app|
What’s fixed in Quickbase
|ISSUE||AREA AFFECTED||WHAT WAS BROKEN||WHAT WE FIXED|
|QBE017166||Quickbase Sync||A Quickbase URL wasn’t required when creating a connection for Quickbase or Admin Console. This resulted in a null error when attempting to save the connection.||When creating a connection for Quickbase or Admin Console, the Sign in button remains disabled while the Quickbase URL field is still empty.|
|QBE017798||Quickbase Sync||Some connections that use OAuth authorization stopped working (i.e., returned a 413 error) and would not open.||We made a change to help prevent this error from reoccurring.|
|QBE017818||Fields||Typing a field name starting with “?” closed the popup and browser page had to be refreshed.||We made a change to prevent this from happening.|
|QBE017828||Quickbase Sync||Some connections would not save after being edited.||Connections will save successfully if credentials have been entered correctly.|
|Users were not able to share or download PDF files.||Users will now be able to share or download PDF files.|
|Users on Android were receiving an error when attempting to open links for Google documents, Youtube, etc.||All links on Android can now be opened without errors.|
|Some Android users in realms using SSO were getting the following error message: “Too many redirects” when attempting to log in.||All Android users will be able to log in successfully.|
|QBE017836||Report builder 2.0||In the report dynamic filters or search, the "include unsaved report changes" banner did not display at the top of the panel.||The “include unsaved report changes” banner now consistently displays when you open the panel.|
|QBE017837||Report builder 2.0||If you were editing a formula by selecting text with error and clicking delete, a scrolling display issue occurred.||The scrolling display issue was resolved.|
|QBE017799, QBE017800, QBE017801, QBE017802, QBE017832, QBE017833, QBE017838, QBE017839, QBE017851||
Report builder 2.0
- accessibility issues
|Various accessibility issues||We resolved these accessibility issues.|
|QBE017852||Audit logs||Users were unable to gather all of their audit logs via the audit log API due to overly-restrictive rate limits.||Users with access can now query all of their relevant audit logs via the audit log API. New rate limits have been introduced and are explained on the API page.|
|QBE017855||Quickbase Sync||“https” was required in a URL for an Admin Console connection.||When creating or editing an Admin Console connection to be used by Quickbase Sync (connected tables), if you omit the https:// or use http:// instead at the beginning of the Quickbase URL, we automatically correct the URL to begin with https://.|
|QBE017847||Reports - Table 2.0||When users are navigating the dynamic filters, they couldn’t close the dropdown using keyboard keys.||Pressing ESC or F2 now closes the picker list.|
|QBE17872||Performance Optimizer||URL strings with actions (like api_editrecord and api_addrecord) in excess of 16,000 characters could cause application instability.
||Quickbase will now block users from clicking URL actions that exceed 16,000 characters. Note: other network hops like browsers and firewalls may block URLs at much lower limits.|
|Gantt Plugin||When users had the Gantt open and right clicked a row, they could select the option ‘ Delete Project’, which left orphaned tasks and prevented the user from saving the Gantt.||Users no longer see a right-click option of Delete project.|
|Gantt Plugin||The conflict resolution dialogue was not honoring deleted dependency records. This caused infinite loops by which users couldn’t close this dialogue.||Users can delete a dependency within the conflict resolution dialogue and it will close properly.|