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  • 1.  Help with application token please!

    Posted 08-26-2017 09:13
    I've been trying to understand application tokens and have made a mess. When using buttons in my app i am returned to a previous version of the app (which until i noticed was greatly confusing!). I want to get my app working again, tried generating a new token and assigning it but to no avail, i click on a button and i'm switched to the old version of the app. Not really understanding how app tokens work - clearly! Any help greatly appreciated please.


  • 2.  RE: Help with application token please!

    Posted 08-26-2017 12:27
    I think that you are confusing app tokens with hard coded URLs. Can you post an example of a button which is leading you to a different application.

    What I expect is that you be created URL formula buttons which have the tables hard coded, as opposed to referring their table names.

    Can you post an example and I will show you how to correct it.


  • 3.  RE: Help with application token please!

    Posted 08-26-2017 17:27
    Here is the button code, what have i done wrong?

    If(IsNull([Change Request ID#])=false and (IsNull([# of Approvals])=true or [# of Approvals]=0),URLRoot() & "db/bmgkazpqq"
    & "?act=API_AddRecord"
    & "&apptoken=chj8xied6ju5ucbj2guu6c6zq3c9"
    //& "&apptoken=bg2ksr7cws5xgq3qgvvzbaqnghz"
    & "&_fid_10="&URLEncode([Change Request ID#])
    & "&_fid_8="&URLEncode("02 Submitted to PE for approval")
    & "&_fid_16="&URLEncode(true)
    & "&_fid_31="&URLEncode([Change Request ID#])
    & "&_fid_80="&URLEncode("02 Submitted to PE for approval")
    & "&rdr=" & URLEncode(URLRoot() & "db/bmgkazn4z" &  "?a=dr&rid="& [Change Request ID#] & "&dfid=2"),"")


  • 4.  RE: Help with application token please!

    Posted 08-26-2017 17:47
    So this line here
    URLRoot() & "db/bmgkazpqq"

    specifies the URL where the table is located at.

    you will see that the table ID one of your apps is located at mycompany.quickbase.com/db/bmgkazpqq

    so when you click that button on your app or a copy of your app, it will go to that table - which them maybe in the wrong app f that code came from an original app and then you are now working on a Copy of the app..

    The correction is to change that to

    URLRoot() & "db/" & [_DBID_CHANGE_REQUESTS]  

    or whatever the "alias" table name is.  You find that in the Advanced Properties for the table, down at the bottom of the page.  


  • 5.  RE: Help with application token please!

    Posted 09-26-2017 10:28
    Hi, the advice above was good and worked. I am still puzzled however?

    I have copied this application numerous times without issue. Why suddenly do table references and application tokens not get carried over/updated in the process of copying the application? Surely this is not standard behaviour? Has a setting been changed somewhere?

    Thanks