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QuickBase: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner

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Finding, Changing, and Exporting Data

Once you’ve got some data in QuickBase, you’ll want to work with it: find records to update or edit, delete deadwood you no longer need, export it into a spreadsheet, and so on.

Finding Information

As your QuickBase applications—and the data they hold—grow, it might seem like you’re going needle-hunting in a haystack when you want to find a particular record or application. Not so. QuickBase lets you do lightning-fast, precise searches to pull up what you’re looking for, no pitchfork required.

Search for an application

When you’re a busy person working on tons of projects, your QuickBase Applications list can get pretty long, making it hard to find the application you want when you want it. You don’t have to scroll endlessly through your application list to find the application you need. Start on your My QuickBase page; in the Applications box, click Tools→“Search for an application”. In the “Search for an Application” box that pops up, type all or part of the application’s name into the text box, and then click Search.

Tip

QuickBase looks for an exact match of whatever you type. So if want to find records that contain, for example, billed, billing, or billable , type bill, which matches them all.

If you can’t remember the application’s name, you can still find it. Instead of trying to guess the name in the “Search for an Application” box, just leave the text box blank and click Search. QuickBase zips you over to the “Search for an Application” page, ...

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