Appendix C: Building and Using Queries

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Out of all of the HTTP API calls, only two calls perform the critical function of returning the data you need in the display order (view) that you want. These two calls are API_DoQuery and API_GenResultsTable: both of which are covered in Quickbase API Call Reference section.

Both API_DoQuery and API_GenResultsTable make use of the same query mechanism to return data. They differ mainly in the overall format of the return:

  • API_DoQuery returns XML that you can parse and process as you wish.

  • API_GenResultsTable can be embedded in a web page to automatically show the filtered records in the page as an HTML table when the page is opened in a browser.

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