API_PurgeRecords

Overview

Use API_PurgeRecords to delete the specified records from the specified table. All records matching the criteria in the specified query will be deleted.

You can build your own query string using the query parameter in the call. You can also use a saved query for the table, using qid or qname. See API_DoQuery for information on saved queries or for instructions on building the query string.

Caution: Use this call carefully. If you do not supply a query parameter (query or qid or qname), ALL of the table records will be deleted. If you supply an empty query parameter (<query />, or <qid /> or <qname />) all of the table records will be deleted as well. If you need to delete only one record, you should use API_DeleteRecord.

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Request parameters

Parameter Value Required?

query
or qid
or qname

Specifies the query. You can use any of these three options:

  • Use <query>{myfid.operator.value}</query> to build your own query string.

  • Use <qid>n</qid>if you want to use a saved query and want to use its query ID.

  • Use <qname>myQuery</qname> if you want to use a saved query and refer to it by its query name.

No, but unless you supply a non-empty query, all records in the table are deleted

ticket

A valid authentication ticket.

The authentication ticket is returned via the API_Authenticate call.

yes, one of:

  • ticket
  • username/password
  • user token

usertoken

The user token is an alternative means of authentication, used for API access. User tokens cannot be used to access the Quick Base UI.

yes, one of:

  • ticket
  • username/password
  • user token

apptoken

Supply a valid application token.

yes, if the application requires application tokens.

udata

A string value that you want returned. It will not be handled by Quick Base but it will be returned in the response.

no

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Response values

Element Name Value

action

The originating request, for example, API_PurgeRecords.

errcode

Identifies the error code, if any. (See the Error Codes appendix for a list of possible error codes.)

0 indicates that no error was encountered.

errtext

Text that explains the error code.

"No error" indicates that no error was encountered.

udata

Optional. Contains any udata value supplied in the request.

num_records_deleted

The total number of records that were deleted.

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Sample XML Request

POST https://target_domain/db/target_dbid HTTP/1.0
Content-Type: application/xml
Content-Length:
QUICKBASE-ACTION: API_PurgeRecords

<qdbapi>
   <udata>mydata</udata>
   <ticket>auth_ticket</ticket>
   <apptoken>app_token</apptoken>
   <qid>10</qid>
</qdbapi>

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URL Alternative

https://target_domain/db/target_dbid?a=API_PurgeRecords&qid=10
&ticket=auth_ticket&apptoken=app_token

where target_domain is the domain against which you are invoking this call, for example, intuit.quickbase.com. Read about this notation.

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Sample response

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<qdbapi>
   <action>API_PurgeRecords</action>
   <errcode>0</errcode>
   <errtext>No error</errtext>
   <num_records_deleted>21</num_records_deleted>
</qdbapi>

 

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