What Can I Change in the Sandbox Application?

This topic refers to functionality that is only available to accounts on the Quick Base Platform or Quick Base Unlimited plans. If you do not see the functionality described here, either your account or realm has not been configured to show it, or your account is not on one of those plans.

To make sure the changes you make in the sandbox application don't break your live application, Quick Base imposes some limits on what you can and cannot change.

Rules for making updates in the sandbox application

In general:

 

The following table illustrates the rules for making changes in the sandbox application.

Key

 You can make this change in the sandbox application. These updates will be applied to the live application.

 You can make this change in the sandbox application, but these changes will not be applied to the live application.

 The Quick Base UI and API prevent you from making this change. Quick Base blocks the sandbox update if it appears you made this change.

Note: A change to the live application during sandbox development can make it appear as though you made a change that's not allowed. For instance, if you add a field to the live application, but not to the sandbox application, it will appear as though you deleted a field in the sandbox application. Quick Base blocks the update to the live application if this is the case.

 

Quick Base element

Add

Delete

Modify

Rename

Application

N/A

N/A

N/A

Application properties

N/A

N/A

N/A

Roles

Application variables

N/A

Application pages (including app home pages, rich text pages, and code pages)

Common reports

Forms

Tables

N/A

Table properties

N/A

N/A

N/A

Connected tables

N/A N/A N/A

Relationships
(can delete if created in sandbox)

N/A

Fields
(can delete if created in sandbox)

N/A

Field properties

N/A

N/A

N/A

Field type

N/A

N/A

N/A

Key fields

N/A

N/A

N/A

Shared value field source

N/A

N/A

N/A

Personal email

Personal reports

About cross-application relationships and the sandbox application

Quick Base imposes two cross-application restrictions in the sandbox application:

About testing shared value fields in the sandbox

You can indeed test shared value fields in the sandbox. Keep the following in mind:

About webhooks and Actions in a sandbox app

You can add, edit, delete them in a sandbox app, however they won't run in the sandbox, even if they are set to enabled. They will appear in the original app when you apply your changes from the sandbox.

About emails in the sandbox app

The developer sandbox is a place where you can make and test app changes that could affect your data if you made them in the live app. Changes to personal or automatic emails won't affect your data.

Therefore, you shouldn't create a sandbox solely to test changes to emails. In fact, you won't be able to send automated emails from the sandbox application. Because lots of spam could be generated in an iterative development environment, Quick Base does not send automated emails (notifications, reminders, and subscriptions) from the sandbox app. However, you can create new automated emails in the sandbox app and use the Preview function to review the contents and appearance.

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