Can I send an e-mail to a QuickBase app to add a new record?

Can I send an e-mail to a QuickBase app to add a new record using data in the e-mail for certain fields in the record?

I've searched through the forum and the knowledgebase, but only find info on having Quickbase send e-mails out.  This would be the reverse.  Don't know if it is possible or not.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Sure you can! If you send email to the following address:

www4mail@wm.ictp.trieste.it

with a message body indicating the URL you wish to to view by email you can cause the record to be added as a "side effect" of retreiving the document:

GET https://www.quickbase.com/db/DBID?act=API_AddRecord&_fnm_text=foo&_fnm_number=3

In a few seconds you will get back an email with text such as the following and sooner than that you record will have been added to your application:

API_AddRecord 0 No error 7 1260298912512

This is basically the XML response of the API_AddRecord call converted to plain text.

You can read all about www4mail here http://www.www4mail.org/ however, the technology is long dead and represents a historical oddity in the development of the web when modems were bleeding edge  technology and users found they had email access without web access.

If you really want to use email to create QuickBase records the solution for this problem today is to write a short PHP program that will serve as an email to web gateway. However, I would suggest you rethink your process as there are better ways to accomplish this if you want to use a mobile device to add records to a QuickBase application.

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