QuickBase: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: March 2007
Pages: 554

Ready to put Intuit's QuickBase to work? Our new Missing Manual shows you how to capture, modify, share, and manage data and documents with this web-based data-sharing program quickly and easily. No longer do you have to coordinate your team through a blizzard of emails or play frustrating games of "guess which document is the right one."

QuickBase saves your organization time and money, letting you manage and share the information that makes your business tick: sales figures, project timelines, drafts of documents, purchase or work requests--whatever information you need to keep business flowing smoothly.

QuickBase: The Missing Manual shows you how to choose among QuickBase's dozens of ready-made applications (mini-databases, essentially) and how to customize one to fit your needs exactly. You'll also learn to assign people different roles within the application. The guide also shows you how to:

  • Capture and modify data: Whatever kind of data you need to store--sales leads, catalog listings, project milestones, workflow checklists--you can use QuickBase's forms to record and organize that data so it makes sense to you.
  • Filter, sort, and group data: Easily find the records that match your criteria, and then sort those records into groups that make their relationships clear.
  • Display your data: QuickBase uses different views (Table, Grid Edit, Summary/Crosstab, Calendar, Chart, and Timeline) to display and summarize data. Switching between them is easy, like taking tasks listed in a table and displaying them as a timeline.
  • Create reports: Print out a hard copy, embed charts in the annual report, or email this month's sales numbers.

Because Intuit frequently introduces new features to QuickBase, you'll find updates to this book at our Missing Manual web site so you can benefit from the latest technology and user suggestions right away.

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This book is outdated, Quickbase has a new interface that looks nothing like the illustrations in this book, a total waste of money on my part.

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    Comments about O'Reilly Media QuickBase: The Missing Manual:

    Written in 2007, this book has seriously lost touch. Even 4 years ago when I was just starting to use QuickBase and got this book, it wasn't really the best source of information. I finally ended up putting it on the shelf and just using the Help. And now, with the newest version of QuickBase released last year, this book is in the Dark Ages.

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    A Must Own for All Users

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      Comments about O'Reilly Media QuickBase: The Missing Manual:

      My company started using Quickbase early in 2007 to track equipment across a few states. Eventually we developed the database for HRIS. It wasn't until we picked up this book that we realized the power of these applications.

      This book details every level of customization and communication clearly so that a layman like me with no programing or database experience was able to design numerous applications that greatly increased our efficiency and productivity.

      Now QuickBase is the back bone of our operations and this Missing Manual is the heart.

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