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QuickBase Connections

Quickbase is an application development platform that unites business and IT teams by enabling problem solvers to work together to safely, securely, and sustainably create an ecosystem of applications. For more information, see


This connection is in early preview. It is read-only and available only in SaaS product editions. For more information on early previews, see Early Preview Connection Types.

Limitations and Requirements


During normal selection or import of an entire table, you may encounter an error indicating a problem with a specific column. Since some tables require filtering based on a particular column, data from them can only be ingested using custom SQL statements. In this case, the problematic column can be used as a filter in the WHERE clause of a custom SQL statement to ingest the table.

  • For more information, please consult the CData driver documentation for the specific table.

  • For more information on using custom SQL, see Create Dataset with SQL.


For filtering date columns, this connection type supports a set of literal functions on dates. You can use these to reduce the volume of data extracted from the database using a custom SQL query. For more information, see the pg_dateliteralfunctions.htm page in the driver documentation for this connection type.

  • Supports authentication using the Basic authentication mechanism with an application token (Username, Password, and Application Token). Information on acquiring the application token is provided below.

Create Connection

via Cloud Portal

When you create the connection, please review the following properties and specify them accordingly:

Connection Property



Your Quickbase domain URL.

Connect String Options

The following default value sets the connection timeout in seconds:


Setting this value to 0 disables timeouts.

User Name

The Quickbase user account used to authenticate.


The password used to authenticate the user.

Application Token

The application token used to authenticate the user. Locate the application token under the following path: SpecificApp>Settings>App management>App properties>Advancedsettings>Securityoptions>ManageApplicationToken.

Default Column Data Type Inference

Leave this value as Enabled.

For more information, go to the driver documentation.

via API

Depending on your product edition, you can create connections of this type. Key information:

"vendor": "quickbase",
"vendorName": "Quickbase",
"type": "jdbc"

For more information, see

Coming soon.

Data Type Conversions

For more information, go to the driver documentation.