Data editing options to improve productivity

While working with a web-based database you usually use edit forms to modify record values. The Edit form is an obvious and simple way to change your data, but it’s not always flexible enough. For example, you may encounter difficulties if the form is too long, so it’s hard to find a field you need….

Rendering TeamDesk data on a web page using REST API, Part I

For a long time TeamDesk had a SOAP API to support client-server exchange between the database and applications, however its use on web pages was fairly complicated. First of all, enabling support for SOAP interchange in JavaScript requires fair amount of extra code – we've fit into 1500+ lines. Next problem is a browsers security…

How to add more readability to Multi-line text columns

Multi-line text columns are frequently used in TeamDesk online databases to keep plain text data like comments, notes or address details. You may want to outline some text elements like headings, paragraphs, lists or emphasized words to make them more readable and noticeable, and that’s what Markup can be used for. Markup allows you to…

Using REST API in TeamDesk Promo

Our promo site is powered by C#, ASP.NET Webpages and three TeamDesk databases holding the data for it – Database Library, Testimonials and Experts. As we recently finished site redesign, unifying look and feel for various site parts, we've also switched from SOAP-based data retrieval to REST API. While in this article we'll share our…

Sharing Database with Users

That’s what web-based databases are for in the first place – to share the data among the users. You also expect different types of users (such as team members, clients, prospects or partners) to have relevant data access levels as well as appropriate access rights to shared online databases. When users are invited to a…

Create a Database to empower your business

If you are ready to create an online database for your business, you don’t have to wait. TeamDesk empowers you with four robust ways to generate your database, so you may begin by selecting the most relevant way depending on your current data management approach. 1. From Scratch To create an online database from scratch…

TeamDesk Documents

A typical business process requires creating various types of documents like invoices, contracts, project confirmations, etc. All these documents can be generated by TeamDesk, as the system dynamically inserts values from the database directly into the template. Here are some examples from Document Gallery: If you don’t use TeamDesk’s Document functionality yet, we highly recommend…

Show available inventory items within selected timeframe

As a database user, you pretty often need to query inventory items that are available during a given timeframe. For example, you created a database to handle helicopters bookings. Each helicopter may be considered an inventory item that can be hired by a customer for a certain period of time. Ideally, when a new booking…

Dates calculation ignoring weekends and holidays

Calculating future dates (such as exact due dates or project delivery dates) is a pretty common task. Let’s find an easy way to calculate future dates in TeamDesk. The simplest way is to add a number of days to a date value. For example, the End Date is 5 days after the Start Date. You…

Migration from WebEx WebOffice

Cisco WebEx, LLC has entered the process of retiring the WebEx WebOffice product. The last day of service & support is November 30, 2014. All WebEx WebOffice customers who are looking for an alternative software can migrate to TeamDesk online database. TeamDesk offers more advanced functionality and more flexibility as well. In this post we…