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Qrimp gives you many ways to control security and restrict who can see, access and change your data.

By default, the account administrator is the only one who will be able to change security settings. You can change this by giving permission to other user groups to perform update operations on the Table Security table. You can give them permission to see the table by editing your Menus.

Administrators have automatic rights to:




User Groups

User Groups are group profiles that help you manage sets of users and control access and permissions to your data. User groups are often based on job function, such as HR or accounting, or by access level, such as administrator or anonymous.

Default User Groups

Your Qrimp app has five default user groups: Administrator, Developer, Tester, User and Anonymous. The Administrator Group has the most default privileges, while the Anonymous group, which refers to public (not logged in) users, has none. You can change these settings on a table by table basis using Table Security and/or Group Menu Visibility.




Adding Users

To add a user, go to Admin > Manage Users. Click the link that says "Add a New User"

Enter the user's information in the form and select a user group for them:

Your user will get an email from with login and password information on their account. Make sure they check their spam!

Repeat this for all users. If you have a large number of users please contact us for information on bulk user creation.




The System Tables

The system tables are the core tables that govern the basic functionality of Qrimp applications. Only administrators can see system tables. Some system tables will be hidden from even the administrators, as modifying or deleting these tables can cause serious system errors. The system tables are the Qrimp equivalent to the system tables on your operating system. If you find that you need access to system tables that you do not have permission to edit from your account, please contact support at

You will probably get along quite well without changing any system tables. Most of them run in the background, but are essential to different parts of the application and the tables you will create. For example, every application has the system table yesno. This table one of the default Look-up Tables for yes/no drop-down lists in new tables you create. It will be used by any table that has yes/no radio buttons as a data entry option. You can see this when you Create Tables and choose your datatype.

If you are creating admin accounts, you'll want to make sure only expert users have access to these tables.

To learn more about enforcing access rules read Table Security.




Field Templates

Field Templates wrap every field in your database. By editing the field template, you can control how any field in any table for any view is presented. You can create user messages, style your fields, make fields links and more.

Some of the other things you can change with field templates

Field templates can have HTML, CSS and JavaScript code in them. In these help documents, we will give you some basic code that you can copy and paste into your field templates to customize your fields.

The default field appearances for the grid view

This grid view has an extra icon that lets you click it to view the record.

The id field template has a second icon in it

Changing a Template

Go to the table and view for which you want to change a field template. Go to Design > Design Mode On.

Click the gear icon at the top of the column you want to change.

Enter HTML in the field to alter the appearance of your field.

Add icons with links

In the HTML above, the following link was not part of the default template. Adding this creates a link to the detail view, that is an image (an icon).

Change the color of a link

Make a field a radio button

Make a field a select box




An Introduction to Qrimp


What is Qrimp?

Qrimp is a web platform that allows you to create and operate your own custom information management system.

How does it work?

When you create an app, you get a url, such as, plus a login and password by email. When you log in to your Qrimp app you have the tools you need to build custom solutions for any type of software system and manage your data securely on the web.

What is Qrimp for?

Qrimp is used to create web-based software applications with forms, workflow, reporting, business rules, data views, design templates and more. You can start with your existing data or add data as you go. Some types of software that have been built on Qrimp include Customer Relationship Management, Inventory Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain Management, Knowledge Management, Digital Asset Management, Financial Management, Human Resources, Intranet and more.

How do I sign up?

If would like to create a new web application for yourself or your company, go to If your company already has an app, speak to your administrator and they will create an account for you.

How do I access it?

Qrimp systems are accessible online any time from any web browser, including mobile phone browsers. There is no software to download. If desired, Qrimp can be installed behind a firewall on a local machine (see Qrimp Server).

Who can see my data?

Qrimp systems are all private by default. If you would like to show data to the public, use the anonymous user group under security permissions (see User Groups).

Does Qrimp work with ...?

Qrimp can integrate with external services for payment processing (PayPal, Authorize.Net), maps, UPS (shipping), Flickr, Twitter, RSS - anything with an API. You can also share data from your Qrimp application to external sites using Share Data.

What about my existing files?

Qrimp lets you upload existing documents, such as Word, Excel, PDF, video, and other files. These documents are stored in Qrimp as attachments. See Adding Attachments.

Can you build my system?

If you do not have the time or knowledge to build your system, the Qrimp Services team can provide help. If you'd like our help, please contact us.





Menu tabs are used to navigate your Qrimp application. A menu tab can lead to database tables, pages where you can work with your data or even a particular record, or a function, such as "add a new record". You can completely customize your menus.

Default Menu Tabs

A Qrimp administrator will see three default top-level tabs: Admin, Develop and Design. When you hover over a menu tab you will see the sub-tabs for that menu. Quick tip: To see a brief description of what each of the Admin, Develop or Design sub-menu tabs does, click the top level link.

Dashboard or Home

Most Qrimp apps are set up with a Dashboard or Home Tab. This is blank when your app is first created. Dashboards are usually used as a collection of Portals, but can be customized to anything. The home page is set in User Group Settings (see: User Groups).


Menu for administrative options, such as account creation and security.


Develop is for tools such as table creation and views that facilitate back- and front-end data design and manipulation.


Design is for front-end designer tools such as skins and page layouts.

New Tables and Default Menu Tab Creation

When you create a new database table, under the advanced options section below the rows, there is a checkbox for "Add Menus" that is selected by default. If you do not want to see a menu tab for a table (such as for minor tables like drop-down tables), unselect this checkbox.

Use Group Menu Visibility to make menu tabs visible when you create new tables.

Adding a Menu Tab

To add a menu tab, go to Develop > Manage Menus then click the Create Menu Item button.

Enter the following information:

  • Name: The word that will appear in the Menu Tab.

  • Link template: Enter the url that you would like users to land on when they click the tab. It is easiest to navigate to the data and the view (see Views) first, then copy/paste that url.

  • Parent Menu: Choose a top level menu tab to show your menu in a sub-menu below it.

  • Description (Optional): Enter a description.

  • Icon (Optional): Click the edit link and choose an icon.

  • Choose which groups can see the menu.

  • Security: Select which groups can see the menu tab (See also Group Menu Visibility).

Why can't I see a certain menu option?

Qrimp users only see menu tabs that they have permission to see. If you can access Develop > Manage menus, you can set up which menus you can see. If not, please contact your app Administrator.

Advanced: Classic Menus

Menu tabs and sub-tabs are stored in the Menus table. The Menus table can be found under Develop > Manage Menus. Below the links to manage your menus is a link to classic menus. This will let you manage the data the same way data is managed in a regular table.




Assigning Users to Groups

By default, every Qrimp application comes with the following user groups: Administrator, Developer, Tester, User and Anonymous. You may wish to create additional groups based on specifics of your organization, such as "Accounting", "Editors" or "Human Resources".

By default the first user is an Administrator. Administrators can see most tables by default.

To add a user to a group go to Admin > Assign User to Groups. Click the add new icon.

You will see two drop-down boxes. Choose the user from the first, and the group from the second. Click the Create button.

You must repeat this process for each user and each group.

Bulk Assigning

To bulk assign users to groups, go to the gridedit view of your users table. There is no link to this by default so you will have to type in a url: Replace myapp with your app name.




Table Security

Table security lets you set permissions for each of your tables by user group (see also User Groups). You can set Create, Read, Update, and Delete (CRUD) access. Administrators can change security at any time.

Default Permissions

By default, new tables are only accessible to the Administrator and Developer groups. You must add permissions for other user groups. The User and Tester groups can read data, but not create, update, or delete it. The Anonymous (public/not logged in) group, and new user groups that you add cannot see anything unless you give them permission.

Adding Group Level Permissions to View a Table

To set which user groups can access a table, go to Develop > Manage Tables > Find your table > Click the "Group Security" link. Or go to your table and choose the Table Management sub-menu (if available).

From the table management page, click the link that says "Manage Group Security".

Toggle permissions by clicking the checkbox or circle with a line through it.

Advanced: View Security Permissions for all Tables

To view all of your Table Security Records, go to Develop> Manage Tables > View System Tables > t_security > View.

Depending on the size of your system, you may see hundreds or thousands of records. To find a record use the search feature.




Manage Tables

On the Table Management page, you can access all of the custom data tables you and authorized users have created. Go to the Develop > Manage Tables to access a list of tables that have been created in your application. If you have not created any tables, this list will be blank.

You can create your first table in just a few minutes using data you already have in a spreadsheet (see Import Data) or by entering columns manually (see Add a Table).

You can also download pre-built Modules which are "Solution Accelerators". A module is a set of database tables and relationships that gives you a head start on your custom web application.




Site Settings

Site Settings let you change settings for your app.
You can change the size of the icons that appear in the header/footer for your tables.








icontheme: This is the folder from which you can set icons for inbuilt icon themes. Two icon sets are available medium icons at 32x32 pixels and mini icons at 16x16 pixels. To change from one size to another, simply replace the 16x16 for 32x32 or vice versa.




Notification Subscriptions


Set up notifications in your Qrimp app to send an email to a user when data is added, deleted or edited. For example, you can set up an email to a sales rep when a table is updated.

Adding Notifications

To subscribe a user to a notification, go to Admin > Notification Subscriptions. Click the Add New Icon .

Choose the table you want to send a notification for.

Choose which operation triggers the notification. The most common operation is insert, which is when someone adds a new record to a table.

Choose the user who will get the notification.

Then choose a notification message. You can see and edit the content of a notification message by going to Admin > Notification Templates. (See also: Notification Templates).

Customized Notifications

You can get very specific about when to send a notification. For example, you may wish to only notify a sales rep, if a website visitor creates a new order with an order type of "Wholesale".

To customize, go to your list of user notifications and click the link that says "customize". Enter the parameters for your notification. Now the user will only get this notification when that specific criteria is met.

You will see an option at the right to "Customize filters for this notification subscription". Click the link then Search to further restrict notifications. For example, you could choose to only receive an Email notification when someone inserts a Project into the Projects table with the word "Human Resources" in it.




Notification Subscriptions

Send site administrators and users custom Notifications when new data is added to your Qrimp application or when people sign in.




Add a Table

To create a new table, go to Develop > Add a Table.

Provide names for the table and columns, select a datatype for each column, and specify whether a column (field) should be required to have data in it in order for the record to save.

Fields contain the specific data about the "thing" your table is for. For example, if I created a table for TeddyBears the columns might be Name, FurColor, EyeColor etc.

All fields will get an id number, which helps us track the particular item. (See automaticids. The first teddy I enter will have an id of 1, the second 2, etc.

Advanced Features

After you have entered the field names, you can choose to enable additional options, Auditing (createdate and createid), Versioning (record history), Attachments, Menus and Tree View (folder display).

At the bottom of the table creation page, click the Create Table button. Qrimp will create the table in the database. After the table is created, you should make sure that your User groups have the correct permissions to the table (See Table Security).

See Existing Tables

To see your tables go to Develop > Manage Tables.




Adding Columns

You can add additional fields to any table in your Qrimp app.

Go to Develop > Manage Tables. Find your table in the list. Add the bottom of the page you will see a section called "Add a Column". Enter a name for your field in the table and a datatype and click "Save" or "Add Column".

Configure Column Level Security for your table.




Adding Skins

To change the look and feel of the site, go to the Design tab and click on Skins. Enter the url to your stylesheet.

To customize all of the elements that we use on our site, download the default stylesheet and edit the properties you would like to change.

To get your CSS files onto the server, create a project you'll use to manage your style sheets and upload the CSS file as an attachment. Then use the url of the attached file as the URL you paste in the URL box.





Operations allow system users to perform actions upon data in your application. Operations are analogous to stored procedures. The five types of operations that users can perform on a database are Create, Read, Update, Delete and Admin.

* Create - Users can create entries in the table.

* Read - Users can view items in the table.

* Update - Users can update existing records.

* Delete - Users can delete information from the table.

* Admin - Full Permission. Users can add and remove fields from the table, rename columns, and rename the table. Admin rights also allow them to control security on the table.

Qrimp has additional default operations such as add notifications, gettree, etc.

To view the operations in your system go to Admin > Operations (). Access to the Operations table is restricted to Administrators by default.

To allow your users to perform operations, you must first make sure they have the security privileges to do so. You can control operation privileges using Table Security.

You can also write your own operations to set up specific functionality based on particular tables, etc. Qrimp has a generic operation statement writing language that should be fairly intuitive to advanced database administrators. Learn more about Writing Operations and Using Operations in urls.




Headers and Footers

In Qrimp, the area above your tables is the "Header" and the area to the right is the "Footer". The Header is also known as the "Content Header" (#contentheader in CSS).

Default Headers and Footers

Each table has a default header, in most cases containing the Action icons that allow you to change Views, see Reports, add new items, edit, etc. Each of the default views has its own Header showing icons relevant to that view. For example, if you are in already edit view, you will not see the edit icon in the header. Headers are also a great place to put a custom messages to your users, rss feeds, shopping carts, images, shared data or even Custom CSS specific to that item and view.

The default footer usually contains Related Data, Attachments , related tables, or custom messages to users.

Changing Headers and Footers

To change the header or footer, go to the table and the view you are changing it for. Then go to Develop > Header/Footer.

If a custom header or footer exists for that table and view, you will see it in the list.

Click the small edit icon to open the header/footer for editing.

You will see a text box for the HTML for your Header and a separate text box with the HTML for your footer.

Change the HTML to create your custom message. Save a copy of the working Header or Footer HTML for reference while you are working. Versioning is enabled by default for all header/footer tables. To view previous versions of your header/footer, click the Versioning icon once you have saved the custom header/footer.




Error Messages

When you are working with your Qrimp app, you may encounter error messages. The error messages will appear in red and should tell you what to do to correct the problem, if possible. Many of these occur if you are entering data that is not the correct type, or if your data model is not correct.

Sometimes you will see a warning at the top if you have just deleted a record. This may sometimes persist to a new table as you are navigating. Usually these types of warning messages will disappear if you refresh your browser or if you continue using your app as normal.

We will attempt to document the most common errors and warnings in this section.

If you come across blank pages or unexplained errors, please contact us or submit a Feedback blurb with a detailed explanation of what happened.





A many-to-many relationship is a relationship between two database tables. For example, a stuedent in university will have many teachers, and a teacher will have many students. The relationship between the two tables is a many-to-many relationship between students and teachers.

Adding a Many-to-Many

To add a many-to-many relationship first go to the table for which you'd like to create the relationship, then go to Develop > Add Many-to-Many.

At the top of the page, you'll see the table you selected, and a drop down list of other tables in your system. Select the table to which you'd like to add the relationship and then name the relationship. Usually something simple such as TeacherStudents or UserTasks is best.

Click create to add the relationship. You will see two links that allow you to view data in either of the tables.

View the Relationship

To view the relationship go to the detail view of any item in either of the two related tables. On the right hand side of the page, you will see a heading/link to the relationship. If there are related items, they will be listed below the link. There is also an add button so you can add new items.

Advanced - viewing all relationships in your system.

To see a list of all existing relationships, go to Develop > Many-to-Many.


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