Introduction to Baserow basics

Here are the things that you should keep in mind before you start using Baserow for the first time. In this section, you will learn about the fundamental components and the essentials of starting with Baserow.

You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to create a powerful database that will help you to streamline your workflow and increase your productivity, from setting up your account to customizing your fields and views. Let’s go!

Welcome to Baserow!

Baserow is an open-source no-code database tool which allows you to collaborate on projects, tasks and more. It gives you the powers of a developer without leaving your browser.

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Baserow features unique self-hosting capabilities, a high-performance design to handle very large volumes of data and an API-first design for interoperability with any other tool.

The support articles will guide you through how Baserow can help you be more productive, no matter the size of your team or the size of your company. You’ll learn everything you need to know about using Baserow to make the best possible decisions for your company.

How does Baserow work?

Baserow allows you to build and edit your own database without writing code.

After you create an account and sign in, you’ll be taken to the Dashboard. The dashboard is where you can organize and view all your workspaces and databases. It is also the starting point for creating new databases and workspaces.

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The left-hand sidebar is made up of databases, and nested within are your tables. If you want to see a table, you just click on a database.

With the sidebar, you can zoom in on tables within a database or workspace, or even create a new database or table. You can see all your workspaces at once, as well as other databases, in a single click.


Get help with Baserow

If you’re having any technical issues with setting up your Baserow account, or want to speak to someone about your account, you can reach out to Baserow Support.

Why do I receive a “Connection to the server failed” pop-up on

Baserow has an active web socket connection to receive real-time updates. The “Connection to the server failed” pop-up on is related to real-time collaboration. It indicates that there is a temporary issue with your connection to the Baserow server.

Temporary connection failures could be due to a variety of reasons, such as network instability, interruption in your internet connection, server downtime or maintenance. This could happen if you lose your internet connection, put your device in sleep mode, or similar. Baserow will attempt to reconnect many times, but it will display a warning if that fails.

Here are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot this issue:

  1. Refresh the page: In many cases, the connection problem is usually temporary. You can restore the connection to the Baserow server by refreshing the page.

  2. Check your internet connection: Ensure that you have a stable and reliable internet connection. Try accessing other websites or online services to verify if the problem is specific to or your internet connection in general.

  3. Verify server status: Check the status page, community or official social media accounts for any known server issues or scheduled maintenance on

  4. Contact Baserow support: If the issue persists or you suspect it’s specific to your Baserow account, contact the Baserow support team for further assistance. The team can provide more specific guidance based on your account and help troubleshoot the connection problem.

Still need help? If you’re looking for something else, please feel free to make recommendations or ask us questions—we’re ready to assist you.

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