Create a Database

A quick approach to getting your project up and running is to create a database from a template or make a copy of an existing database from Airtable.

Adding a new database

You can create a database in any group from scratch. To create a new blank database within a group:

  1. Click ‘+ Create new’
  2. Select ‘Database’ from the dropdown option
  3. Enter a name for the new database. When you create a database, be sure to give it a descriptive name. You can subsequently change the descriptive name as needed.

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Creating a Database from a Template

The easiest way to get started if you are new to Baserow is to copy a Template. To start with a template, you first need to choose a group into which the template will be installed.

You can add a template in two ways:

From Template page

One way to add a template to a group is from the Template page. From our library of templates, you can select a pre-made template that is designed specifically for your use case.

In this case, we will use the Blog Post Management template.

  1. Select the template from the 50+ options across various categories.
  2. Click on ‘Use this template
  3. Select an existing Group or create a new group where the template will be installed into
  4. Click the ‘Create’ button.

You can customize the template to suit your needs.

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From Dashboard

To add a new database from the dashboard

  1. Click the ‘+ Create new’ button in the group you want to add the database to
  2. Select ‘From Template’ from the dropdown option
  3. Select a template from the 50+ option across various categories.
  4. Click on ‘Use this template

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Creating a new database via import from Airtable

Baserow allows you to import data as a new database into an already-existing group.

If you’re familiar with Airtable databases, the prospect of diving into a new platform can seem daunting. But, there’s no need to be overwhelmed! There are easy ways to transition.

To import your Airtable base,

  1. Click the ‘+ Create new’ button in the group you want to add the database to

  2. Select ‘Database’ from the dropdown option

  3. Switch to the ‘Import from Airtable’ tab

  4. Get the shared link to your entire Airtable base.

    In Airtable, click on the Share button in the top right corner after opening your base. After that, you must choose the ‘Base’ tab. In the share modal, you can click on the ‘Share publicly’ button. Enable shared base link (read-only) to turn on full base access. If you’re unable to find it, check Airtable’s help and support documentation.

  5. Copy the shared base public link and paste it into the Baserow input field.

  6. Click ‘Import from Airtable’.

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Understanding how to import your data gives context, ensuring that you can take action on it once you bring it into Baserow. Learn about the fields to understand which can be imported into Baserow.

Rename database

To rename a database:

  • In the right sidebar, click the icon next to a database.
  • Select ‘Rename database’ and enter a new name for the database

Duplicate a database

To duplicate a database, you need to hover over the table, click on the three dots icon next to a database. Select the ‘Duplicate database’ option from the dropdown. You can view the database and table duplication progress in the left sidebar.

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