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.
You can create a database in any group from scratch. To create a new blank database within a group:
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:
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.
You can customize the template to suit your needs.
To add a new database from the dashboard
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,
Click the ‘+ Create new’ button in the group you want to add the database to
Select ‘Database’ from the dropdown option
Switch to the ‘Import from Airtable’ tab
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.
Copy the shared base public link and paste it into the Baserow input field.
Click ‘Import from Airtable’.
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.
To rename a database:
⋮icon next to 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.
If you’re looking for something else, please feel free to make recommendations or ask us questions in our online community —we’re ready to assist you!