Quick start with Baserow

Curious about how to get up & running with Baserow? Let’s go over everything you need to get started.

In this quickstart, you’ll get a brief introduction to Baserow. It’s designed to let you try out the user interface and learn about Baserow’s features.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Choose a database from the templates library.
  2. Customize the template.
  3. Add a collaborator to the workspace and assign roles.
  4. Share your view.

Sign up for Baserow

If you have already installed Baserow or created a hosted (SaaS) account, you can skip this section.

Baserow can be configured in two ways, depending on how you intend to use it:

For this quickstart, we recommend using hosted (SaaS). A free trial is available for new users.

There are multiple ways to create a Baserow account. The most common method of signing up is with your name and email address. You can also sign up for Baserow using Single Sign On (SSO).

Create and customize workspace settings

When you open Baserow, you’ll see the dashboard.

To create a new workspace for this tutorial:

Tailor your workspace settings to match your team’s needs and preferences. Adjust permissions and settings to create a personalized workspace environment.

Add database from a template

Click on the Create a database button to start creating your new database. Choose a template or select the “Start from scratch” option if you prefer to build your database from the ground up.

To quickly start using Baserow, utilize a pre-built template with tables, fields and views. Baserow templates allow you to work with simulated data.

  1. Go to Templates.
  2. Search for “Growth Experiments”.
  3. Preview and select the “Growth Experiments” template.
  4. Click on Use this template to open the template in your own editor.

This template organizes key metrics in a clear, easy-to-understand manner that fuels strategic decisions, while also identifying which efforts keep existing customers happy and involved. You can track revenue from new and existing customers participating in the growth experiment, the total amount spent on the experiment, and the number of new users interested in the experiment.

Set up tables and fields

Customize your tables and fields by adding additional fields, rearranging them, or setting up any specific configurations to meet your database requirements.

Define the fields that will hold the specific data you want to store. You can choose from different field types like text, number, date, file, etc.

Once you’re done setting up your database structure, you can start adding rows to your tables by clicking on the + icon or the Add row button.

Fill in the appropriate data for each row, populating the fields based on your database structure. You can always make changes or modifications later as needed.

Import data

Seamlessly import existing data into your Baserow account from various sources and maintain data integrity. Baserow allows you to easily import data into tables. This feature simplifies the process of adding information to your Baserow database. Whether you have data in spreadsheets, CSV files, or other formats, you can quickly import it into Baserow tables for seamless organization and management. This capability enhances your data management workflow and improves the efficiency of working with large datasets.

Configure views for optimal data representation

Customize views to visualize and interact with your data in the most meaningful way. Explore different view options, such as grid, gallery, form, calendar, or kanban views, to suit your workflow.

Collaborate and share

Invite team members to collaborate on your Baserow workspace. Set permissions and access levels to ensure secure and controlled sharing of data.

Note that the role-based permissions feature is exclusively available to users who are subscribed to the Baserow.io SaaS Advanced or Self-hosted Enterprise plans. This feature provides an additional layer of security and control for your data management needs.

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