Views overview

If you’re a multi-tasking, super-efficient kind of person, you know you’re at your best when you can accomplish many things at once. That’s why we have multiple Baserow views to help. You can look at your data in multiple ways.

The view modal is divided into two core sections. The first half highlights the list of existing views you have in the selected table, while the second half lists the core view types that can be created on Baserow: Grid, Gallery, Form, Kanban and Calendar.

Everyone, including Admins and Members, can modify Views

Default grid view

Changes made with traditional spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel and Google Spreadsheets are made for all users. If you want to change the look of all the data, this change will be reflected in all the sheets.

In contrast to traditional databases, Baserow allows you to set up your information in various ways. You can choose to create different views of a table.

When you create a new table, the default view that’s shown when you open a table is called "Grid view”. So any time you’re looking at your data, you’re seeing it in a grid view. The table-like display you see here, with rows and columns of data, is called a grid view.

enter image description here

Users familiar with these traditional spreadsheets will find this interface familiar. A grid view organizes data into rows and columns, just like a spreadsheet. In a grid view, the first column is headers and the other columns are standard body text in rows and columns.

Model data

Each view is based on a model of the data and the view you are currently looking at reflects your data in a specific model. Thus, If you make a change while in a view, that edit will affect the data in all views, unless you have used a view filter to exempt some views from seeing that change.

Within the View dropdown, you can search for existing views, switch between views and create a new view from the available options.

Baserow tables are more than just grids. In addition to the default grid view, each table can be shown in many different ways, and you decide which view is the most useful. You can visualize their contents in many different ways, such as a form, kanban or gallery.

Here is an example of a kanban view:

enter image description here

Each view determines how records in a table will be displayed and manipulated. You can filter views to display only specific fields in a table, or customize the view to manage the data.

You can also import a CSV file, a JSON file, or an XML file with tabular data, or copy the cells from a spreadsheet and paste the table data.

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!