For many use cases, ready-made templates are available in SeaTable. With these you kickstart your work and use SeaTable even faster and more targeted.
In this post you will learn where to find the templates and how to work with them.
You can access the continuously growing template collection in several ways: via the template library on the SeaTable.io website - this is possible without logging in - , via the Templates button on the SeaTable home page and when creating a new Base, if you select Create Base from Template.
The templates for SeaTable are divided into different categories. These include project management, human resources, marketing, sales or everyday life. In each category you will find several templates. Each template has a short description and a description of the use case. Below the description you will find an interactive image of the template with its table layout, views as well as dummy data. Take a close look at the template, click around in it and check if it fits your use case!
Working with templates
With templates, you don't start from 0 when working in a base, but from 100! Delete the sample dummy data and immediately capture information in the appropriate data structure with prebuilt views and processes. See for yourself how easy it is to use templates in SeaTable and take advantage of it.
Create a new base using a template
You have found an exciting template and now you want to use it? Great! So that you can now enter your own data in this template, you only need to create a new base from the template in the SeaTable Cloud.
Back on your home page you will find a new Base within the selected group or in My Bases. The name of the newly created Base is the name of the template. If you don't like it, simply rename the Base.
Creation of your own template
You can create your own template from scratch or derive it from an existing base or table. The procedure is identical: create the tables you need in a base, define the table layout according to your needs and create the views, plugins, statistics and web forms your use case requires. Also add some dummy data to illustrate the use of the template and make it easier for users to use.
Now export your template. Exporting a template is identical to exporting a Base. Whenever you and your colleagues want to use your template, import the export file of the Base in DTABLE format again and get started right away. For more information, see the article Data import and export.
Submit your personal template
You have a template you are proud of and want to share with other SeaTable users? Go ahead and share it! Write us what makes your template, how you use it and how it makes your work easier. Use the following form to tell us your idea: to the web form. Please remove any personal or confidential data from the template before sharing it with us.