Ready-made templates are available in SeaTable for many use cases. With these, you can kick-start your work and use SeaTable even faster and more purposefully.
In this article you will learn where to find the templates and how to work with them.
Template library #
You can access the continuously growing collection of templates in several ways: via the Template Library on the SeaTable.io website - this is possible without login - , via the Templates button in the Bases Library navigation and when creating a new Base, if you select Create Base from Template. There are numerous templates available to you.
The templates for SeaTable are divided into different categories. These are for example Project Management, Marketing, Sales or Customers. 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 working in a base at 0, but at 100! Instantly capture data in the appropriate data structure with predefined views. See for yourself how easy it is to use templates in SeaTable and put them to work for you.
Creating a new base in the cloud with the help of a template #
You have found an exciting template and now want to use it? Great! To be able to enter your own data in it now, all you have to do is create a new base of template in the SeaTable Cloud.
Now click on Add Base. A menu opens where you will find the options for creating a new base. Select Create Base from Template. The template administration opens. Click on the templates presented there for more information. You can create a new base based on the template by clicking on the Use Template button.
Back in your Base Library 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.
Creating 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, statistics and web forms as needed for your use case. 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 want to use your template, import the base export file in DTABLE format and get started right away (for more information on exporting and importing bases, see the Data Import and Export article in the Data Management section).
Your personal template #
You have a template you are proud of and want to share with other SeaTable users? Go ahead and share it! Tell us what makes your template tick, 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 information from the template).