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The first base

You organize your data SeaTable in bases. A base is a container for one or more tables. The tables of a Base can stand independently next to each other or - as in a database - can be linked to each other via relations. You can also share Bases with other team members or invite external third parties to work on them together. In the background, each Base maintains SeaTable a history for every Base, which you can use to undo changes and quickly and easily restore previous states, should you need to.

The home page

After the login you are on the start page. Here you manage your bases. If you have selected templates during registration, they will be displayed here.

With a click on Add Base you create your first own Base. Enter a name and the Base will be placed on the start page. When you move the mouse pointer over the name of the Base, a pencil icon and the three-point icon for the advanced functions appear to the right of the name. You can use the pen icon to rename the Base and assign it a different icon and color. The advanced functions include, for example, the release of a base or its export. You open the Base by clicking on its name.

Table view

The new Base opens in the table view. Table view is the central, but not the only, view of SeaTable. In Table View, you manage the tables in Base, you define their layout, and you enter/analyze your data.

Before the data is entered, the table layout is defined. The table layout determines which data or data types you can enter in the table, which view options you have and how the fields behave in Web forms.

SeaTable offers a total of 17 column types. Traditional spreadsheet programs have text and date columns. Of course, SeaTable knows these too. SeaTable also offers columns for storing files and formatted text, as well as single and multiple selection fields. Do you want to store images for an entry? Simply drag the image to an image column and SeaTable will store it directly in the table. In SeaTable, you have all your data in one place!

Another type of column that you do not know from a spreadsheet is the link. You use links to create relationships between rows in different tables. This procedure, which corresponds to the way relational database systems work, avoids duplicate entries, ensures data consistency, and provides an overview. Here is just one example of use: A property management company enters the managed objects in one table and links them to tenants that are managed in another table. If something changes in the object properties, the manager only has to change the adjustment in the object table. By means of a link, the changed information is automatically updated for all assigned tenants.

You create additional tables using the table tabs. Each table has its own individual layout. Design the columns according to your wishes and needs.

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