Turning Spreadsheets into Structured Databases with Tadabase
Hey there, it's Tim from Tadabase, and welcome to another exciting episode of Build It with Tim!
In this tutorial, we're diving into the world of data importing from CSV files using Tadabase. Our goal is to take a CSV file with company data and transform it into a fully functional data table within your application. We'll cover the key features needed for this process and guide you step by step.
Imagine you have a spreadsheet with company data. You want to transform this data into a dedicated data table, with connections to other tables, for efficient data management.
The first step is preparing your CSV file. Export your data as a CSV and head over to Tadabase's database builder. Here's where the magic begins.
You can create a new data table from scratch by clicking "Add Data Table." But if you're working with an existing CSV, use the "Add Table from CSV" option. Specify the table name and select the CSV file. If the CSV has headers, you can easily define them.
For our company data, we'll first import company names into a separate data table. Next, we import the entire spreadsheet and connect it to the company data.
After importing the company names, create another table for company data. During import, map fields accurately. Use connection fields to establish relationships between tables. For data types like select or radio fields, define options based on CSV values.
Tadabase makes it easy to set up a complete data structure. You'll have valid connections between tables, allowing you to dive into the page builder and start working with your data.
Creating tables and importing data is just the beginning. To streamline data importing, build import templates. These templates guide Tadabase on how to handle imports. Define the fields and map them to CSV columns. Ensure that the values match precisely.
For dynamic data importing, add an import component to your published application. Users can now import data directly. You can even choose to update existing records or create new ones based on matching criteria.
And that's the power of data importing with Tadabase! Whether you're building initial data structures or enabling users to import data effortlessly, Tadabase offers a range of options for powerful data management in your app.
Thanks for joining us on this episode. Stay tuned for more exciting tutorials coming your way. Until next time, take care and keep building with Tadabase!