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Fabrie database basics

What to do when you have a lot of free-form ideas sunk into your whiteboard and want to organize them more clearly? Fabrie database is created to structure complex information to better meet the needs of the workplace; track projects and tally lists with Fabrie database… Combined with whiteboard content, take control of your data more productively!

The flexible Fabrie database in one picture.



Accessing database



Open/collapse database



click to open the database module associated with the current whiteboard for clearer and more organised of content data.



Create/switch tables



Quickly view and switch between worksheets by clicking the Add button in the top right corner of the whiteboard, where you can also import Excel, CSV files.



Editing tables



Add row/record



Add a new row of data by clicking on "Add record" at the top or "+" at the bottom of the form module.



Add Column/field



A new column can be added by clicking on the '+' to the far right of the data in the table, currently fields can be selected from text, radio, multiple choice, numeric, date, attachment, fx formula and URL link types.



Viewing tables



Filter



Custom filters can be created by clicking on 'Filter' at the top of the table and can be used to filter the data or customise new views, such as filtering all Michelangelo's paintings in the example.



Sort



Custom sorting options can be created by clicking on 'Sort' at the top of the table and used to sort the data in a variety of ways, for example by year in the example for paintings.



Group



Custom grouping options can be created by clicking on "Group" at the top of the table to group data or to customise new views, such as grouping paintings by artist in the example.



**Hide fields/columns**



The display of column fields can be quickly switched on or off by clicking on "Hide fields" at the top of the table.



Create views



Views are a way to enrich the presentation style of a table, one table can have multiple views, you can quickly create or view a list view by clicking on “list view” at the top of the table module, assign a corresponding table view to different filtered or grouped data, you can also configure “**gallery view”** for tables containing image attachments to display the content more intuitively.



**Tips**



- Manual sorting: mouse click on the left-hand side of a row or the top of a column, then drag and drop to the desired position to complete the manual sorting of the entry.
- Synced record: mouse click on the six-point hot zone to the left of the table row and drag to the card to complete the association of the record onto whiteboard.

Have you learned everything? If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to join our Official Community for discussion!

Updated on: 07/08/2023

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