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Welcome to Databases 101
8 lessons, 34 minutes
Databases. They’re not just for engineers. Database is just a fancy word for a list of things and their attributes. In Excel, the smallest unit is a cell, hence why you'll find yourself calling on coordinates in your formulas. Since Coda is a database at heart, the smallest unit is a row. What this buys you is the ability to take all of the contextual details of an item with you, and you can drag and drop rows and columns around as you see fit. In this course you will learn how to:
- Translate raw data into a database structure
- Describe the benefits of a database
- Identify and use common database patterns
- Troubleshoot common database issues
- Copy this companion doc. This is where you will do all of your practice activities.
- Be sure to log into Coda.
What is a database?
Coda docs are built on tables that act like databases. But what does that really mean? Let’s take a look.Next lesson
Databases make your data accessible in different ways. In this course, you’ll learn all about how Coda docs help you view your data where, and how, you want.
8 lessons, 34 minutes total