Linked databases

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Need to reference database content somewhere else in your workspace? Linked databases let you show, filter, and sort the same source data across multiple locations ⛓


Create a linked database

  • Hit + that appears in the left margin on hover, or type /linked and press enter.

  • A menu will pop up that allows you to type to search for specific databases in your workspace. You can also scroll to browse.

  • The database you select will show up as a copy of the original, which you can filter, sort, and view differently without changing the original.

Edit linked databases

Think of each linked database as a two-way excerpt of the source database. It references the same source data, but has its own views, filters, and sorts.

  • When interacting with a linked database, the views, filters, or sorts you create and delete will not affect the views on the original database.

  • However, edits you make to the actual content or properties of a linked database will be reflected in the original.

  • You can add as many linked databases as you would like in-line on a single page. Filter them for different purposes to create your own dashboard.


FAQs

I tried sharing a page with a linked database, but the recipient wasn't able to see it.

Whoever you share this type of page with needs to have access to the original database to be able to see any linked excerpts of that database.

Can I name my linked database something different from the original database?

Not at the moment. We've had a few users ask about this though, so it's on our to-do list!

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Turn on Full Width in the ••• menu at the top right of your page 😉

The database I'm trying to link isn't showing up in my menu of choices when I create a Linked database block.

The database I'm trying to link isn't showing up in my menu of choices when I create a Linked database block.


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