Databases help you structure information in Notion in a variety of ways — letting you organize, categorize, label, filter, search, view, and utilize it to get jobs done. Below is a walkthrough of how Notion databases work and how to build your own 🏗

Database basics

There are three things that distinguish Notion databases from spreadsheets and databases you can build with other software:

For each item in this database, properties show its status, type, who it was created by and when.

For each item in this database, properties show its status, type, who it was created by and when.

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Create a database

There are several ways to create a database inside Notion:

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Full page vs. in-line databases