Getting Started Videos

Click on the videos below and we'll walk you through the simple process of building database.

Starting a new database

This video covers starting a new database and creating the first table.

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Text column

The text column is the most used data column in any database. Learn the details of how to setup and use the text column.

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Multi-line Text column

Multi-Line Text columns are used to store large blocks of texts. Some databases call them memo fields.

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Numeric column

Numeric Columns are used when you need to perform math functions. We cover the 4 types of number columns and discuss when to use them.

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Checkbox column

Check boxes are used for yes/no type answers.

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Phone, E-mail and URL column

These are specialized pre formatted text columns that make it easier to use these common type of columns.

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User column

User columns allow easy assignment of the logged in TeamDesk user.

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File Attachment column

File columns allow documents and other files to be stored in your database.

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Import Excel to New Table

We show how to import a spreadsheet to a live database. The is very useful for populating multiple records at one time.

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Build a Database from Scratch

In TeamDesk you can create an online database for your specific business needs from scratch in a fast and easy way, requiring zero technical knowledge.

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Move Excel to Web Database

In this video tutorial, we will show you how to move your Excel spreadsheets into web-based database using the TeamDesk online database system.

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Reference Column Creation

The reference columns are a simple way to create relations between tables. They optimize database structure, simplify data entering process and help to avoid mistakes, because you can select already entered data.

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Form Behavior

When data entry form appearance depends on data entered in a certain field or a user who view/edit a form, the Form Behavior can be helpful. As a result, some fields can be visible, hidden, readonly or required. This video demonstrates the Form Behavior adjustment.

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References and Relations

Relations and References

What are relations and references and how they work together?

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Reference column creation

You will know why a reference column is handier than simple choices. Moreover, a reference column comprises key values, but a lookup column can display any other value kept in a related record.

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Lookup columns

How they display related data from a master table. Learn more about Details View and Record Picker options.

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Two references

This video demonstrates an example where two separate reference columns referring to the same table are created.

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Lookups

How to create lookups to get more information from a related master table. Some tips about the form layout adjustment.

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Summary columns

Some examples of Concatenate and # of records functions set in summary columns.

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Filters in Summary

How to apply the filter option in Summary Columns. More details about the Index function.

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Detail Views

How to set a new view as a details view instead of the Default View and rename a details tab.

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All info about One-to-Many Relation

Detailed explanation of the settings comprised in a relation.

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Relation vs Reference

If you build a One-to-Many relation first, a single-reference column and a proxy lookup will be created automatically. Some examples of Record Picker types that can be chosen.

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What NOT to do and how to fix it if you did

You'll learn what happens if the same Reference column is selected in two separate Relations. How to recreate a relation, if you deleted it but didn't delete a reference column.

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Many-to-Many relation

When you can use a Many-to-Many relation, that includes no reference columns. How to add match conditions to a relation and how to create a Details View with filters.

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Many-to-Many as No-Reference relationship

How to link two tables that don't have a common reference-column.

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Relationship types

Explanation of the difference between Many-to-One and Many-to-Many relation. More details about cases when we need a single-reference column and a multi-reference column.

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Multi-reference column

Comprehensive explanation of how the multi-reference columns work.

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Link table & Details Views. Part 1

How a Link table works. What Details Views you can use and how.

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Link table & Details Views. Part 2

How to create summary columns, build new views and use these reports as Details Views.

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Multi-reference column (Many-to-Many cardinality)

How to create a new multi-reference column using an existing link table.

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Diagrams for database structure visualization

How to create diagrams that can simplify online database building process.

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Intermediate Video Tutorials

HTML/CSS Bare Minimum

In this video we try to give everyone just enough HTML/CSS to be able to use the form and dashboard text sections with a bit more flash.

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Advanced Video Tutorials

dbstyles.css Part 1: Customizing the User Interface

How to customize the TeamDesk user interface using the dbstyles.css file. This will allow you to change how TeamDesk appears to your users.

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dbstyles.css Part 2: Customizing with Stylish or Similar

How to use the stylish extension or another similar browser extension to easily test TeamDesk style before updating the dbstyles.css file.

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