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NocoDB terminologies

To maximize your use of NocoDB, it's beneficial to become familiar with some common terms.

Within this section, we've provided straightforward explanations for keywords and phrases that are relevant to NocoDB's functionality and capabilities. This resource is designed to assist you in gaining a deeper understanding of NocoDB as you embark on the process of setting up workspaces, bases, tables, and various other elements within the platform.


The layout below shows the main parts of NocoDB's user interface.


  1. Sidebar: This component provides quick access to workspaces, bases, tables, and views, facilitating easy navigation within NocoDB.

  2. Navbar: In the Navbar, you'll find essential tools like the Switcher, allowing users to switch between data mode and details mode, and the Share button for collaborative workspace and view sharing.

  3. Toolbar: The Toolbar equips users with various tools to manage records within tables and views effectively. It includes features for sorting, filtering, and editing data, enhancing your control over information.

  4. View Area: The central workspace where data can be viewed in multiple formats - Grid, Gallery, Kanban or Form.

  5. Footbar: A pagination bar for navigating between paginated records.


BaseA base is a collection of one or more tables, often related and linked to one another. Alternative term Project
Base OwnerMember who had created base. There can be only one owner for a base & ownership is non-transferable
Base memberBase member with specific access permissions. Alternative term Member User
CellA cell represents the space created where a column and a row intersect within a grid-like structure. It serves as the fundamental unit for storing data
FieldA field or column in a table is a container for values that share the same data type. Alternative term Column
ModalIn the context of user interfaces, a modal is a type of dialog or overlay that appears on top of the main content or interface and requires user interaction before the user can proceed. Modals are often used to gather user input, display alerts, or confirm actions. They typically "block" the rest of the interface until the user dismisses them, making them a focused and attention-grabbing element
RecordA record represents a row in a table. Alternative term Row
TableA base is housed in tables, where data is logically arranged into rows and columns. A base can have multiple tables. Alternative term Model
ViewA view defines how data within a table is presented and interacted with. Default view type is the grid view; other supported view types include form, gallery, and kanban views.
WebhookA webhook is a mechanism that allows one system to send real-time data to another system or application. It enables automated notifications and data synchronization between different services or platforms by triggering predefined actions or events in response to specific events or updates in the source system.
Workspace OwnerMember who had created workspace. There can be only one owner for a workspace & ownership is non-transferable
Workspace memberWorkspace member with specific access permissions. Alternative term Member User
WorkspaceA workspace is a collection of one or more bases. It offers collaborative access to bases by enabling you to bring together interconnected tables, views, and various elements into a unified and organized entity