How Can I Export an Entire Base with one Click?


#1

My base is huge. I need a way to one click back it up for my peace of mind. thank you.


#2

#3

alternatively you could go through every table in the base (I can’t imagine you’d have more than 10) → download as CSV on the whole view

This isn’t as automated as zenbackups but it gets the job done and its simple / straightforward to do

if you need to download image assets too / rename you can use my bulk image downloader here.


#4

I have 25, so far. I’m writing a series that has 13 books in it, and I’m only on book 6. Trying to keep track of all the bits of info and all my ideas is a killer.

thank you


#6

I’m guessing that having a table per book is not a really good match to a pseudo-relational database model. Aren’t there bits and pieces of each book that have some common structure? Does each book have title and a body? Perhaps an extract, a cover image, an author and a date? This would be how it should be structured, IMHO.


#7

Vincent - More than 10 tables is probably the norm.

More than 50 is likely if you’re doing something other than a simple business plan or an academic exercise.

More than 500 is common when you’re trying to model a whole enterprise. If Airtable wants to play in this world (and I really think it should), there need to be some tools that look at large applications such as CRM or document management systems (which is my current area.)


#8

i am not keeping track of things like cover images, etc, I’m using this as a series bible, keeping track of plot twists, ideas, locations, characters, descriptions, plot structure, secrets, future plot intersections, editing notes - stuff like that.