What is a database?

In order to get started with Method, you will need to understand how data is stored. 

In basic terms, a database is a collection of data, organized into tables (which we’ll get into later).  Remember our Method filing cabinet from our story?  That’s your database!

In Method terms, one account is equal to one database (or filing cabinet).  Each database contains a series of tables, used to store lots of different kinds of information.

When you access a database in Method, it's like accessing a “master list” that contains every record associated with your Method account (we’ll talk about records a little later on, but for now just think of them as the pieces of paper you would find in a filing cabinet). A database works to organize these records by separating them into tables. But what is a table? Click here to find out

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