Visual DB combines the familiar interface of a spreadsheet with the robustness and central management of a relational database.
Spreadsheets are a popular choice for storing tabular data due to their familiar, row-by-column interface and ease of use. However, they can quickly become unwieldy as data grows. Spreadsheets aren't ideal for large-scale structured data or maintaining data integrity. When individuals copy the spreadsheet and introduce inconsistent updates, it leads to the problem known as "multiple versions of the truth."
Visual DB transcends these limitations by marrying the spreadsheet interface with a robust relational database. Each row in the spreadsheet is backed by a database record, and is stored in a centralized database. This synergy achieves unparalleled data consistency, integrity, and scalability.
Visual DB is not merely a spreadsheet replacement but also offers sophisticated capabilities commonly associated with business intelligence tools. These features include but are not limited to:
Visual DB is very good at helping you locate the record you want to update. It has advanced filtering that supports combining AND/OR conditions. It also has full-text filtering that instantly updates the screen as you type.
Visual DB supports the display of up to 100,000 records simultaneously, with the flexibility to use query parameters for rendering subsets of data, thus accommodating databases of virtually any scale.
Relational databases frequently function as bridges between various business applications. However, if a database is proprietary and is behind the firewall of another company, its effectiveness as an integration hub is compromised. Visual DB allows users to bring their own databases, ensuring they have complete control and ownership. This ensures interoperability with multiple applications beyond just Visual DB. This flexibility distinguishes Visual DB from competitors like Airtable.
Here are the main features of the spreadsheet aspect of Visual DB:
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