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Open-source alternative to Airtable that turns any database into a smart spreadsheet.

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Why use NocoDB on Plural?

Plural helps you deploy and manage the lifecycle of open-source applications on Kubernetes. Our platform combines the scalability and observability benefits of managed SaaS with the data security, governance, and compliance benefits of self-hosting NocoDB.

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NocoDB’s websiteGitHubLicenseInstalling NocoDB docs
Deploying NocoDB is a matter of executing these 3 commands:
plural bundle install nocodb nocodb-aws
plural build
plural deploy --commit "deploying nocodb"
Read the install documentation

The Open Source Airtable Alternative

Turns any MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, SQLite & MariaDB into a smart-spreadsheet.

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1-Click Deploy to Heroku

Before doing so, make sure you have a Heroku account. By default, an add-on Heroku Postgres will be used as meta database. You can see the connection string defined in DATABASE_URL by navigating to Heroku App Settings and selecting Config Vars.

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You can run below command if you need an interactive configuration.

npx create-nocodb-app

Node Application

We provide a simple NodeJS Application for getting started.

git clone https://github.com/nocodb/nocodb-seed
cd nocodb-seed
npm install
npm start


# for SQLite
docker run -d --name nocodb \
-v "$(pwd)"/nocodb:/usr/app/data/ \
-p 8080:8080 \

# for MySQL
docker run -d --name nocodb-mysql \
-v "$(pwd)"/nocodb:/usr/app/data/ \
-p 8080:8080 \
-e NC_DB="mysql2://host.docker.internal:3306?u=root&p=password&d=d1" \
-e NC_AUTH_JWT_SECRET="569a1821-0a93-45e8-87ab-eb857f20a010" \

# for PostgreSQL
docker run -d --name nocodb-postgres \
-v "$(pwd)"/nocodb:/usr/app/data/ \
-p 8080:8080 \
-e NC_DB="pg://host.docker.internal:5432?u=root&p=password&d=d1" \
-e NC_AUTH_JWT_SECRET="569a1821-0a93-45e8-87ab-eb857f20a010" \

# for MSSQL
docker run -d --name nocodb-mssql \
-v "$(pwd)"/nocodb:/usr/app/data/ \
-p 8080:8080 \
-e NC_DB="mssql://host.docker.internal:1433?u=root&p=password&d=d1" \
-e NC_AUTH_JWT_SECRET="569a1821-0a93-45e8-87ab-eb857f20a010" \

To persist data in docker you can mount volume at /usr/app/data/ since 0.10.6. Otherwise your data will be lost after recreating the container.

If you plan to input some special characters, you may need to change the character set and collation yourself when creating the database. Please check out the examples for MySQL Docker.


MacOS (x64)
curl http://get.nocodb.com/macos-x64 -o nocodb -L && chmod +x nocodb && ./nocodb
MacOS (arm64)
curl http://get.nocodb.com/macos-arm64 -o nocodb -L && chmod +x nocodb && ./nocodb
Linux (x64)
curl http://get.nocodb.com/linux-x64 -o nocodb -L && chmod +x nocodb && ./nocodb
Linux (arm64)
curl http://get.nocodb.com/linux-arm64 -o nocodb -L && chmod +x nocodb && ./nocodb
Windows (x64)
iwr http://get.nocodb.com/win-x64.exe
Windows (arm64)
iwr http://get.nocodb.com/win-arm64.exe

Docker Compose

We provide different docker-compose.yml files under this directory. Here are some examples.

git clone https://github.com/nocodb/nocodb
# for MySQL
cd nocodb/docker-compose/mysql
# for PostgreSQL
cd nocodb/docker-compose/pg
# for MSSQL
cd nocodb/docker-compose/mssql
docker-compose up -d

To persist data in docker, you can mount volume at /usr/app/data/ since 0.10.6. Otherwise your data will be lost after recreating the container.

If you plan to input some special characters, you may need to change the character set and collation yourself when creating the database. Please check out the examples for MySQL Docker Compose.


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Table of Contents


Rich Spreadsheet Interface

  • ⚡  Basic Operations: Create, Read, Update and Delete on Tables, Columns, and Rows
  • ⚡  Fields Operations: Sort, Filter, Hide / Unhide Columns
  • ⚡  Multiple Views Types: Grid (By default), Gallery, Form View and Kanban View
  • ⚡  View Permissions Types: Collaborative Views, & Locked Views
  • ⚡  Share Bases / Views: either Public or Private (with Password Protected)
  • ⚡  Variant Cell Types: ID, LinkToAnotherRecord, Lookup, Rollup, SingleLineText, Attachement, Currency, Formula and etc
  • ⚡  Access Control with Roles : Fine-grained Access Control at different levels
  • ⚡  and more ...

App Store for Workflow Automations

We provide different integrations in three main categories. See App Store for details.

  • ⚡  Chat : Slack, Discord, Mattermost, and etc
  • ⚡  Email : AWS SES, SMTP, MailerSend, and etc
  • ⚡  Storage : AWS S3, Google Cloud Storage, Minio, and etc

Programmatic Access

We provide the following ways to let users to invoke actions in a programmatic way. You can use a token (either JWT or Social Auth) to sign your requests for authorization to NocoDB.

  • ⚡  REST APIs
  • ⚡  NocoDB SDK

Sync Schema

We allow you to sync schema changes if you have made changes outside NocoDB GUI. However, it has to be noted then you will have to bring your own schema migrations for moving from environment to others. See Sync Schema for details.


We are keeping all the user operation logs under one place. See Audit for details.

Production Setup

By default, SQLite is used for storing meta data. However, you can specify your own database. The connection params for this database can be specified in NC_DB environment variable. Moreover, we also provide the below environment variables for configuration.

Environment variables

Please refer to Environment variables

Development Setup

Please refer to Development Setup


Please refer to Contribution Guide.

Why are we building this?

Most internet businesses equip themselves with either spreadsheet or a database to solve their business needs. Spreadsheets are used by a Billion+ humans collaboratively every single day. However, we are way off working at similar speeds on databases which are way more powerful tools when it comes to computing. Attempts to solve this with SaaS offerings has meant horrible access controls, vendor lockin, data lockin, abrupt price changes & most importantly a glass ceiling on what's possible in future.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the most powerful no-code interface for databases which is open source to every single internet business in the world. This would not only democratise access to a powerful computing tool but also bring forth a billion+ people who will have radical tinkering-and-building abilities on internet.


This project is licensed under AGPLv3.


Thank you for your contributions! We appreciate all the contributions from the community.

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