Introduction to Data Sources

Discover how to connect your data to your Glide app

Every app you create in Glide is powered by data. Once you connect a data source to your app, they remain in two-way sync. This means changes to one are reflected in the other.

Supported data sources

If you want to keep your data exclusively in Glide, you can build your own tables from scratch in the Data Editor using Glide Tables. The Glide Tables API is also available to help you connect your tables with your own applications and automate your data management.

Is your data hosted on another platform? Glide integrates with the following external applications and software:

You can add multiple data sources to a single app, connecting many different sources together. To do this, click on the plus (+) icon in the Tables panel of the Data Editor. From there, you can create new Glide Tables and connect to existing tables in other sources. You can also upload Excel files (.csv) directly into Glide.

Creating Data Backups

Regardless of which data sources you use, it's good practice to back up your data. You can build that functionality in Glide in different ways depending on your needs. No matter how you build it, just remember: Data backups are an essential part of business apps.

One way to create a data backup is with Glide's free Generate CSV integration.

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