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! And the folders represent the tables. 

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 “global list” that contains every table associated with your Method account, and all the records inside each table (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 each folder). 

As mentioned before, a database works to organize these records by separating them into tables. Find out more about tables in our article What is a Table

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