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Step-by-Step Guide: Deleting a Base in Airtable

Published on Mar 30th, 2024

Deleting a Base in Airtable: A Simple How-To Guide

If you're using Airtable to manage projects, databases, or any kind of information, you may occasionally find the need to delete an entire base. Whether it's to clear up clutter or because a project is completed, knowing how to properly delete a base is essential. Please follow these steps to safely remove a base from your Airtable workspace:

  1. Log into your Airtable account and go to the workspace that contains the base you want to delete.

  2. Hover your mouse over the base you want to delete to reveal additional options.

  3. Click on the downward arrow (dropdown menu) in the upper right corner of the base thumbnail.

  1. Select 'Delete base' from the dropdown menu. A warning message will appear, emphasizing the permanent nature of this action.

  2. Carefully read the warning message. If you're certain you want to proceed, enter the base name as instructed to confirm that you want to delete the base.

  3. Press the 'Delete' button. Your base will now be permanently deleted, along with all records, tables, views, forms, and automations within it.

Remember: Deletion is permanent. Before deleting a base, ensure you have exported any necessary data or checked that it won't be needed in the future. You can use Airtable's snapshot feature to create a backup of your base before deletion if needed.

By following these simple steps, you can maintain a clean and organized workspace within Airtable, ultimately improving productivity and efficiency in your data management tasks.

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