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Displaying data

You can enable a footer from the database or plugin global setting under Rows section. You can choose between a number of options :

  • Percentage of empty cells
  • Percentage of cells with a value
  • Count of empty cells
  • Count of cells with a value
  • Count of unique values
  • Formula
  • Sum of number columns


You have to use the database top bar, which can be toggled by the search icon in the page header, or simply by using CMD/CTRL+F. You can create one or multiple filters or you can search (normally or with regex) for any metadata displayed in the database.

After opening the filter modal via the obsidian bar button or the command DB Folder: OPen filters, you can either create a filter or a group filter. The difference is that a group filter can include many filters with either an AND or an OR type of relationship, whereas filters can only have an AND type of relationship between them.

You can create a group filter within a group filter for more granular filtering, and you can delete or rename them. Keep in mind that deleting a parent group filter will delete all the children group filters within it.

Each group filter will have a dedicated named colored button on the database top bar to quickly enable/disable it. It's important to note that the state of all the filters is determined by another button. So in this case, you have to enable both the named button and the filter button for group filters to work. You can also toggle the filter state by using the command DB Folder: Toggle filters.

You can also filter each column separately via the search filters which can be enabled by the icon on the top left.

The database filters hold priority over the dataview query source filters. You can make search/filter bar always visible in the plugin global settings under Helpers/Commands related to the table

Refresh Database

The databaes should refresh after every change, but you can use the activate/desactive filter button if you want to manually refresh it. On the other hand, you can disable auto-refreshing when an external change is detected in the plugin global settings.


You can sort one column or multiple columns from the column's menu in descending or ascending order. The sort priority is displayed as a number next the arrow in the column header. To remove the sort, just use the column menu.

Embedding Database

You can embed a database in another note by using this format ![[database file]], it'll show a dataview query of the database.

Exporting Data

You can export the database into CSV format using the obsidian page header.

Projects Plugin Integration

You can add a custom DB Folder view in the projects plugin.