Frequently Asked Questions
What are the databases supported?
Please check Supported Databases page for the details. We are looking at supporting more databases in the future. Let us know if you want support for any new database.
How do I select specific fields from a table and query on specific condition and order?
You can use the query builder option to select the fields from a table, apply filters and set sort order before executing the query.
Can I update records from table using Database Browser?
Yes, you can update records using "Edit/Update" feature in Database Browser add-on. Note that this is a paid feature.
Can I delete records from table using Database Browser?
To avoid accidental mistakes or misuses, Database Browser does not allow any deletion of data from database/ tables.
Is there a test database to check Database Browser?
Yes, you can use the test database details to play with Database Browser add-on. Please note that this is a sandbox test database environment and can restart without notice.
Can I run complex queries joining multiple tables?
Yes, you can write direct custom SQL and execute it in Database Browser. Note that this is a paid feature and it is available to selected set of databases. For example it is not applicable for NoSQL databases.
Do I need to keep the Google Sheet open to have my queries execute in the background?
No. The background process runs automatically even if you have not opened the Google Sheet.
I am not able to connect with my database. Why?
To connect to a database,
the database need to be on the cloud or connected
the database must whitelist IP addresses for Database Browser or allow any IP address
Please follow the steps at Connection Experience
Quota and License
How many rows or records can I generate with Paid license?
The free plan has a max results limited to 10 records.
There is no limit on the max results for paid user. However, you need to consider the GSuite limitations on the number of cells, execution time, Spreadsheet usage limits etc when planning the max results.
Approximately, 25000 records for a medium size table would be a safe maximum level.
How many spreadsheet can I use for 1 paid license?
There is no restriction on the number of spreadsheets.
The license is attached to a GSuite/Gmail user (identified by email) so as long as Database Browser is used from a licensed email, there is no restriction on the spreadsheets
Your quota is based on the plan you have purchased. Please see Pricing for plans and relevant quota
What is a Usage/ Transaction and how is it measured?
Transaction is successful execution of a query or insert or update on a database.
Manual as well as Scheduled executions are also counted as transactions.
Where can I see my current usage?
You can check your current usage and remaining quota under Account section in Database Browser
Open Database Browser
Click on menu ☰ (top left corner)
Click on Account menu
You will see your account details like plan, validity
You will also see the usage/quota
☰ Menu > Account ==> You will see the account screen
Why am I getting Quota Exceeded alert or email notification?
If your usage has exceeded your quota, you will get an alert in the Database Browser GUI and email notification in case of scheduled email.
Learn more on about the plans and quota at Pricing
When you see quota exceeded, you can take one of the actions
You can upgrade the plan to higher plan. Check Pricing FAQ for the procedure to upgrade the plan
Wait for the reset of quota (on 1st day of every month)
I see the quota is for a month. When does my quota reset?
The quota resets 1st of every month irrespective of the subscription/ renewal cycle of individual user