Defining Custom Data Sources

How to Create a Data Source


$db prefix indicates a data source type of Database.

Database descriptors follow

Shortcut. + can be used as a shortcut in place of $db., for example +name is equivalent to $

In SA5, a custom data source is one that you set up and define the structure of. This difference distinguishes them from pre-defined data-sources like User Info which already have a pre-existing structure.

Collection List Data Sources are the primary current example.


  • Google sheet data sources

  • AirTable data sources

  • Google docs data sources

  • File listing services like Google Drive, Dropbox.

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