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Cloudant Learning Center – Load Data


Create a database and add documents

Watch this short video to see how to create a database and add documents.

Here are some other ways to load data:

Try the tutorials

Now that you’ve seen how to create a database and add documents, try it for yourself! In these tutorials, you’ll create a database and work with documents in the database.


If you haven’t created a Cloudant account yet, complete the steps on the Get Started page.

Tutorial 1: Create a Database and add documents


Cloudant is a NoSQL document database meaning that a database contains a collection of JSON formatted documents. Now you can use the Cloudant Dashboard to create a database, and then to add data to your database, you add a new document to the database. ▼More

Tutorial 2: Update a document


Now update an existing document. ▼More

Tutorial 3: Clone a document


Next, you’ll clone or duplicate a document. ▼More

Tutorial 4: Delete a document


Lastly, you can also delete a document from the dashboard. ▼More

Database permissions

Now watch this short video to see how to use the Cloudant Dashboard to change the permissions for a database.

Tutorial 5: Change database permissions


Now that you’ve seen how to change database permissions, try it for yourself! ▼More