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Mathesar Documentation


Mathesar is a self-hostable open source project that provides a spreadsheet-like interface to a PostgreSQL database. Our web-based interface helps you and your collaborators set up data models, edit data, and build custom reports – no technical skills needed.

You can create a new PostgreSQL database while setting up Mathesar or use our UI to interact with an existing database (or do both).

A live demo of Mathesar is available here.

Installing Mathesar

You can self-host Mathesar by following one of the guides below:

More installation methods coming soon

We’re working on supporting additional installation methods, and we’d appreciate feedback on which ones to prioritize. Please comment on this issue if you have thoughts.

Using Mathesar

Mathesar should be pretty intuitive to use. More documentation is coming soon, but for now, we’ve written some documentation for some things that could be tricky.


As an open source project, we actively encourage contribution! Get started by reading our Contributor Guide.

We’re a non-profit and your donations help sustain our core team. You can donate via GitHub or Open Collective.