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Show HN: Dropbase – Turn your CSV files into live databases in seconds (castodia.com)
26 points by jimmyechan 10 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments

Hey HN, we built a tool that uploads CSV files to a hosted PostgreSQL and gives you database credentials to query it. We recently built a number of database integrations for one of our products and had to manually create test databases with seed data in them. We think this would be helpful if you're building a simple web application or taking a coding course and need a quick way to add some of your own data for testing. It might also be helpful if you are running a demo/pilot with a potential customer and want to easily add a more relevant dataset for them. Give it a try and let us know if you have questions or feedback.

Since the idea is to quickly get a database up and running, it would be nice if it generated code/cli commands to connect to the database that you could just copy and paste.

Edit: Also, drop multiple csvs to create multiple tables? Or drop another csv once you've been given credentials to add a table?

Would you be willing to connect with us over a 15-20 minute call? Would love to learn about your use case and see how we can improve the Dropbase experience for you. We're at dropbase@castodia.com. Let me know if what's the best way to reach you!

good idea, we'll add db connection string to credential details.

yes, we were also thinking about converting multiple csvs into multiple table, it's on the roadmap.

thanks for suggestions!

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