These are the docs for the Metabase master branch. Some features documented here may not yet be available in the latest release. Check out the docs for the latest version, Metabase v0.50.

Metabase documentation

Metabase dashboard

Metabase is an open-source business intelligence platform. You can use Metabase to ask questions about your data, or embed Metabase in your app to let your customers explore their data on their own.

First steps

Metabase Cloud

The easiest way to get started with Metabase is to sign up for a free trial of Metabase Cloud. You get support, backups, upgrades, an SMTP server, SSL certificate, SoC2 Type 2 security auditing, and more (plus your money goes toward improving Metabase). Check out our quick overview of cloud vs self-hosting. If you need to, you can always switch to self-hosting Metabase at any time (or vice versa).

Installing Metabase

Run as a JAR, using Docker, or on Metabase Cloud.

Setting up Metabase

Once installed, set up your Metabase and connect to your data.

Getting started

With your data connected, get started asking questions, creating dashboards, and sharing your work.

A tour of Metabase

Metabase is a deep product with a lot of tools to simplify business intelligence, from embeddable charts and interactive dashboards, to GUI and SQL editors, to auditing and data sandboxing, and more.

Documentation topics

Metabase’s reference documentation.




Query builder

SQL and native queries



Data modeling









Metabase API


Developer guide

Some Metabase plans offer additional features.

Getting help


Tutorials and guides

Learn Metabase has a ton of articles on how to use Metabase, data best practices, and more.

More resources


Share and connect with other Metabasers.

Metabase Cloud

For docs specific to Metabase Cloud plans.

Community stories

Practical advice from our community.

Metabase blog

News, updates, and ideas.


Real companies, real data, real stories.

Metabase Twitter

We tweet stuff.

Source code repository on GitHub

Follow us on GitHub.

List of releases

A list of all Metabase releases, including both the Enterprise Edition and the Open Source Edition.

Developers guide

Contribute to the Metabase open source project!

Data and Business Intelligence Glossary

Data jargon explained.

Metabase Experts

If you’d like more technical resources to set up your data stack with Metabase, connect with a Metabase Expert.

Read docs for other versions of Metabase.

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