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Solution: Data structure and searching

As of writing of this blog post, Lumeer is still in search for an advice on what he should learn first to be able to solve your particular business case. Tell us, how Lumeer could help you.
Lumeer organizes data into collections. Although the collections are very flexible, you are most likely to keep similar data together in a single basket. There is no new concept in that. Each collection can be assigned a specific colour and icon to help you visually identify the data category. This visual aid will save you some time reading and you will know what type of data you see at the first sight.
In collections, there are individual pieces of data called documents. We borrowed the terminology from NoSQL databases which also serve as backend storage. The documents are very flexible in what information they carry. You can put whatever you want in any document and store it in any collection. However, it is most logical to have documents with similar types of information (i.e. attributes) togeth…

Idea behind Lumeer

Most information systems take data, store them, display them, allow the users to modify them and do some reporting. However, information systems are usually highly specialized, doing just one thing. Whenever you need something slightly different, you need another information system. 
Small companies, or even project leads cannot afford this so they frequently tend to use spreadsheets. Spreadsheets are damn old by the way. They originated in sixties. They did not get much significant improvements till today. The most significant risk with spreadsheets is that they do not watch for data integrity. And many sheets suffer from losing this integrity over time. Until their maintainer throws them away and starts from scratch. 
Compared to the traditional information systems that usually makes the user work with the data in the model that is very similar to the underlying database model, the spreadsheet users rarely follow this pattern. In spreadsheets people never create individual tables with…