# Working with Non-spatial Tables

Non-spatial tables are often a key part of a survey project. The tables can be used either on their own to add new data or linked to a spatial layer, e.g. when linking multiple photos or records to one feature.

We recommend using GeoPackage format to save your non-spatial table. With this format, you can collaboratively edit the data and track changes.

# QGIS project configuration

Ensure you have enabled editing and browsing of your non-spatial table in Project Properties in QGIS.

QGIS project properties editing and browsing setup

# Browse, search and edit non-spatial data in Mergin Maps Input

Non-spatial tables can be browsed, searched and edited in Layers in the More tab.
Mergin Maps Input Layers in More tab

Choose the non-spatial layer from the list in Layers. Tap it to open the attributes table. Here, you can browse and search your data.

To add a new record, select Add Feature and fill in the form.

Mergin Maps Input Adding non-spatial feature

Selecting an individual record will open the form related to the feature.