Connect a data source

To start building your application, you need to connect a data source to it. Go to the data sources panel in the left sidebar and click Connect.

A configuration popup will appear. Enter a data source name – it’s how you’d like to identify it within your app. Add data source configuration: this can be a list of credentials, an API URL, a link to a Google Sheet, and more depending on a particular data source.

UI Bakery doesn’t store your data. We only keep the encrypted credentials to access a data source.

Connecting a datasource

When done, click Test connection to check whether the configuration is correct.

For HTTP data source, “Test connection” doesn't really test the connection. It's used to check the URL correctness.

Click Connect data source. If you connect a database, you’ll see the list of resources (tables). You can uncheck the unnecessary resources, or change their properties and titles. They will be put in Table/Form titles by default if you use these resources.

Data source resources

No resources will appear in the list for HTTP data sources unless UI Bakery can extract them from the API schema.

Now, we can turn to app building.