Connect a data source

To start building your application, you need to connect a data source to it. If you haven't previously connected a data source, you'll need to create a new one. However, since the data sources are reusable across your applications, you can also choose a previously connected data source, if there are any.

To connect a new data source, click the Data Sources button in the left bottom corner of the menu.

A configuration page will appear.

Click Connect to add a new data source. Select your data source type. Enter a data source name to identify it within your app. Add data source configuration details: these 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.

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.

When you connect a database, you’ll see the list of tables. You can uncheck the unnecessary tables, or change their properties and titles. They will be put in Table/Form titles by default when you use them.

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

If you have previously connected a data source, it will already be available in the list of the data sources, so you can start using it right away.

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