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Connect to SendGrid

Learn how to connect SendGrid to Retool.

You can use the SendGrid integration to create a resource and make it available in Retool. Once complete, your users can write queries that interact with SendGrid data.

Requirements

The SendGrid integration requirements depend on whether you have a cloud-hosted or self-hosted Retool organization. You may also need to make SendGrid configuration changes before creating the resource.

Sufficient user permissions to create resources

All users for Retool organizations on Free or Team plans have global Edit permissions and can add, edit, and remove resources. If your organization manages user permissions for resources, you must be a member of a group with Edit all permissions.

Allow Retool to access the data source

If the data source is behind a firewall or restricts access based on IP address, then you must ensure that your Retool organization can access it. If necessary, configure your data source to allow access from Retool's IP addresses.

CIDR IP addresses
3.77.79.248/30
35.90.103.132/30
44.208.168.68/30
Individual IP addresses
3.77.79.249
3.77.79.250
35.90.103.132
35.90.103.133
35.90.103.134
35.90.103.135
44.208.168.68
44.208.168.69
44.208.168.70
44.208.168.71
SendGrid settings and authentication

You must have sufficient access and familiarity with your SendGrid data source so you can provide:

  • Required connection settings (e.g., URL and server variables).
  • Authentication credentials (e.g., API keys).

In some cases, you may need to make changes to your SendGrid configuration, such as generating authentication credentials or allowing access through a firewall. Refer to the configuration and authentication sections to learn more.

1. Configure the resource

Sign in to your Retool organization and navigate to the Resources tab. Click Create new > Resource, then select SendGrid.

Configuration

Specify the name, location, and description to use for your SendGrid resource. Retool displays the resource name and type in query editors to help users identify them.

Provide the following configuration settings to create the resource. Depending on how your data source is configured, you may also need to provide optional settings for Retool to connect.

Name

The name to use for the resource.

Description

A description of the resource.

Override default outbound Retool region

Retool connects to your data source from the us-west-2 region. Choosing a different outbound region can improve performance through geographic proximity.

RegionLocation
us-west-2US West (Oregon)
eu-central-1(Frankfurt, Germany)

Authentication

The SendGrid integration supports the following authentication methods. Depending on which authentication method you use, you may need to make changes to your SendGrid configuration.

Access token

Authentication is performed using an access token. You must be able to obtain and provide these credentials to create the resource.

3. Test the connection

Click Test Connection to verify that Retool can successfully connect to the data source. If the test fails, check the resource settings and try again.

Testing only verifies connection

Testing a connection only checks whether Retool can successfully connect to the resource. It cannot check whether the provided credentials have sufficient privileges or can perform every supported action.

4. Save the resource

Click Create resource to complete the setup. You can then click either Create app to immediately start building a Retool app or Back to resources to return to the list of resources.

Wrap up

Your SendGrid resource is now ready to use. To start querying data:

  1. Add a Resource query to an app or workflow.
  2. Select the SendGrid resource from the resources dropdown.
  3. Write and run a query.