Connect to Fauna

Learn how to connect your Fauna data to Retool.

You can connect to Fauna and make it available as a resource in Retool. Once complete, your users can write queries that interact with Fauna data using GraphQL.


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.

To create a Fauna resource, you need a Fauna API key with Admin permissions.

1. Create a new resource

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

Create a new resource

2. Select the resource type

Retool can connect to almost any API or database, and has built-in integrations for popular data sources. Select the GraphQL resource type.

Select GraphQL resource type

3. Configure the resource

Specify a name and location for the Fauna resource. Retool displays the resource name and type in query editors to help users identify them.

Next, enter the Fauna endpoint URL to the Base URL field. Use the appropriate /graphql URL for your region.


Enter the following as Headers.

AuthorizationBearer <API_KEY>
Accept-Encodinggzip, deflate, vr

Configure Fauna settings

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

Created Fauna resource

Wrap up

Your Fauna resource is now ready to use. To interact with Fauna data, select the resource in the query editor.