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Connect to Fauna

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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 Fauna Query Language.


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 access token.

1. Create a new resource

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

Retool can connect to almost any API or database, and has built-in integrations for popular data sources. For Fauna, you'll use the REST API integration.

2. 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 into the Base URL field.


Enter the following as Headers.

AuthorizationBearer <API_KEY>
Accept-Encodinggzip, deflate, br

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.

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