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MS SQL Server


Hasura allows connecting to a SQL Server database and build a GraphQL API based on the database schema.

Supported versions:
  1. Hasura GraphQL Engine v2.0.0-alpha.2 onwards
  2. SQL Server 2016 and upwards

Get Started

To try Hasura with SQL Server, you'll need your own new or existing SQL Server database.

Here are 2 ways you can get started with Hasura and SQL Server:

  1. Hasura Cloud: You'll need to be able to access your SQL Server database from Hasura Cloud.
  2. Docker: Run Hasura with Docker and then connect your SQL Server database to Hasura.

Supported features

Hasura currently supports queries, subscriptions, mutations, relationships, permissions, and Event Triggers on MS SQL Server.

Managing data with the Hasura Console

The Hasura Console is a web UI that allows you to manage your data and metadata. It is available at http://localhost:8080/console when you run Hasura locally, or from your project's Console endpoint when you use Hasura Cloud.

The data-management features (such as creating tables) are available in the Data tab. You can access your GraphQL API in the API tab and interact with it using the GraphiQL interface.

Console support

We recommend using your preferred MS SQL Server client instead. The Hasura Console is designed to be a tool for managing your GraphQL API, and not a full-fledged database management tool.

Required permissions

Assuming a CONNECT permission already exists, the following permissions are required for Hasura to function completely. Note that missing permissions may cause the corresponding features to work incorrectly:

  • To use the Hasura Console to alter your schema, you will need appropriate schema permissions, such as CREATE TABLE, CREATE VIEW, CREATE FUNCTION, and CREATE PROCEDURE, depending on what you want to do.
  • To perform queries and mutations, Hasura will need permission to DELETE, INSERT, SELECT, and UPDATE.
  • To call MSSQL stored procedures via Hasura, the EXECUTE permission is also required.

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Additional Resources

This Hands-on Demo walks you through Getting Started with Hasura on SQL Server & common use cases. - View Recording here.

We also have a tutorial available on our Learn site - check out the Microsoft SQL Server tutorial.

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