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Version: v2.x

Get Started with Hasura Cloud & Citus - Hyperscale


Step 1: Create an account on Hasura Cloud and create a new Hasura Project

Navigate to, and create a new Hasura Cloud account.

Once you create a project on Hasura Cloud, hit the "Launch Console" button to open the Hasura Console for your project.

Connect new or existing database

Step 2: Add your Citus database as a source to Hasura

In the Data > Data Manager > Connect Existing Database section on the Console, select Citus from the Data Source Driver dropdown and add the connection string directly or through an environment variable. As Citus speaks the same protocol as Postgres, the connection string will start with postgres://, i.e, there is no difference between Citus’s connection strings and Postgres’s connection strings.

Add source

Once you add the database, you'll see your database pop up on the sidebar.

Step 3: Track existing tables or create new tables

If you have existing tables, head to the database page by clicking on the database name on the sidebar. You should see a list of tables.

Track tables selectively or all of them so that Hasura can introspect the tables and create the corresponding GraphQL schema.

If you have foreign keys, you'll also see suggested relationships. Again, you can choose to track them selectively or all at once.

If you don't have existing tables, go ahead and add new tables and data and try out some queries, just like with a regular Postgres database.

Step 4: Try out a GraphQL query

Head to the API tab in the Console and try running a GraphQL query! Use the explorer sidebar on GraphQL to get help in creating a GraphQL query.

Make GraphQL query

Keep up to date

Hasura supports queries, relationships, permissions, custom functions and mutations on Citus.

Please watch this space to get the latest docs on how you can try these features out via the Console or by manipulating Metadata in JSON/YAML directly.

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