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Version: v2.x

Quickstart Event Triggers

Let's imagine that we want to send a welcome email to every new user who signs up. We can do this by creating an Event Trigger that calls out to a webhook whenever a new user is inserted into the users table. The webhook payload will contain the user's email address, and we can use this in the endpoint which we create to send them the welcome email.


You can use this quickstart with any project, but it pairs well with our docs e-commerce sample app, which you can deploy to Hasura Cloud with one click below. If you've already deployed the sample app, access your existing project.

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Step 1: Navigate to Event Triggers

To create an Event Trigger, navigate to the Event tab in the Console and click the Create button while on the Event Triggers tab in the left navigation.

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Step 2: Create a new Event Trigger

On the Event Trigger creation page, input the name of the trigger, send_welcome_email, and select the database, schema and table that the trigger will be listening to. In this case we'll be listening to the users table for an INSERT event.

For the endpoint to call when the event is triggered, we'll use the endpoint. This is a demo endpoint which will just return a 200 success status code and the data that we initially sent it.

For now, ignore Auto-cleanup Event Logs, Advanced Settings and Configure REST Connectors.

Click Create Event Trigger to create the Event Trigger.

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Step 3: Test the Event Trigger

Now that we've created the Event Trigger, let's test it out by inserting a new user into the users table. To do this, navigate to the Data tab in the Console and click the Insert Row tab in the users table. Insert some dummy data and click Save.

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Step 4: Check the Event Logs

Navigate back to the send_welcome_email Event Trigger and click the Processed Events tab. You should see a new log showing a successfully delivered event as it received a 200 status code as the response. You can inspect the Request and Response tabs to see exactly what data was sent to and received from the endpoint.

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What just happened? Congrats! You just called a remote endpoint asynchronously when something happened in your database and your user (theoretically) received a welcome email. 🎉

In a real world scenario, you would create a custom endpoint to send the welcome email, but in this example we showed you just the mechanics of how to create an Event Trigger and test it out.

You can enable your Event Triggers for any table and event type, INSERT, UPDATE or DELETE, and you can also enable the manual invocation of your Event Trigger via a button in the Console.

You can also thoroughly customize your Event Triggers to your needs using the Retry Configuration, Advanced Settings and Configure REST Connectors options.