Getting Started with Hasura Cloud

Introduction

This guide talks about setting up Hasura Cloud with a new or existing database.

Step 1: Create an account

Navigate to cloud.hasura.io, and create a new Hasura Cloud account.

Step 2: Create project

Hasura Cloud creates an initial project. Click Launch Console to open the Hasura console in your browser.

Connect new or existing database

Step 3: Connect new/existing database

On the Hasura console, navigate to Data -> Manage -> Connect Database:

Connect database
  • To use an existing database, choose Connect existing database.
  • To try out with a new Postgres database, choose Create Heroku Database.
DB setup

Step 3.1: Enter database connection URL (for existing database)

If you chose Connect existing database, enter your database connection URL.

Click Connect Database.

Enter URL for existing database

If your database is hosted via any of the following managed cloud database services, check out their respective detailed guides to get the database connection URL and any other steps required to ensure connectivity from Hasura Cloud:

Step 4: Try out Hasura

Create a table

On the Hasura console, navigate to Data -> Create table and create a sample table called profiles with the following columns:

profiles (
  id SERIAL PRIMARY KEY, -- serial -> auto-incrementing integer
  name TEXT
)
Create a table

Now, insert some sample data into the table using the Insert Row tab of the profiles table.

Try out a query

Head to the GraphiQL tab in the console and try running the following query:

query {
  profiles {
    id
    name
  }
}

You’ll see that you get all the inserted data!

Try out a query

Check out monitoring

You can navigate to the Monitoring tab in the console to check out the extra features for reliability and security that Hasura Cloud has set up for you.

Hasura Console: Monitoring tab

Next steps

Learn course

For a full hands-on tour of Hasura, check out our 30-Minute Hasura Basics Course.

Database operations

  • Database modelling: Learn how to model your database schema, as well as how to extend it.
  • Querying data: Use GraphQL queries to query data from your GraphQL API.
  • Inserting data: Use GraphQL mutations to insert data into your GraphQL API.

Business logic

There are several options for the implementation of business logic, depending on your use case.

  • Actions: Actions can be used if you’d like to extend your GraphQL schema by integrating with a REST endpoint.
  • Remote schemas: If you have an existing GraphQL server or if you’re comfortable with implementing one, you can use remote schemas.
  • Event triggers: To trigger a serverless function based on a database event, use event triggers.
  • Scheduled triggers: Scheduled triggers are used to execute custom business logic at specific points in time.

Manage Hasura Cloud project

You can click the gear icon in the Hasura Cloud dashboard to manage your Hasura Cloud project (e.g. add collaborators, env vars or custom domains).

Project actions

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