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Overview

Connect Superblocks to Postgres to build apps with read and write access to a Postgres database:

  • Read data from a Postgres database and utilize it in API steps or UI components

Read data from a Postgres database and use it within an Application

  • Save information retrieved by other API steps or UI components by writing data to a database

Write data into a Postgres database using SQL in a backend API

Setting up Postgres

1. Add integration

Select Postgres from the integrations page.

2. Configure settings

Fill out the form with the following settings:

SettingRequiredDescription
NameTRUEName that will be displayed to users when selecting this integration in Superblocks
HostTRUEHostname or IP address to connect to
PortTRUEPort to use when connecting to PostgreSQL
Database NameTRUEName of database to connect to
Database UsernameTRUEUsername to use to connect
Database PasswordTRUEPassword for database username
Enable SSLFALSEConnect via SSL if selected
Use a self-signed SSL certificateFALSEProvide Server CA, Client Key, and Client Cert if selected

3. Test and save

Click Test Connection to check that Superblocks can connect to the data source.

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If using Superblocks Cloud, add these Superblocks IPs to your allowlist (not necessary for On-Premise-Agent).

After connecting successfully, click Create to save the integration.

4. Set profiles

Optionally, configure different profiles for separate development environments.

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Postgres connected Now you can use Postgres in any Application, Workflow, or Scheduled Job.

Creating Postgres steps

Connect to your Postgres integration from Superblocks by creating steps in Application APIs, Workflows and Scheduled Jobs. You can configure a Superblocks Postgres integration with read only, read/write, or write only users. You can then configure a Superblocks Postgres step to read from a database, as well as modify/delete data. To get started, enter your SQL query into the text area of the Postgres step. Then click "Run" to see the Result and Executed SQL statement below.

See the results of a Postgres query

See the executed SQL of a Postgres query

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Use cases

Applications

Create an admin dashboard that reads from Postgres and other sources. Mix in APIs to allow support agents to refund orders, update shipping statuses, or transform large datasets in a single UI.

Admin dashboard reads from Postgres allowing for order refunds

Workflows

Enrich customer order data within Postgres with shipping data from Snowflake or other datastores.

Use a workflow to enrich Postgres data with data from other datastores like Snowflake

Scheduled Jobs

Copy data from Postgres to a Google Sheet on a daily basis for teams who need to see info on new bookings, but don't have access to the database.

Use a scheduled job to query Postgres and send out a daily report

Troubleshooting

Check out our guide on common errors across database integrations, in addition to common Postgres connection issues. If you are encountering an error that you don't see in the guide, or the provided steps are insufficient to resolve the error, please contact us at help@superblocks.com.