This page outlines the steps to connect AppSheet to the CData Connect Virtual SQL Server API.


Before you connect, you must first do the following:

  • Connect a data source to your CData Connect account. See Connections for more information.
  • Generate a Personal Access Token (PAT) on the Settings page. Copy this down, as it acts as your password during authentication.

Connecting to CData Connect

To establish a connection from AppSheet to the CData Connect Virtual SQL Server API, follow these steps.

  1. Log in to AppSheet.

  2. In the top navigation bar, select My account.

  3. On the Sources tab, select New Data Source.

  4. In the data source list, select Cloud Database.

  5. Enter the connection settings.
    • Type—select SQLServer.
    • Server—enter the Virtual SQL Server endpoint and port separated by a comma:,14333
    • Database—enter the Connection Name of the CData Connect data source you want to connect to (for example, Salesforce1).
    • Username—enter your CData Connect username. This is displayed in the top-right corner of the CData Connect interface. For example,
    • Password—enter the PAT you generated on the Settings page.
    • SSL—set to Require SSL.

  6. Click Test to test your entered credentials. If you receive an error, check all fields and try again.

  7. Click Authorize Access to create the connection.

After you create your data source, it appears on the Account Sources list. When creating an app in AppSheet, you can select tables from your connection as the source of data.