This page outlines the steps to connect Retool 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 Retool to the CData Connect Virtual SQL Server API, follow these steps.

  1. Log into Retool.

  2. Under Resources, click Connect a resource.

  3. Enter “Microsoft SQL” in the search bar and click the resulting option.

  4. Enter the connection settings.

    • Name—a name for the connection to CData Connect
    • Port14333
    • Database name—enter the Connection Name of the CData Connect data source you want to connect to (for example, Salesforce1).
    • Database username—enter your CData Connect username. This is displayed in the top-right corner of the CData Connect interface. For example,
    • Database password—enter the PAT you generated on the Settings page.

  5. Click Test connection. If it succeeds, you can click Create resource. Your connection to CData Connect is ready to use.