2.41.3 View concurrent users, delete apps, and more

Concurrent developer warnings

  • Added a notification to the header that shows who else is modifying the same Retool app.
  • You can use this to avoid overwriting changes that your team mates are making to the Retool app.

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Deleting apps

  • Added ability for admins to permanently delete apps that are in the archive folder.

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  • Added the option to specify the ACL for files uploaded to Google Cloud Storage
  • Added option to allow users to define custom values in Multiselects. Enable this by using the "Allow user defined values" option in Multiselects.

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2.40.4 Control resource access levels, and more

Resource access levels

  • Extended the access control levels in Retool to allow admins to restrict access to Resources connected in Retool.
  • You can use this feature to do things like:
    • Only allow analysts to use readonly database connections.
    • Only allow developers to use apis / databases that they manage.

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Here, the group lets the "Awesome Intern" use the onboarding_db (readonly) and onboarding_api resources to create / modify apps

Query playground

  • Added the Query Playground which lets developers write queries quickly without having to create an app. Screen Shot 2019-06-03 at 2.02.33 PM.png

  • Coming soon: reusing queries you write in the playground within your Retool apps.

Tile homepage view

  • Added a new tile-based home screen for Retool apps
  • You can customize the image you use for each tile.
  • You can also "favorite" your most frequently used apps so that always appear at the top of the page.

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  • Added support for deleting S3 files.
  • Added support for S3 bucket URLs in APIs that use the AWSv4 authentication method.
  • Increased maximum timeout for queries to 10 minutes.


  • Fixed how custom redirect flows in "Custom Auth" APIs work in "staging" environments.
  • Fixed POST/PUT/DELETE requests in the Stripe integration that have an empty body.

2.39.7 Query caching and more

Query Caching

  • Added query caching as a way to optimize the performance of Retool apps.
  • Queries can have its results cached for up to one day (the cache TTL)
    • The first time you run a cacheable query, it will run the query normally and then remember the query result.
    • Anytime anybody runs the query again the remembered result gets returned instantly.
    • The remembered result is deleted after the cache TTL expires.
  • You can configure this option in the "Advanced options" section of the query editor.

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Retool community!

New and Improved

  • Added lastUploadedFileName to the S3 Uploader component. Works similarly to the lastUploadedFileUrl.
  • Added live warnings to make it easier to write Javascript scripts.
  • Added a utils.downloadFile function to Javascript scripts. Use this to with API queries that return pdfs / docx / xlsx / etc. to download the files returned. Docs here.


  • Changed the MongoDB insertOne queries to also return the created object, including the MongoDB _id.
  • Fixed deadlink on the Permissions dashboard.

2.39.2 RethinkDB, Lambda Integrations, and more

RethinkDB Integration

  • Added RethinkDB as a Retool integration.
  • Run get, insert, update, delete, and find queries on your database.
  • Let us know what else we can add.

Lambda Integration

  • Added AWS Lambda as a Retool integration.
  • Invoke lambda functions with whatever payload you need.
  • See more info in our docs here.


  • Added support for sharded Microsoft SQL Server databases.
  • Improved the user management screen in Retool. Disabled users are greyed out, and we show accurate last active dates for each user.


  • Fixed how Custom Auth API integrations work in staging environments
  • Fixed how non-string values are passed in FormData API requests.
  • Fixed error that Slack webhooks would return in on premise Retool.
  • Disabled overly aggressive cache headers in on premise Retool.
  • Fixed editing JSON columns in editable tables.

v2.38.74 Drag and drop fixes and more!

Drag and drop

  • We've enabled zooming to the drag and drop interface to make it easier to make big changes to your app.
  • We've made it easier to re-arrange components on crowded applications.
  • We've made it easier to drop components into existing containers.
  • We've added resize handlers to all four corners of every component.
  • We've made it easier to select multiple components.
  • Here's a preview of some of these new features in a gif!

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Better navigation

  • We've changed our sorting algorithm for the Quick Switcher (use Cmd+K or Ctrl+K to bring it up!) to rank more relevant applications.
  • We've added an interface to switch between apps to the End User mode.

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Fun confetti!

  • We've added a fun easter egg: make your queries fire off some confetti when it successfully runs!

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Component changelog

Date Pickers and Date Range Pickers

  • We've added restricting dates your users can select.
  • You can define a minimum and a maximum date for both date pickers and date range pickers.

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PDF Viewer

  • We've added the PDF Viewer component. Use this to render PDFs for your users.
  • You can either use a URL or a PDF file that's been encoded as base64.
  • You can get a base64 encoded version of a PDF by using the Retool's REST Query.
  • Here's an end-to-end example of how you might render a PDF from the IRS.

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Checkbox Tree

  • We've added a checkbox tree that makes it easy to select categories and subcategories.

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  • We've added a statistic component to make it easy to render numbers like KPIs, etc.

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Integrations changelog

Cassandra improvements

  • We've added writing back to your Cassandra database.
  • We've added support to connect to Cassandra using custom SSL CA Certificates.
  • This feature works in the same way as other SQL Databases like Postgres, MySQL, etc.
  • You'll need to create a new resource with a Cassandra user that has edit permissions.
  • You can learn more about how that works here.

Snowflake improvements

  • We've also added writing back to your Snowflake database.
  • This feature works in the same way as other SQL Databases like Postgres, MySQL, etc.
  • You'll need to create a new resource with a Snowflake user that has edit permissions.
  • You can learn more about how that works here.

REST API Authentication

  • We've added a "Form" step to the Custom Auth method.
  • Use this to ask for credentials like usernames and passwords to pass to your API.
  • Learn more by reading the docs here!

Uncategorized features


  • RadioGroup components now overflow correctly.
  • Tables and other components in ListViews now render correctly.
  • JSON Schema Form components with input:range (sliders) now work correctly.
  • JSON Schema Form components that use the required now validate it's inputs correctly.
  • Retool now correctly release and re-use database connections.
  • GraphQL Queries now support Auth0 as an authentication method.
  • MongoDB distinct queries now correctly validate inputs.
  • BigQuery queries now format dates and timestamps correctly.
  • New components created through copy paste now appear on the row below.


  • We've improved the syntax highlighting for Custom Component editor.
  • We've it easier to switch between mobile and desktop layouts in the drag and drop interface.
  • We've released starter templates that make it easier to build apps in Retool.
  • We've improved how Google Sheet queries.
  • We've added support for connecting to Redis via SSL.
  • We've added support for dynamic MongDB collection names.
  • We've added a currency type to TextInput components.

v2.38.59 Integrations and more!

Multiple Action Buttons

  • Tables now can have multiple action buttons!

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Cassandra Integration

Google Cloud Storage Integration

Vertica Integration

Map Improvements

  • Added an onViewPortChange hook to trigger queries
  • Added an onPointSelected hook to trigger queries
  • Added .selectPoint(...) as as a method on Map components
  • Improved accuracy of the custom marker positioning
  • Made the Map component update its latitude and longitude property when the viewport updates.
  • Added GeoJSON styling. Try this for an example!
{ type: 'line', paint: { 'line-width': 5 } } 

Signature Component

  • Retool now has a Signature Component!
  • It exposes a .signatureImageFile that you can use like the Filepicker's .file property to upload the image to services like S3 or even your own API.

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Stripe Checkout Component

  • Retool now has a component for collecting credit card information securely through Stripe's SDK.
  • The component exposes a .stripeToken property that you can use with Stripe's API to create a credit card.

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Date Range component

  • Retool also has a date range component for selecting begin / end dates.

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Various features and improvements

  • Uploaded Excel files are also now automatically parsed!
  • ListViews now have improved performance!
  • Added support for deleting permission groups
  • Added support for copying invite links directly from the Retool settings interface.
  • Show staging / production toggle in the end user mode
  • Support user-defined expiration timeouts for OAuth resources.
  • Added utils.getCurrentPosition which returns a Promise that resolves to the device's current position
  • Fixed bulk operations on Salesforce
  • Fixed intermittent problems with CSV parsing on Windows machines
  • Added option to render dates in Tables in their original timezone.

v2.38.39 Custom React Components and more

Custom React Components

  • You can now create your own custom components using React and Javascript.
  • We give you full access to the same APIs that our native components have.
  • For example, you can now use whatever charting library you want (Plot.ly / D3 / etc.) as well as use custom React libraries like Material UI.
  • See below for an example of a Plot.ly scatter chart in Retool. Full docs here

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Dynamically Hiding / Showing Components

  • Retool now supports dynamically hiding and showing components.
  • Retool automatically relayouts the app to get rid of the empty whitespace.
  • Check it out in action below! Full docs here Screen Recording 2019-03-16 at 12.25 AM.gif

Undos / Redos

  • Retool now supports undos and redos!
  • On Macs use Cmd+Z to Undo and Cmd+Shift+Z to Redo changes you make while building your apps
  • On Windows / Linux use Ctrl+Z to Undo and Ctrl+Shift+Z to Redo changes you make while building your apps
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Improved Calendar

  • Added the option to modify and delete events in the calendar
  • Added the ability to set what kind of interactions in the calendar are allowed (e.g. creating events, modifying events, deleting events, etc.)
  • Added the ability to choose the default view of the calendar
  • Added a preview for events selected

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OAuth 2.0 Bugfixes

  • Retool now support sharing OAuth 2.0 credentials between users.
  • Retool also supports specifying an OAuth 2.0 Audience.
  • We've greatly improved the reliability of our OAuth 2.0 integration and extended support to GraphQL as well.

On Premise Response Time and Error Monitoring

  • Retool now ships with support for monitoring software.
  • New Relic example config
  • Sentry example config:

Google Sheets

  • We've added support for updating Google sheets.
  • More docs and functionality coming soon!

Misc Features / Bugfixes

  • Added support for triggering queries after a date is selected in the DateTimePicker with the onSelect property
  • Added support for Delimiter in S3's List Objects operation
  • Added support for GraphQL Cursor Based Pagination. Docs here!
  • Added support for ordering in Firebase queries
  • Added support for deleteOne to MongoDB.
  • Added support for dynamic Keys in JSON expressions
  • Improved performance of Retool's Snowflake integration
  • Handle MySQL connections more reliably
  • Added the option to allow dropdowns and multiselects to optionally allow itself to show out-of-range values
  • Added .setImageUrl method to the Image component
  • Whitelisted slack:// and mailto:// URLs for buttons and <a> tags.
  • Added the ability to set a delay before initially running a query on page load.
  • Added a Looker integration into Retool.
  • Added magic constants USER_GOOGLE_ID and USER_PRIMARY_EMAIL that can be used in the REST API integration to pass the currently logged in user's email / google id to the API server.
  • Improved how Retool serializes Firebase refs.
  • Added support for all Redis commands.
  • Added support for choosing a TDS version for Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Fixed several issues with the Map component and it's parsing of GeoJSON
  • Fixed logic for verifying if the user is currently logged into an API.
  • Fixed error handling for GraphQL queries.
  • Fixed a rare yet inexplicable bug where a Retool app will appear to be completely wiped clean.

v2.38.11 New integrations & more

New Integrations

  • Redis Integration: GET DEL and SET keys in Redis!
  • Looker Integration: seamlessly embed Looker dashboards inside Retool

New and Fixed

  • Canvas Shortcuts: use arrow keys to move components on the canvas!
  • Partial updates to Firestore collections has been added
  • GraphQL now supports OAuth 2.0 Client Credentials as an auth method.
  • Microsoft SQL Server connections now supports older databases like SQL Server 2000.
  • Maps can be configured to also show the lat-lng coordinate of the mouse position:

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v2.38.7 Snowflake Integration

Snowflake Integration

  • We've released a Snowflake Integration with Retool.
  • Use SQL to query your Snowflake Database

v2.38.6 Performance, 2FA, etc.

Managing User Permission Improvements

  • The Permissions dashboard has been optimized to work with cases with large numbers of users and apps
  • Searching for users and apps now works through fuzzy matching.
  • Add an option to set the permissions of a group to "none"

Mandatory 2FA

  • Admins can now require all users to enable 2FA.

JSON Schema Form improvements

  • Fixed: the form will only begins validating once inputs are dirty
  • The form now supports ui:disabled and ui:readonly
  • Added an option to either validate the form as the user types, or only when the form is submitted.


  • Add .skip parameter to our CouchDB integration
  • Initial page load time for on-premise Retool users can be up to 2-3s faster.

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