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Getting startedโ€‹

We will see how to connect your Windmill instance to an external Postgres database, then use it in scripts.

Create Resourceโ€‹

We need to define a postgresql Resource.

Windmill provides integration with multiple different services and apps. We call them Resources Types, and offer integrations with databases, enterprise chat platforms or code versioning systems, to name a few.

You can also define your own types, but that will be covered in a different section.

Head to the Resources tab and click on "Add a resource" button in the top right corner.

Next we need to define the metadata.

Path is the unique identifier on the platform. It defines the visibility scopes and ownership. For more information check the reference documentation.

For this example we want to create a resource shareable to all the users of our workspace:

  • For Owner Kind, choose group, allowing everyone in that group to access the resource
  • Owner should be all, for the aforementioned reasons
  • Since we're creating an inventory database resource, let's Name it pg_inventory.
  • Description, while not obligatory, is always a good idea. You can include any and all information to users of the resource. Let's put a warning that this is a production database, and users should be weary about their actions.
  • Resource type is postgresql.

You can use Markdown formatting in the Description field.

define resource metadata

Once the metadata defined, click the "Next" button to fill the connection details.

Fill in your connection details, and click "Save" to create the resource.

define resource connection details

Once created, it can be seen in the Resources section.

define resource connection details

Congratulations, you have just created a shared Postgres database resource!

Create Scriptโ€‹

Next, let's create a Script that will use the newly created resource. We will use Postgres' parameterized queries template.

Head on to the Script tab and click on the "New Script" button.

We will be using a TypeScript/Deno as language, and we will use the PostgreSQL template.

create script

Let's add the Script's code:

create script code


You can specify default values for parameters, they will automatically be used in the next step

Click Next to move on to the UI Customization step.

Here we can customize the UI of the Script, give parameters descriptions, and default values.

From the dropdown menu, you can select the database we created in previous step. Note you can see the description you provided in the previous step.

create script customization

Once you're done, click on Save to save the Script to your workspace. You can now use the created Script in your Flows, or as standalone.