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Be it a database table or an external API, Toolpad offers mechanisms to bring server-side data to the page.

You can create two kinds of queries in Toolpad to bring data to your page.

  1. HTTP request
  2. Custom functions


You can set the mode of the query to either be automatically refetched on page load, or only be called on manual action.

Query mode

Setting the query mode

  • Automatic

    You can configure the following settings in this mode:

    • Enabled

      You can use this option to enable or disable the query from running

    • Refetch interval

      You can configure the query to run on an interval, for example every 30s. To disable this option, keep the field empty.

    Queries set to the automatic mode may be re-fetched via the refetch function available on these query objects. For example, for a query named getOrders, we can add


    in the onClick binding of a Button component.

  • Manual

    Queries set to this mode can be called via a JavaScript expression in a binding. For example, for a query named createCustomer, we can add;

    in the onClick binding of a Button component. This will trigger this query when the Button is clicked.