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This page provides information for connecting Appsmith to a Redshift database and for reading and writing data in your applications.

Connect Redshift


If you are a cloud user, you must whitelist the IP address of the Appsmith deployment and on your database instance or VPC before connecting to a Redshift database. See Amazon's Security Groups for more details.

Connection parameters

The following section is a reference guide that provides a complete description of all the parameters to connect to a Redshift database.

Configuring a Redshift datasource.
Configuring a Redshift datasource.

Connection Mode

Determines which permissions your app has when querying the database.

  • Read Only: Gives Appsmith read-only permission on the database. This allows you to only fetch data from the database.
  • Read / Write: Gives Appsmith both read and write permissions on the database. This allows you to execute all CRUD queries.

Host Address

The network location of your Redshift database. This can be a domain name or an IP address.


The port number to connect to on the server. Appsmith connects to port 5439 by default if you do not specify one.

Database name

Name of the database you'd like to connect to.


The username to use to authenticate your queries.


The password to use to authenticate your queries.

Query Redshift

The following section provides examples of creating basic CRUD queries for Redshift.


For Redshift SQL syntax, see the official Redshift SQL Reference.

Configuring a Redshift query.
Configuring a Redshift query.

Fetch data

OFFSET {{ UsersTable.pageOffset }} ROWS
FETCH NEXT {{ UsersTable.pageSize }} ROWS ONLY;

In the above example, UsersTable is the name of the Table widget used to display the data using server-side pagination to control how much data is queried at once.

Insert data

(name, gender, email)
{{ NameInput.text }},
{{ GenderDropdown.selectedOptionValue }},
{{ EmailInput.text }}

In the above example,  NameInputGenderDropdown, and EmailInput are the names of the widgets used to capture input from the user for name, gender and email fields, respectively.

Update data

UPDATE users
SET email = {{ EmailInput.text }}
WHERE id = {{ }};

In the above example, EmailInput is the name of the Input widget used to capture the email entered by the user. UsersTable is the Table widget where the user selects the row to update the user's email.

Delete data

DELETE FROM users WHERE id = {{ }};

In the above example, UsersTable is the name of the Table widget where the user selects the row for deletion.


If you are experiencing difficulties, you can refer to the Datasource troubleshooting guide or contact the support team using the chat widget at the bottom right of this page.