What's new on Retool

Retool news feed and changelog.

February 22, 2020

A New Editor

Colors, fonts, and spacing!

We’ll be tweaking these designs over the next few months. We’d love to hear your feedback!

Some highlights

  • New fonts and colors
  • A new query editor, with a vertically scrolling list of queries
  • An ability to hide the schema
  • A more compact right hand side
  • A more compact model browser

The old hamburger icon has been replaced with a new menu, and the options have moved to a next to the “Share” button.

A New Container

Containers now support

  • Titles
  • Background colors
  • Toggling the drop shadow and border
  • and scrolling!

Performance improvements

  • General editor performance improvements
  • Dragging new widgets onto the canvas should be faster
  • Dropdown widgets are faster when using “Max Results”
  • Faster scrolling for wide tables
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January 09, 2020

v2.53.31 — Spring cleaning for the New Year!

Better resources

GraphQL resources now have a schema explorer!

  • You can now specify a database index/number for Redis resources
  • Our Lambda integration now supports Invocation type


  • Support restoring signatures from images in the Signature component
  • Add “isOpen” property to Modals
  • Better currency support for TextInput components

Bug Fixes

  • Fix issues with on-premise deployments on Ubuntu 16
  • Fix issue where callbacks in custom components were not being called correctly
  • Fix issue where empty strings instead of nulls were inserted into tables
  • Fix issue where JSON values from MultiSelect components weren’t parsed correctly
  • Fix syntax highlighting for dropdown values
  • Display Dropdown cells in Tables correctly in compact mode
  • Stop converting dates to strings during Git syncing
  • Bulk updates now work correctly in filtered tables
  • Remove extra scroll bars in the Query library
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December 07, 2019

v2.53.18 — Add rows directly to tables and a better Omnibox

Add New Row

You can now add new rows to your data directly from your table. Useful when you don’t want to build a form :)

Better Omnibox

The new Omnibox (Cmd/Ctrl+K) now can take you to Resources, Folders, the Query library, and Settings in addition to the usual Retool apps


  • Added image/png as a type in GCS resources
  • Added better instructions to Container, Tabbed Container, and List View
  • Added option to enable batch querying for MSSQL queries
  • Accept multiple variable definitions in REST and GraphQL resources using custom auth
  • Fixed bug where {{ }} in URLs in REST and GraphQL resources were not being processed correctly
  • Fixed an issue where mappers were not working correctly with filters
  • Fixed a bug where Retool resources (REST, Run JS Code, etc.) did not work correctly in staging
  • Performance and reliability improvements
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November 21, 2019

v2.52.16 — Complex table cells + Chart v2, File Dropzone, and a new Query Library

Complex Table Cells

Tables now support much more than just text. Columns can now be a Checkbox, TextInput, DatePicker, Button or Dropdown. This feature also completely integrates with bulk updates, making editing your data as simple as editing a table.

Refreshed Query Library

We’ve added a series of features along with a brand new look!

  • A View History button to look through query history and revert to an earlier version
  • A usage view to see which apps are using this query
  • Use imported javascript libraries inside {{ }}
  • A search field to find specific queries
  • Permission toggle to show/hide the library to different user groups


A Filepicker widget when expanded will become a dropzone.

Chart v2

We’ve added a new Chart component that lets you use all three charts in one.


  • Switching resources no longer clears out your query
  • Memory leak fixes for on-premise customers
  • MongoDB resources now support SSL and self signed certificates
  • MongoDB resources now support `updateMany`
  • Snowflake resources let you specify a DB schema
  • Table mappers now work correctly with filters
  • Apps with a large number of queries have better performance
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