Connecting to Hex

You can connect to Cube from Hex, a collaborative data platform, using the Cube SQL API.

Here's a short video guide on how to connect Hex to Cube.

Don't have a Cube project yet? Learn how to get started here.

Click How to connect your BI tool link on the Overview page, navigate to the SQL API tab and enable it. Once enabled, you should see the screen like the one below with your connection credentials:

You need to set the following environment variables to enable the Cube SQL API. These credentials will be required to connect to Cube from Hex later.

CUBEJS_PG_SQL_PORT=5432
CUBEJS_SQL_USER=myusername
CUBEJS_SQL_PASSWORD=mypassword

Hex connects to Cube as to a Postgres database.

Your cubes will be exposed as tables, where both your measures and dimensions are columns.

You can write SQL in Hex that will be executed in Cube. Learn more about Cube SQL syntax on the reference page.

You can also create a visualization of the executed SQL query.

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