Query data

Query data

In this step, you will learn how to query your data using the data models you created in the previous step. Cube provides several ways to query your data, and we'll go over them here.


Playground is a web-based tool which allows for model generation and data exploration. On the Build tab, you can select the measures and dimensions, and then run the query. Let's do this for the orders cube you generated in the previous step.

Click + Measure to display the available measures and add orders.count, then click + Dimension for available dimensions and add orders.status:

Then, click Run to execute the query and see the results:

Please feel free to experiment: select other measures or dimensions, pick a granularity for the time dimension instead of w/o grouping, or choose another chart type instead of Table.

APIs and integrations

Cube provides a rich set of options to deliver data to other tools: a suite of APIs, JavaScript SDKs, and integrations.

Connectivity to BI tools and data notebooks is enabled by the SQL API which is Postgres-compatible: if something connects to Postgres, it will work with Cube. Check the Connect to BI tab for connection instructions for specific BI tools:

Connectivity to data applications is enabled by the REST API and the GraphQL API as well as JavaScript SDKs. Check the Frontend Integrations tab for usage instructions for these APIs:

Now that we've seen how to use Cube's APIs, let's take a look at how to add pre-aggregations to speed up your queries.