Hi all! We’re introducing Retool Storage which is a hosted blob store that allows you to upload and interact with your files without the need to configure an object store (e.g. S3, Azure File Storage).
We know files have been historically difficult to work with on Retool. For example, to store images/pdfs before Retool Storage, you’d have to either store base64 strings in your databases or configure an S3 bucket. With storage built-in, you can skip all the workarounds and setup.
There are 2 ways to interact with Retool Storage:
- The Retool Storage file list that lives in the Resources tab
- The Retool Storage query to make storage operations that can be found in both apps and workflows
You can programmatically upload, read, and download from Retool Storage. There is currently a 5 GB storage limit per organization, and individual files are capped at 40 MB each. You can now get going right away with using storage for use cases like automated data pipelines to document parsing with AI. We’re excited to see what exciting use cases you come up with and would love to hear about them in this thread!
Finally, you can check out a quick demo to see Retool Storage in action.