Anvil’s how-to guides show you how to accomplish specific tasks. These tasks are small use-cases that appear often in Anvil apps.
These how-to guides cover multiple topics. If you’re looking for guides relevant to one topic or component in Anvil, please refer to the relevant section of the reference docs.
CRUD best practice
An overview of Anvil's best practice for building CRUD apps
Custom user authentication
Use the Python APIs to take full control of the authentication system, or build something entirely custom.
Dropdowns and Data Tables
Use DropDown components to select rows from data tables
Expand and collapse sections of pages
Create expandable/collapsable sections of pages
Visualise data from an external database
Build a dashboard that pulls data from a business database, and displays it on the web
Using a REST API
Use the GitHub REST API from an Anvil app, and solve a common configuration problem with the power of Git.
Apps in development and production
It is common to want to run the same app in both development and production, connected to different Data Tables. We walk through the steps involved in setting up Development and Production versions of an Anvil app, with separate Data Tables and URLs.
Switching apps to client-side Python 3
You may have some apps that use Python 2 on the client side. Use this guide to convert them to use Python 3.
Converting an app to use Packages
You may have some apps that pre-date the introduction of Packages. Use this guide to convert them to use Pacakges.