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Anvil How-to Guides

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.

The Guides

Custom user authentication

Use the Python APIs to take full control of the authentication system, or build something entirely custom.

Visualise data from an external database

Build a dashboard that pulls data from a business database, and displays it on the web

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

Using a REST API

Use the GitHub REST API from an Anvil app, and solve a common configuration problem with the power of Git.