This guide walks you through the steps required to use the collaborative data notebook Hex with Materialize.

Step 1. Create an integration

  1. Sign in to Hex.

  2. Go to an existing project or create a new one.

  3. Go to Data Sources > +Add > Create data connection… > Materialize.

  4. Search and click the Materialize option.

  5. Enter the connection fields as follows:

    Field Value
    Name Materialize.
    Description A description you prefer.
    Host & Port Materialize host name, and 6875 for the port.
    Database materialize
    Authentication type Choose the Password option.
    Username Materialize user.
    Password App-specific password.
  6. Click the Create connection button.

Step 2. Execute and visualize a query

  1. Create a new SQL cell.

  2. Inside the cell, select the new Materialize connection and paste the following query:

    FROM (
            power(series_number, 2) AS number,
                (ORDER BY series_number ASC, series_number DESC)
            AS row_num
        FROM (
            SELECT generate_series(0, 1000) AS series_number
        ) AS subquery

    This query generates a series of 1000 numbers squared and assigns row numbers to each.

  3. Click the dynamic Run button.

  4. Inside the cell, click the Chart button and configure as follows:

    1. In the X Axis options, select the row_num column.
    2. In the Y Axis options, select the number column.

For more information about Hex and data connections, visit their documentation.

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