Product lookup tool

Inventory can quickly get out of control if you’re selling or distributing a wide array of products. Customer support teams need a simple, reliable way to look up a product and answer questions about price, availability, shipping times, and more.

With Retool, you can build an app that can search through your entire inventory and displays details about a selected product. We’re taking the example below from a medical supply company, but the same use case can be applied for all types of industries that need to keep close track of product inventory.

Product lookup tool

Build from a handful of drag-and-drop components

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Table display products and context about products in a table.
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Text Input query your database and filter inventory results based on the text entered into a search input component.
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Text label the different sections of your app to provide a clear end-user experience.
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Button use button components for all sorts of actions, like updating inventory or export results.
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Container display detailed information about a selected product in a container.

In order for products to be added to your inventory or to update information on existing products, you’ll need to connect and write to a data source. Common data stores used for inventory include databases like MySQL, PostegreSQL, and MongoDB.

Step 1 Create resource1. Create resource
Step 2 Read data2. Read data
Step 3 Connect data with UI3. Connect data with UI
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David Boskovitz

Software Engineer at Envoy

As an engineer, I love Retool. My team now builds much-needed tools for customer support instantly. Also love how it's so hackable - there's little we can't do.

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