Stitch IDE

3.1. Using the IDE

One of the Stitch's main priorities is delivering a great developer experience.

As part of these efforts, we provide a browser-based IDE allowing developers to connect their own bank accounts and test queries before integrating Stitch into their application.

To access this IDE, please navigate to the following link, or click the Launch IDE button to the side

When you've gained access to the IDE, you should see an interface like the one below:


Adding a Credential

The Stitch IDE shares user credentials with this documentation. If you have not already done so, you can link a credential using the process described in Making Your First Query.

Aside from linking an account in the documentation, the linking process can be performed using the credential management bar inside the IDE.

Opening the Stitch API Docs and Schema

To view the API docs and schema, click the docs tab to the right of the IDE. The docs are directly generated from the GraphQL schema, and as such should be considered the canonical API reference.


The GraphQL Explorer

Aside from using the editor to build queries, another way of building queries in the IDE is with the GraphQL Explorer feature. Click the Explorer button, and a new sidebar will appear. This panel allows you to interactively build queries by selecting the various available fields.

The explorer is a useful feature for becoming familiar with the capabilities of the API.

Refreshing an expired token

Eventually your credential will expire. If the credential was granted the offline_access scope, you'll be able to click on the Credentials dropdown. This will open up the Manage API Credentials popup, and you will be able to click the "Refresh Credential" button to automatically refresh the credential.


You can also refresh credentials from inside this documentation by following the same process.