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Use Tableland with wagmi and RainbowKit

Quickly add and use wagmi with Tableland and React.

One great library to use in React apps is wagmi alongside RainbowKit. It offers a very straightforward way to connect a user's wallet and access account information using React hooks. Start by installing wagmi in your React app, and then create and connect to a client. The one callout is that wagmi uses viem, and the Tableland SDK uses ethers v6—so wagmi needs to implement an ethers adapter to use the SDK. We'll also use RainbowKit in this setup to make wallet connection modals easier as well as Vite to spin up a starter project.


For more starter kits, you can check out the templates we've created, which include both JavaScript and TypeScript implementation of the React examples we walk through below—plus, Next.js templates!

1. Installation

First, install wagmi, RainbowKit, Tableland, and ethers. If you need help setting up a React project, check out the React framework quickstart. All of these examples will show how to use either wagmi v1 or v2, so you can choose which version you'd like to use.

npm install wagmi@latest @rainbow-me/rainbowkit@latest @tableland/sdk ethers @tanstack/react-query

Note that RainbowKit uses WalletConnect under the hood, which requires you to sign up for an account—see their docs for more details.

Now, let's set up our React app with a Vite scaffold:

npm create vite@latest starter-app -- --template react

2. Connection setup


We'll use a few different files to properly set everything up. Let's start with the first—create a file called wagmi.js to handle chain configurations. You should first create a .env that handles things like API keys. Our example uses a public provider URL and will also use WalletConnect's API for the connector. The file should contain:


Note that we'll use import.meta.env to access these variables (below) in the wagmi.js file. Depending on your frontend setup, it may differ. With Vite, you use import.meta.env and prefix the variable with VITE_. But, if you're using Next.js, you'd use process.env and prefix with NEXT_PUBLIC_.

import "@rainbow-me/rainbowkit/styles.css";
import { getDefaultConfig } from "@rainbow-me/rainbowkit";
import * as chain from "wagmi/chains";
import { http } from "viem";

const chains = [
...(import.meta.ENABLE_TESTNETS === "true"
? [
: []),

const transports = Object.fromEntries( => [, http()]));

export const config = getDefaultConfig({
appName: "Tableland Starter",
projectId: import.meta.env.VITE_WALLET_CONNECT_PROJECT_ID ?? "",


Next, we'll set up providers that wrap our React component with the wagmi config. Create a file called providers.jsx and add the following:

import { RainbowKitProvider, darkTheme } from "@rainbow-me/rainbowkit";
import { QueryClient, QueryClientProvider } from "@tanstack/react-query";
import * as React from "react";
import { WagmiProvider } from "wagmi";
import { config } from "./wagmi";

const queryClient = new QueryClient();

export function Providers({ children }) {
const [mounted, setMounted] = React.useState(false);
React.useEffect(() => setMounted(true), []);
return (
<WagmiProvider config={config}>
<QueryClientProvider client={queryClient}>
<RainbowKitProvider theme={darkTheme()}>
{mounted && children}

App component

In your main.jsx component, replace it with the following:

import React from "react";
import ReactDOM from "react-dom/client";
import App from "./App.jsx";
import { Providers } from "./providers.jsx";
import "./index.css";

<App />

2. Ethers adapter hook

Since wagmi is not natively compatible with ethers, we'll need to create a hook that adapts the wagmi account (viem) to an ethers account. Create a directory called hooks and a file called useSigner.js. Then, add the following:

import { useMemo } from "react";
import { BrowserProvider, JsonRpcSigner } from "ethers";
import { useConnectorClient } from "wagmi";

function walletClientToSigner(client) {
const { account, chain, transport } = client;
const network = {
ensAddress: chain.contracts?.ensRegistry?.address,
const provider = new BrowserProvider(transport, network);
const signer = new JsonRpcSigner(provider, account.address);
return signer;

export function useSigner({ chainId } = {}) {
const { data: client } = useConnectorClient({ chainId });
return useMemo(
() => (client ? walletClientToSigner(client) : undefined),

3. Tableland setup

Now that we have everything ready, we can use the useSigner hook we just created in our Tableland setup. Create a file called Tableland.jsx and add the following. We'll keep this example simple and just show how to create a table, which uses the useSigner hook that's stored as the signer variable in the app's state.

import { useState } from "react";
import { useSigner } from "../hooks/useSigner";
import { Database } from "@tableland/sdk";

// A component with form inputs to to create a table, write data to it, and read data from it
export function Tableland() {
// Get the connected signer
const signer = useSigner();

// Create a table with hardcoded prefix and schema
async function create() {
try {
const db = new Database({ signer });
// Example table schema with an `id` and `val` column
const schema = `id integer primary key, val text`;
const { meta: create } = await db
.prepare(`CREATE TABLE "${prefix}" (${schema});`)
await create.txn?.wait();
const { name: tableName } = create.txn;
console.log(`Created table: ${tableName}`);
} catch (err) {

// Your application logic
return <>// Logic here</>;

Your logic can handle the rest of the application's functionality, but in the App.jsx code, we'll show how to use the Tableland component and what makes the signer available via a wallet connection.

4. App component

In your App.jsx, add the following:

import { ConnectButton } from "@rainbow-me/rainbowkit";
import { Tableland } from "./components/Tableland";

function App() {
return (
<nav className="sticky top-0 flex items-center justify-between flex-wrap bg-lightgreen opacity-100 shadow p-2 mb-8">
<h1 className="text-2xl font-bold">Your App</h1>
<ConnectButton />
<main className="flex justify-center flex-wrap">
<Tableland />

export default App;

This boilerplate will display a connect wallet button in the navbar. Once a user makes the connection, the signer will now be available in the Tableland logic!