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Tag 5.0.0
Committed At 2020-03-05 10:34:58 UTC



    Elm GraphQL


    Just import GraphQL, and write queries and mutations! This package suppose your decoders are already written and do not write decoders, or that you want to keep control on the data received by GraphQL response. It only provides a nice syntax to do GraphQL queries and mutations, and decode the "data" at the root of standard GraphQL response for you as long as you use the HTTP wrapper. Just think on your schema, and don't bother with everything else. By not writing custom decoders, you can make multiple queries on the same data, with different schemas each times. They will always be converted to the same type, avoiding you to rewrote a type for each request like others can do. Moreover, it is purely written in Elm, avoiding you to think to recompile .graphql files.

    How to use?

    Basically, creates an object with object, add some fields with a list of field, and you're done! You can add some arguments, selectors or alias to the fields, by using the corresponding functions. The type system is here to protect you from doing anything crazy, so relax and enjoy GraphQL!

    Otherwise, a (huge) example:


    module Main exposing (..)
    import Json.Encode as Encode
    import Json.Decode as Decode exposing (Decoder, field, maybe, int, string)
    import Http exposing (Error)
    import GraphQl exposing (Operation, Variables, Query, Named)
    type Msg
      = GraphQlMsg (Result Error NameAndAddress)
    type alias User =
      { id : Maybe Int
      , name : Maybe Name
    type alias Name =
      { firstName : Maybe String
      , lastName : Maybe String
    type alias Address =
      { street : Maybe String
      , town : Maybe String
    type alias NameAndAddress =
      { user : User
      , address : Address
    decodeName : Decoder Name
    decodeName =
      Decode.map2 Name
        (maybe (field "first_name" string))
        (maybe (field "last_name" string))
    decodeUser : Decoder User
    decodeUser =
      Decode.map2 User
        (maybe (field "id" int))
        (maybe (field "name" decodeName))
    decodeAddress : Decoder Address
    decodeAddress =
      Decode.map2 Address
        (maybe (field "street" string))
        (maybe (field "town" string))
    decodeNameAndAddress : Decoder NameAndAddress
    decodeNameAndAddress =
      Decode.map2 NameAndAddress
        (field "user" decodeUser)
        (field "address" decodeAddress)
    userRequest : Operation Query Variables
    userRequest =
      GraphQl.named "MySuperQuery"
        [ GraphQl.field "user"
          |> GraphQl.withArgument "id" (GraphQl.variable "id")
          |> GraphQl.withAlias "current_user"
          |> GraphQl.withSelectors
            [ GraphQl.field "id"
            , GraphQl.field "name"
              |> GraphQl.withSelectors
                [ GraphQl.field "first_name"
                , GraphQl.field "last_name"
        , GraphQl.field "address"
          |> GraphQl.withArgument "city" (GraphQl.string "Paris")
          |> GraphQl.withArgument "id" ( 12)
          |> GraphQl.withArgument "type" (GraphQl.type_ "LOFT")
          |> GraphQl.withSelectors
            [ GraphQl.field "street"
            , GraphQl.field "town"
        |> GraphQl.withVariables [ ("id", "123") ]
    sendRequest : Int -> Cmd Msg
    sendRequest id =
      GraphQl.query userRequest
      |> GraphQl.addVariables [ ("id", id) ]
      |> GraphQl.send "" GraphQlMsg decodeNameAndAddress

    Want to contribute?

    If you think this package is good, or if you want to bugfix something, or just globally improve the package, feel free to contribute. Make a PR, open an issue, and I will gladly work on it to make it part of elm-graphql!


    If you're searching a complete solution including Decoders implicitly defined with your query, take a look at Elm GraphQL by Dillon Kearns or maybe Elm GraphQL in Elm, and if you're searching for converting .graphql files to Elm, take a look at GraphQL to Elm!