Class: GraphQL::Field

Inherits:
Object
  • Object
show all
Includes:
Define::InstanceDefinable
Defined in:
lib/graphql/field.rb,
lib/graphql/field/resolve.rb

Overview

Fields belong to ObjectTypes and InterfaceTypes.

They're usually created with the field helper. If you create it by hand, make sure #name is a String.

A field must have a return type, but if you want to defer the return type calculation until later, you can pass a proc for the return type. That proc will be called when the schema is defined.

For complex field definition, you can pass a block to the field helper, eg field :name do ... end. This block is equivalent to calling GraphQL::Field.define { ... }.

Resolve

Fields have resolve functions to determine their values at query-time. The default implementation is to call a method on the object based on the field name.

You can specify a custom proc with the resolve helper.

There are some shortcuts for common resolve implementations:

  • Provide property: to call a method with a different name than the field name
  • Provide hash_key: to resolve the field by doing a key lookup, eg obj[:my_hash_key]

Arguments

Fields can take inputs; they're called arguments. You can define them with the argument helper.

They can have default values which will be provided to resolve if the query doesn't include a value.

Only certain types maybe used for inputs:

  • Scalars
  • Enums
  • Input Objects
  • Lists of those types

Input types may also be non-null -- in that case, the query will fail if the input is not present.

Complexity

Fields can have complexity values which describe the computation cost of resolving the field. You can provide the complexity as a constant with complexity: or as a proc, with the complexity helper.

Examples:

Lazy type resolution

# If the field's type isn't defined yet, you can pass a proc
field :city, -> { TypeForModelName.find("City") }

Defining a field with a block

field :city, CityType do
  # field definition continues inside the block
end

Create a field which calls a method with the same name.

GraphQL::ObjectType.define do
  field :name, types.String, "The name of this thing "
end

Create a field that calls a different method on the object

GraphQL::ObjectType.define do
  # use the `property` keyword:
  field :firstName, types.String, property: :first_name
end

Create a field looks up with [hash_key]

GraphQL::ObjectType.define do
  # use the `hash_key` keyword:
  field :firstName, types.String, hash_key: :first_name
end

Create a field with an argument

field :students, types[StudentType] do
  argument :grade, types.Int
  resolve ->(obj, args, ctx) {
    Student.where(grade: args[:grade])
  }
end

Argument with a default value

field :events, types[EventType] do
  # by default, don't include past events
  argument :includePast, types.Boolean, default_value: false
  resolve ->(obj, args, ctx) {
    args[:includePast] # => false if no value was provided in the query
    # ...
  }
end

Custom complexity values

# Complexity can be a number or a proc.

# Complexity can be defined with a keyword:
field :expensive_calculation, !types.Int, complexity: 10

# Or inside the block:
field :expensive_calculation_2, !types.Int do
  complexity ->(ctx, args, child_complexity) { ctx[:current_user].staff? ? 0 : 10 }
end

Calculating the complexity of a list field

field :items, types[ItemType] do
  argument :limit, !types.Int
  # Mulitply the child complexity by the possible items on the list
  complexity ->(ctx, args, child_complexity) { child_complexity * args[:limit] }
end

Creating a field, then assigning it to a type

name_field = GraphQL::Field.define do
  name("Name")
  type(!types.String)
  description("The name of this thing")
  resolve ->(object, arguments, context) { object.name }
end

NamedType = GraphQL::ObjectType.define do
  # The second argument may be a GraphQL::Field
  field :name, name_field
end

Defined Under Namespace

Modules: DefaultLazyResolve, Resolve

Instance Attribute Summary collapse

Instance Method Summary collapse

Methods included from Define::InstanceDefinable

#define, #metadata, #redefine

Constructor Details

#initializeField



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 213

def initialize
  @complexity = 1
  @arguments = {}
  @resolve_proc = build_default_resolver
  @lazy_resolve_proc = DefaultLazyResolve
  @relay_node_field = false
  @connection = false
  @connection_max_page_size = nil
  @edge_class = nil
  @trace = nil
  @introspection = false
end

Instance Attribute Details

#argumentsHash<String => GraphQL::Argument>



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 168

def arguments
  @arguments
end

#arguments_classObject

Returns the value of attribute arguments_class



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 185

def arguments_class
  @arguments_class
end

#complexityNumeric, Proc



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 174

def complexity
  @complexity
end

#connection=(value) ⇒ Object (writeonly)

Sets the attribute connection



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 187

def connection=(value)
  @connection = value
end

#connection_max_page_sizenil, Integer



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 211

def connection_max_page_size
  @connection_max_page_size
end

#deprecation_reasonString?



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 165

def deprecation_reason
  @deprecation_reason
end

#descriptionString?



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 162

def description
  @description
end

#edge_classnil, Class

This method is part of a private API. You should avoid using this method if possible, as it may be removed or be changed in the future.



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 203

def edge_class
  @edge_class
end

#functionObject, GraphQL::Function



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 183

def function
  @function
end

#hash_keyObject?



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 180

def hash_key
  @hash_key
end

#introspection=(value) ⇒ Object (writeonly)

Sets the attribute introspection



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 188

def introspection=(value)
  @introspection = value
end

#lazy_resolve_proc<#call(obj, args, ctx)> (readonly)



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 156

def lazy_resolve_proc
  @lazy_resolve_proc
end

#mutationGraphQL::Relay::Mutation?



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 171

def mutation
  @mutation
end

#nameString



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 159

def name
  @name
end

#propertySymbol?



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 177

def property
  @property
end

#relay_node_fieldBoolean



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 147

def relay_node_field
  @relay_node_field
end

#relay_nodes_fieldBoolean



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 150

def relay_nodes_field
  @relay_nodes_field
end

#resolve_proc<#call(obj, args, ctx)> (readonly)



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 153

def resolve_proc
  @resolve_proc
end

#subscription_scopenil, String



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 191

def subscription_scope
  @subscription_scope
end

#traceBoolean



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 194

def trace
  @trace
end

Instance Method Details

#connection?Boolean



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 197

def connection?
  @connection
end

#edges?Boolean



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 206

def edges?
  !!@edge_class
end

#initialize_copy(other) ⇒ Object



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 226

def initialize_copy(other)
  super
  @arguments = other.arguments.dup
end

#introspection?Boolean



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 232

def introspection?
  @introspection
end

#lazy_resolve(obj, args, ctx) ⇒ Object

If #resolve returned and object which should be handled lazily, this method will be called later force the object to return its value.



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 297

def lazy_resolve(obj, args, ctx)
  @lazy_resolve_proc.call(obj, args, ctx)
end

#lazy_resolve=(new_lazy_resolve_proc) ⇒ Object

Assign a new resolve proc to this field. Used for #lazy_resolve



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 302

def lazy_resolve=(new_lazy_resolve_proc)
  @lazy_resolve_proc = new_lazy_resolve_proc
end

#prepare_lazy(obj, args, ctx) ⇒ GraphQL::Execution::Lazy

Prepare a lazy value for this field. It may be then-ed and resolved later.



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 308

def prepare_lazy(obj, args, ctx)
  GraphQL::Execution::Lazy.new {
    lazy_resolve(obj, args, ctx)
  }
end

#resolve(object, arguments, context) ⇒ Object

Get a value for this field

Examples:

resolving a field value

field.resolve(obj, args, ctx)


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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 243

def resolve(object, arguments, context)
  resolve_proc.call(object, arguments, context)
end

#resolve=(new_resolve_proc) ⇒ Object

Provide a new callable for this field's resolve function. If nil, a new resolve proc will be build based on its #name, #property or #hash_key.



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 250

def resolve=(new_resolve_proc)
  @resolve_proc = new_resolve_proc || build_default_resolver
end

#to_sObject



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 287

def to_s
  "<Field name:#{name || "not-named"} desc:#{description} resolve:#{resolve_proc}>"
end

#typeObject

Get the return type for this field.



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 260

def type
  @clean_type ||= GraphQL::BaseType.resolve_related_type(@dirty_type)
end

#type=(new_return_type) ⇒ Object



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# File 'lib/graphql/field.rb', line 254

def type=(new_return_type)
  @clean_type = nil
  @dirty_type = new_return_type
end