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Entity Queries

Introduction

OpenReader auto-generates queries from the schema.graphql file. All entities defined in the schema can be queried over the GraphQL endpoint.

Exploring queries

Let’s take a look at the different queries you can run using the GraphQL server. We’ll use examples based on a typical channel/video schema.

Simple entity queries

Fetch list of entities

Fetch a list of channels:

query {
channels {
id
handle
}
}

or, using a newer and more advanced {entityName}sConnection query

query {
channelsConnection(orderBy: id_ASC) {
edges {
node {
id
handle
}
}
}
}

Fetch an entity using its unique fields

Fetch a channel by a unique id or handle:

query Query1 {
channelByUniqueInput(where: { id: "1" }) {
id
handle
}
}

query Query2 {
channelByUniqueInput(where: { handle: "Joy Channel" }) {
id
handle
}
}

Filter query results / search queries

The where argument

You can use the where argument in your queries to filter results based on some field’s values. You can even use multiple filters in the same where clause using the AND or the OR operators.

For example, to fetch data for a channel named Joy Channel:

query {
channels(where: { handle_eq: "Joy Channel" }) {
id
handle
}
}

Note that {entityName}sConnection queries support exactly the same format of the where argument:

query {
channelsConnection(orderBy: id_ASC, where: { handle_eq: "Joy Channel"}) {
edges {
node {
id
handle
}
}
}
}

Supported Scalar Types

Subsquid supports the following scalar types:

  • String
  • Int
  • Float
  • BigInt
  • Boolean
  • Bytes
  • DateTime

Equality Operators (_eq)

_eq is supported by all the scalar types.

The following are examples of using this operator on different types:

  • Fetch a list of videos where title is "Bitcoin"
  • Fetch a list of videos where isExplicit is "true"
  • Fetch a list of videos publishedOn is "2021-01-05"
query Query1 {
videos(where: { title_eq: "Bitcoin" }) {
id
title
}
}

query Query2 {
videos(where: { isExplicit_eq: true }) {
id
title
}
}

query Query3 {
videos(where: { publishedOn_eq: "2021-01-05" }) {
id
title
}
}

Greater than or less than operators (gt, lt, gte, lte)

The _gt (greater than), _lt (less than), _gte (greater than or equal to), _lte (less than or equal to) operators are available on Int, BigInt, Float, DateTime types.

The following are examples of using these operators on different types:

  • Fetch a list of videos published before "2021-01-05"
  • Fetch a list of channels before block "999"
query Query1 {
videos(where: { publishedOn_gte: "2021-01-05" }) {
id
title
}
}

query Query2 {
channels(where: { block_lte: "999" }) {
id
handle
}
}

Text search or pattern matching operators (_contains, _startsWith, _endsWith)

The _contains, _startsWith, _endsWith operators are used for pattern matching on string fields.

Example:

query Query1 {
videos(where: { title_contains: "Bitcoin" }) {
id
title
}
}

query Query2 {
videos(where: { title_endsWith: "cryptocurrency" }) {
id
title
}
}