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Version: Firesquid

Custom GraphQL resolvers

One can extend the GraphQL API generated by the OpenReader with custom queries. To do that, one can define GraphQL query resolvers in the designated module src/server-extension/resolvers. Note that all resolver classes must be exported.

A custom resolver should import TypeGraphQL types and use the annotations provided by the library to define the query arguments and return types.

Custom resolvers are normally used in combination with TypeORM EntityManager for accessing the API server target database. It is automatically injected when defined as a single constructor argument of the resolver.

A custom resolver may then look as follows:

import { Arg, Field, ObjectType, Query, Resolver } from 'type-graphql'
import type { EntityManager } from 'typeorm'
import { MyEntity } from '../../model/generated'

// Define custom GraphQL ObjectType of the query result
export class MyQueryResult {
@Field(() => Number, { nullable: false })
total!: number

@Field(() => Number, { nullable: false })
max!: number

constructor(props: Partial<MyQueryResult>) {
Object.assign(this, props);

export class MyResolver {
// Set by depenency injection
constructor(private tx: () => Promise<EntityManager>) {}

@Query(() => [MyQueryResult])
async myQuery(): Promise<MyQueryResult[]> {
const manager = await this.tx()
// execute custom SQL query
const result: = await manager.getRepository(MyEntity).query(
COUNT(x) as total,
MAX(y) as max
FROM my_entity
GROUP BY month`)
return result

Some great examples of custom Squid resolvers can be spotted in the wild in the Rubik repo by KodaDot.

For more examples of resolvers, see TypeGraphQL repo