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    @graphile-contrib/pg-dynamic-attributes
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    @graphile-contrib/pg-dynamic-attributes

    This plugin enhances a PostGraphile schema with the ability to order by and filter by "dynamic attributes." For the purpose of this plugin "dynamic attributes" are stored into records in a related table and aren't known at schema build time.

    Example database schema:

    create table objects (
      id serial primary key,
      name text not null,
      created_at timestamptz not null default now()
    );
    
    create table object_properties (
      object_id int not null references objects on delete cascade,
      attribute text not null,
      value text not null,
      primary key (object_id, attribute)
    );
    
    comment on table objects is E'@dynamicAttributes object_properties value';

    This will add the Object.dynamicAttribute field to your GraphQL schema for fetching a dynamic attribute:

    type Object {
      # ...
    
      """
      Fetches the dynamic attribute given the value of `attribute` for this
      `Object`.
      """
      dynamicAttribute(match: ObjectDynamicAttribute): String
    }

    It will also add a sort argument to related connections so that you can order by these attributes:

    """
    When the given sortable is null, should we position this at the end of the list
    or the beginning of the list?
    """
    enum SortNulls {
      """
      Order nulls last when in ascending order, or first when in descending order.
      """
      DEFAULT
    
      """
      Order nulls first (at the beginning of the list).
      """
      FIRST
    
      """
      Order nulls last (at the end of the list).
      """
      LAST
    }
    
    """
    Sortable concrete fields for the `Object` type.
    """
    enum ObjectSortableField {
      ID
      NAME
      CREATED_AT
    }
    
    """
    Dynamic attribute keys for the `Object` type.
    """
    input ObjectDynamicAttribute {
      attribute: String!
    }
    
    """
    The specifier of what we should sort by.  Exactly one of these values must be
    specified and non-null (this will use `@oneOf`
    [when that feature is merged into GraphQL](https://github.com/graphql/graphql-spec/pull/825)).
    """
    input ObjectSortBy {
      field: ObjectSortableField
      dynamicAttribute: ObjectDynamicAttribute
    }
    
    """
    Specifies a sort for the `Object` type - what should we sort by, should it be
    ascending or descending, and how should we handle nulls?
    """
    input ObjectSort {
      sortBy: ObjectSortBy!
      ascending: Boolean! = true
      nulls: SortNulls! = DEFAULT
    }
    
    type Query {
      # ...
      allObjects(
        # ...
        sort: [ObjectSort!]
      ): ObjectsConnection
    }

    If you are using postgraphile-plugin-connection-filter then we'll also add filters to this plugin under the dynamicAttribute key:

    {
      allObjects(
        filter: {
          and: [
            {
              dynamicAttribute: {
                match: {
                  attribute: "Attribute1"
                }
                filter: {
                  equalTo: "Value1"
                }
              }
            },
            {
              dynamicAttribute: {
                match: {
                  attribute: "Attribute2"
                }
                filter: {
                  equalTo: "Value2"
                }
              }
            }
          ]
        }
      ) {
        # ...
      }
    }

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    Usage

    From the CLI you can install this plugin and run using command line postgraphile:

    yarn add postgraphile @graphile-contrib/pg-dynamic-attributes
    yarn postgraphile --append-plugins @graphile-contrib/pg-dynamic-attributes -c postgres://localhost/my_db
    

    In library mode you can use appendPlugins to install the plugin:

    app.use(
      postgraphile(process.env.DATABASE_URL, process.env.SCHEMA_NAME, {
        appendPlugins: [require("@graphile-contrib/pg-dynamic-attributes")],
      }),
    );

    Using a unique constraint

    The example assumes that your primary key contains all the required attributes; however we can also support a unique constraint by passing its name as an additional argument to the dynamicAttribute smart comment:

    create table objects (
      id serial primary key,
      name text not null,
      created_at timestamptz not null default now()
    );
    
    create table object_properties (
      id serial primary key,
      object_id int not null references objects on delete cascade,
      attribute text not null,
      value text not null
    );
    alter table object_properties add constraint ak_object_properties_dynamic_attributes unique (object_id, attribute);
    
    comment on table objects is E'@dynamicAttributes object_properties value ak_object_properties_dynamic_attributes';

    Note: it's still critical that the first entry in the unique constraint is the column that references the parent table's primary key.

    Status

    Experimental; the API may yet change.

    Thanks 🙏

    This plugin was originally sponsored by Pixel Networks 🙌

    Install

    npm i @graphile-contrib/pg-dynamic-attributes

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    Version

    0.1.1

    License

    MIT

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