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nuxt-graphql-request

3.1.2 • Public • Published

📡 GraphQL Request Module

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Easy Minimal GraphQL client integration with Nuxt.js.

Features

  • Most simple and lightweight GraphQL client.
  • Promise-based API (works with async / await).
  • Typescript support.
  • AST support.
  • GraphQL Loader support.

📖 Release Notes

Setup

Install with yarn:

yarn add nuxt-graphql-request graphql

Install with npm:

npm install nuxt-graphql-request graphql

nuxt.config.js

module.exports = {
  modules: ['nuxt-graphql-request'],
 
  graphql: {
    /**
     * Your GraphQL endpoint (required)
     */
    endpoint: 'https://swapi-graphql.netlify.com/.netlify/functions/index',
 
    /**
     * Options
     * See: https://github.com/prisma-labs/graphql-request#passing-more-options-to-fetch
     */
    options: {},
 
    /**
     * Optional
     * default: true (this includes cross-fetch/polyfill before creating the graphql client)
     */
    useFetchPolyfill: true,
 
    /**
     * Optional
     * default: false (this includes graphql-tag for node_modules folder)
     */
    includeNodeModules: true,
  },
};

Usage

Component

asyncData

import { gql } from 'graphql-request';
 
async asyncData({ $graphql, params }) {
  const query = gql`
    query planets {
      allPlanets {
        planets {
          id
          name
        }
      }
    }
  `;
 
  const planets = await $graphql.request(query);
  return { planets };
}

methods/created/mounted/etc

import { gql } from 'graphql-request';
 
methods{
  async fetchSomething() {
    const query = gql`
      query planets {
        allPlanets {
          planets {
            id
            name
          }
        }
      }
    `;
 
    const planets = await $graphql.request(query);
    this.$set(this, 'planets', planets);
  }
}

Store actions (including nuxtServerInit)

import { gql } from 'graphql-request';
 
// In store
{
  actions{
    async fetchAllPlanets ({ commit }) {
      const query = gql`
        query planets {
          allPlanets {
            planets {
              id
              name
            }
          }
        }
      `;
 
      const planets = await this.$graphql.request(query);
      commit('SET_PLANETS', planets)
    }
  }
}

GraphQL Request Client

Examples from the official graphql-request library.

Authentication via HTTP header

In nuxt.config.ts

// nuxt.config.ts
 
module.exports = {
  graphql: {
    endpoint: 'https://swapi-graphql.netlify.com/.netlify/functions/index',
    options: {
      headers: {
        authorization: 'Bearer MY_TOKEN',
      },
    },
  },
};

Or using setHeaders / setHeader:

this.$graphql.setHeaders({ authorization: 'Bearer MY_TOKEN' });
 
this.$graphql.setHeader('authorization', 'Bearer MY_TOKEN');

Passing more options to fetch

In nuxt.config.ts:

// nuxt.config.ts
 
module.exports = {
  graphql: {
    endpoint: 'https://swapi-graphql.netlify.com/.netlify/functions/index',
    options: {
      credentials: 'include',
      mode: 'cors',
    },
  },
};

Or using setHeaders / setHeader:

this.$graphql.setHeaders({
  credentials: 'include',
  mode: 'cors',
});
 
this.$graphql.setHeader('credentials', 'include');
this.$graphql.setHeader('mode', 'cors');

Using variables

import { gql } from 'graphql-request';
 
const query = gql`
  query planets($first: Int) {
    allPlanets(first: $first) {
      planets {
        id
        name
      }
    }
  }
`;
 
const variables = { first: 10 };
 
const planets = await $graphql.request(query, variables);

Receiving a raw response

The request method will return the data or errors key from the response. If you need to access the extensions key you can use the rawRequest method:

import { gql } from 'graphql-request';
 
const query = gql`
  query planets($first: Int) {
    allPlanets(first: $first) {
      planets {
        id
        name
      }
    }
  }
`;
 
const variables = { first: 10 };
 
const { data, errors, extensions, headers, status } = await $graphql.rawRequest(
  endpoint,
  query,
  variables
);
console.log(JSON.stringify({ data, errors, extensions, headers, status }, undefined, 2));

FAQ

Why use nuxt-graphql-request over @nuxtjs/apollo?

Don't get me wrong, Apollo Client is great and well maintained by the vue / nuxt community, I used Apollo Client for 18months before switching to graphql-request.

However, as I am obsessed with performances, Apollo Client doesn't work for me at all:

  • I don't need another state management as the Vue ecosystem is enough (Vuex & Persisted data).
  • I don't need an extra ~120kb parsed in my app for fetching my data.
  • I don't need subscriptions as I use pusher.com, there are also alternatives for a WS client: http://github.com/lunchboxer/graphql-subscriptions-client

Why do I have to install graphql?

graphql-request uses a TypeScript type from the graphql package such that if you are using TypeScript to build your project and you are using graphql-request but don't have graphql installed TypeScript build will fail. Details here. If you are a JS user then you do not technically need to install graphql. However if you use an IDE that picks up TS types even for JS (like VSCode) then its still in your interest to install graphql so that you can benefit from enhanced type safety during development.

Do I need to wrap my GraphQL documents inside the gql template exported by graphql-request?

No. It is there for convenience so that you can get the tooling support like prettier formatting and IDE syntax highlighting. You can use gql from graphql-tag if you need it for some reason too.

What's the difference between graphql-request, Apollo and Relay?

graphql-request is the most minimal and simplest to use GraphQL client. It's perfect for small scripts or simple apps.

Compared to GraphQL clients like Apollo or Relay, graphql-request doesn't have a built-in cache and has no integrations for frontend frameworks. The goal is to keep the package and API as minimal as possible.

Development

  1. Clone this repository
  2. Install dependencies using yarn install or npm install
  3. Start development server using yarn dev or npm run dev

Roadmap

  • Support multiple clients
  • Support WebSocket client?
  • Expose request function for running GraphQL queries/mutations as a static function.

📑 License

MIT License

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npm i nuxt-graphql-request

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