Version: Next

Graphback CLI

Graphback helps you to kickstart your experience with any existing GraphQL implementation by generating backend and client side CRUD layer using your GraphQL data model. The CLI exposes a single generate command.


You can add Graphback CLI on your existing GraphQL project using either of the following commands.

With npm:

npm install --save-dev graphback-cli

Or with yarn:

yarn add --dev graphback-cli


You project must contain the configuration file that follows the format described by the graphql-config.

Taking a .graphqlrc.yml configuration file for example, your configuration should have the following minimum required entry:

## Please review configuration and adjust it for your own project
schema: ./src/schema/schema.graphql
model: ./model/**/*.graphql
## You can add as many Graphback plugins as you wish
## Here we are only adding the Schema and Client plugin
format: graphql
outputPath: ./src/schema/schema.graphql
format: 'graphql'
outputFile: ./src/graphql/graphback.graphql
format: 'graphql'
packageName: '@graphback/datasync'
outputPath: ./src/schema/schema.graphql

If you used graphql-cli to initialize the project, this file will be automatic setup for you. Otherwise, you can still use the init command from the CLI to initialize this configuration setup.



The generate command will invoke the plugins defined in your .graphqlrc (see Configuration). Check out our Plugin Overview for information on what Graphback plugins can do.

The generate command can be executed by running graphback generate (if installed globally) or yarn graphback generate.

For simplicity you can add it to the package.json scripts config:

"generate": "graphback generate"

And finally, use npm or yarn to run it:

With yarn:

yarn generate

With npm:

npm run generate

Graphback CLI is now part of the graphql-cli command line tool. Please consider installing it for wider set of features