@graphback/datasync package consisting of the Data Synchronization Schema plugin and compatible data sources, provides out of the box Data Synchronization strategies for GraphQL clients with offline functionality e.g. Offix.
NOTE: Currently this plugin only supports MongoDB data sources, with support for other kinds of data sources coming in a future release.
@graphback/datasync package is meant to be naturally extend Offix with a compliant GraphQL API:
- Fetch data that was changed based on the client side timestamp
- Ensure data consistency using timestamp provided.
It achieves this by:
- Providing Delta Queries: Delta queries can be used by GraphQL clients to refresh changes in data between periods of connectivity outages.
- Providing server-side Conflict Resolution capabilities: For mutations that are applied offline, this provides the server with the ability to resolve conflicts between server and client.
The Graphback Data Synchronization package provides schema plugins as well as data sources for all supported data synchronization patterns.
There are two steps to implementing a data synchronization strategy:
- Add metadata to schema
- Use the relevant plugin and data source
Currently the supported strategies are: