Apollo Query

In this section, we will implement GraphQL Queries and integrate with the svelte UI.

Apollo Query

let's define the graphql query to be used:

Open src/components/Todo/TodoPrivateList.svelte and add the following code:

+ import { gql } from '@apollo/client';
import TodoItem from "./TodoItem";
import TodoFilters from "./TodoFilters";
+ const GET_MY_TODOS = gql`
+ query getMyTodos {
+ todos(where: { is_public: { _eq: false} }, order_by: { created_at: desc }) {
+ id
+ title
+ created_at
+ is_completed
+ }
+ }`;

We have now written the graphql query as a javascript constant using the gql parser function. This function is used to parse the plain string as a graphql query.

What does this query do?

The query fetches todos with a simple condition; is_public must be false. We sort the todos descending by its created_at time according to the schema. We specify which fields we need for the todos node.

The query is now ready, let's integrate it with our svelte code.

+ import { query } from "svelte-apollo";

query function is being imported from svelte-apollo

import { gql } from "@apollo/client";
import { query } from "svelte-apollo";
import TodoItem from "./TodoItem";
import TodoFilters from "./TodoFilters";
const GET_MY_TODOS = gql`
query getMyTodos {
where: { is_public: { _eq: false } }
order_by: { created_at: desc }
) {
+ const todos = query(GET_MY_TODOS);

query fetches the data and returns a readable store of result values. In this case, we can access the query results using $todos.

Let's remove the mock todos data which was used to populate sample data and use the data fetched with graphql query.

- let todos= [
- {
- id: "1",
- title: "This is private todo 1",
- is_completed: true,
- is_public: false
- },
- {
- id: "2",
- title: "This is private todo 2",
- is_completed: false,
- is_public: false
- }
- ]
function getFilteredTodos(todos, currentFilter) {
if (currentFilter === "active") {
return todos.filter((todo) => !todo.is_completed);
} else if (currentFilter === "completed") {
return todos.filter((todo) => todo.is_completed);
return todos;
$: filteredTodos = $todos.data
? getFilteredTodos($todos.data.todos, currentFilter)
: [];

filteredTodos is svelte reactive declaration and it changes whenever $todos.data state changes and Svelte automatically updates the DOM.

<div class="todoListWrapper">
{#each filteredTodos as todo (todo.id)}
<TodoItem {todo} />

Woot! You have written your first GraphQL integration with Svelte. Easy isn't it?

How does this work?

When you use the query, Apollo returns the data along with other properties. Most important ones are:

loading: A boolean that indicates whether the request is in flight. If loading is true, then the request hasn't finished. Typically this information can be used to display a loading spinner.

error: A runtime error with graphQLErrors and networkError properties. Contains information about what went wrong with your query.

data: An object containing the result of your GraphQL query. This will contain our actual data from the server. In our case, it will be the todo data.

You can read more about other properties that result object contains here

Using the data property, we are parsing the results from the server. In our query, data property has an array todos which can be mapped over to render each TodoItem.

If you noted, there has been some client side filtering to the todos that are displayed.


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