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The easiest way to consume GraphQL APIs in Svelte3

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  import { Out, query, setupClient } from 'svql';

    url: '',

  const GET_POKEMON_INFO = `
    query($name: String!) {
      pokemon(name: $name) {
        id name image number

  query(GET_POKEMON_INFO, { name: 'Pikachu' });

<Out nostatus from={GET_POKEMON_INFO} let:data>
  <h3>{data.pokemon.number}. {}</h3>
  <img alt={} src={data.pokemon.image} />

How it works.

svql uses a fetchql singleton to talk to GraphQL. You can configure it through the setupClient() method.

Both query and mutation helpers will take the GQL and return a promise (or function that returns a promise, respectively).

query(gql[, data[, callback]]): Promise

Queries are indexed so you can refer to them as from={MY_GQL_QUERY}. data is optional, as is the callback function. Any truthy value returned by this callback will be used in-place of the regular response.

Accessing those values can be done through <Out /> components as shown above, or by watching the returned promises:

  // ...imports
  let promise = query(GET_POKEMON_INFO, { name: 'Bulbasaur' });
<!-- we can use {#await promise}...{/await} -->

Refetching of queries can be done through reactive statements:

  // ...imports
  export let name = '';
  $: query(GET_POKEMON_INFO, { name });

Each time name changes, the query re-executes.

mutation(gql[, callback]): Function

The callback will receive a commit function that accepts variables-input as first argument, and optionally a second function to handle the response. Values returned by this function are also promises.

Mutations are functions that could result in more work, so you need to be sure and commit once you're ready for the actual request:

  // ...imports
  export let email = '';
  let password;
  let promise;
  const doLogin = mutation(LOGIN_REQUEST, commit => function login() {
    promise = commit({ email, password }, data => {
      location.href = '/';
<p>Email: <input type="email" bind:value={email} /></p>
<p>Password: <input type="password" bind:value={password} /></p>
<button on:click={doLogin}>Log in</button>

Since mutation() returns a function, there's no need to setup reactive statements to refetch it. Just calling the generated function is enough.


You can access svql stores as conn and state respectively. However, it is better to use the following components to handle state. 😎

<Failure ... />

No longer shipped, use a separate Failure component from smoo.

<Status {from} {label} {pending} {otherwise} />

This takes a from={promise} value, then renders its progress, catches the failure, etc.

Available props:

  • {from} — Promise-like value to handle status changes
  • {label} — Label used for {:catch error} handling with <Failure />
  • {fixed} — Setup <Status /> container as fixed, positioned at left:0;bottom:0 by default
  • {pending} — Message while the promise is being resolved...
  • {otherwise} — Message while once promise has resolved successfully

With fixed you can provide offsets, e.g. <Status fixed="{{ top: '10vh' }}" />

Available slots:

  • pending — Replace the {:await} block, default is an <h3 />
  • otherwise — Replace the {:then} block, default is an <h3 />; it receives let:result
  • exception — Replace the {:catch} block, default is <Failure />; it receives let:error

<Out {nostatus} {loading} {...} let:data />

Use this component to access data from={promise} inside, or from={GQL} to extract it from resolved state.

Available props:

  • {nostatus} — Boolean; its presence disables the <Status /> render
  • {loading} — Message while the promise is being resolved...
  • {...} — Same props from <Status />
  • let:data — Unbound data inside

Available slots:

  • status — Replaces the <Status /> render with custom markup; it receives the same props as <Status />
  • loading — Replace the {:then} block, default is an <h3 />; it receives let:result
  • failure — Replace the {:catch} block, default is <Failure />; it receives let:error

<In ... />

No longer shipped, use a separate Fence component from smoo.

Loading states should be bound as <Fence loading={$conn.loading}>...</Fence> to properly block the UI.

Public API

  • setupClient(options[, key]) — Configure a FetchQL singleton with the given options, key is used for session loading
  • useClient(options[, key]) — Returns a FetchQL instance with the given options, key is used for session loading
  • useToken(value[, key]) — Update the session-token used for Bearer authentication, key is used for session loading
  • saveSession(data[, key]) — Serializes any given value as the current session, it MUST be a plain object or null
  • read(gql|key) — Retrieve current value from state by key, a shorthand for $state[key] values
  • key(gql) — Returns a valid key from GQL-strings, otherwise the same value is returned
  • $state — Store with all resolved state by the fetchql singleton
  • $conn — Store with connection details during fetchql requests

sqvl use Bearer authentication by default, so any token found in the session will be sent forth-and-back.

If you want to change your client's authorization token, you may call client.setToken() — or useToken() globally.