The GraphQL API supports the following built-in types:
Boolean: A value that represents
Date: A date value. The GraphQL API communicates and renders these as strings in the format
yyyy-MM-dd, but they are stored as FQL dates.
Float: A 64-bit floating point number.
ID: A string representing a generic identifier. Compared to the
IDis not intended to be human-readable.
If the field specification in your schema includes the
@uniquedirective, the identifier must be unique within the current type.
FaunaDB provides a unique identifier for a document via the
_idfield, which represents the document’s reference. You would typically use the
IDtype for documents that have an externally-created identifier, such as documents imported from another database).
Int: A 32-bit signed decimal integer number.
Long: A 64-bit signed decimal integer number.
String: A string of UTF-8 characters.
Time: A timestamp value. The GraphQL API communicates and renders these as strings in the format
yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss.SSSZ, but they are stored as FQL timestamps.
FaunaDB provides a document’s most recent modification timestamp via the
_tsfield, which has microsecond resolution.
For more general information about GraphQL, training, or the specification itself, see these resources:
For developers, the FaunaDB GraphQL API should work with most GraphQL libraries. See the next section for known limitations.
The FaunaDB GraphQL API is in its initial release. It is functional, and can handle most GraphQL workloads. However, there are some GraphQL features that are currently not supported:
Schemas do not support:
No name can start with an underscore (
Subscriptions are not supported.
Also, FaunaDB GraphQL API can only work with the defined schema. Any existing collections, indexes, or functions that may exist in a database, that are not referenced in the GraphQL schema, are unavailable to GraphQL queries.
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