graphql_action_cable_link

GraphQL Action Cable Link


A Graphql Subscription Link.

This only works for Rails server that uses graphql-ruby and ActionCable implementation for Subscription.

Installation

First, depend on this package

dependencies:
  graphql_action_cable_link: ^0.0.1

Usage

Make sure your graphql's subscription is backed by ActionCable, see https://graphql-ruby.org/subscriptions/action_cable_implementation.html for more details how to implement GraphQL subscription with Action Cable.

Basic usage:

final graphqlEndpoint = 'http://localhost:3333/graphql';
final webSocketUrl = 'ws://localhost:3333/cable';
final actionCableLink = ActionCableLink(webSocketUrl);
final httpLink = HttpLink(graphqlEndpoint);

// create a split link
final link = Link.split(
  (request) => request.isSubscription,
  actionCableLink,
  httpLink,
);

final graphqlClient = GraphQLClient(
  cache: GraphQLCache(),
  link: link,
);

Similar to the HttpLink, ActionCableLink also supports defaultHeaders.

final actionCableLink = ActionCablelink(webSocketUrl, defaultHeaders: { 'x-time-zone': 'Australia/Sydney' });

ActionCableLink also supports authentication header by providing a function that returns the token:

String getAuthToken() {
  return 'Bearer auth-token'; 
}

final actionCableLink = ActionCableLink(
  webSocketUrl, 
  getAuthTokenFunc: getAuthToken,
);

final httpLink = HttpLink(graphqlEndpoint);
final authLink = AuthLink(getToken: getAuthToken);
final link = Link.split(
  (request) => request.isSubscription,
  actionCableLink,
  authLink.concat(httpLink),
);

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