Yashpal Yashpal - 5 months ago 35
Node.js Question

Using Graphql to query Stardog server having rdf data

I am trying to query a stardog server using graphql below is my code.

import {
GraphQLSchema,
GraphQLObjectType,
GraphQLInt,
GraphQLString,
GraphQLList,
GraphQLNonNull,
GraphQLID,
GraphQLFloat
} from 'graphql';

import axios from 'axios';

var stardog = require("stardog");

let Noun = new GraphQLObjectType({
name: "Noun",
description: "Basic information on a GitHub user",
fields: () => ({
"c": {
type: GraphQLString,
resolve: (obj) => {
console.log(obj);
}
}
})
});

const query = new GraphQLObjectType({
name: "Query",
description: "First GraphQL for Sparql Endpoint Adaptive!",
fields: () => ({
noun: {
type: Noun,
description: "Noun data from fibosearch",
args: {
noun_value: {
type: new GraphQLNonNull(GraphQLString),
description: "The GitHub user login you want information on",
},
},
resolve: (_,{noun_value}) => {
var conn = new stardog.Connection();

conn.setEndpoint("http://stardog.edmcouncil.org");
conn.setCredentials("xxxx", "xxxx");
conn.query({
database: "jenkins-stardog-load-fibo-30",
query: `select ?c where {?s rdfs:label '${noun_value}'. ?c rdfs:subClassOf ?s}`,
limit: 10,
offset: 0
},
function (data) {
console.log(data.results.bindings);
return data.results.bindings;
});
}
},
})
});

const schema = new GraphQLSchema({
query
});

export default schema;


Query is executed successfully and I am able to see the result on console but
return data.results.bindings;
inside
function(data)
is not returning this result to the
Noun
type system under the
resolve: (obj) => { console.log(obj); }

and the
obj
returned is showing null instead of the result
bindings
returned from the query of GraphQL. It would be great if someone could help me to figure out what I am missing here.

Thanks in advance,
Yashpal

Answer

In your query, the resolve function of noun field is an asynchronous operation (the query part). But your code is synchronous. So, nothing actually gets returned immediately from the resolve function. This results in nothing passed to the resolve function of Noun GraphQL object type. That's why you're getting null when you print obj.

In case of asynchronous operations in resolve functions, you have to return a promise object that resolves with your intended result. You can also use ES7 async/await feature; in that case, you have to declare resolve: async (_, {noun_value}) => { // awaited code}.

With Promise, the code will look like below:

resolve: (_,{noun_value}) => {
  var conn = new stardog.Connection();

  conn.setEndpoint("http://stardog.edmcouncil.org");
  conn.setCredentials("xxxx", "xxxx");
  return new Promise(function(resolve, reject) {
    conn.query({
      database: "jenkins-stardog-load-fibo-30",
      query: `select ?c  where {?s rdfs:label '${noun_value}'. ?c rdfs:subClassOf ?s}`,  
      limit: 10,
      offset: 0
    }, function (data) {
      console.log(data.results.bindings);
      if (data.results.bindings) {
        return resolve(data.results.bindings);
      } else {
        return reject('Null found for data.results.bindings');
      }
    });
  });
}