How To Auto-Generate a GraphQL Schema, Queries, Mutations, and Subscriptions from a GraphQL API Endpoint

Macharia Muguku
1 min readOct 13, 2020


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Generate GraphQL Schema From Endpoint. Generate GraphQL Queries,Mutations,Subscriptions from GraphQL Schema.

Lets cut to the chase, shall we?

a). How to download/fetch/print schema.graphql from GraphQL endpoint?

  1. Run get-graphql-schema remotely with npx. Replace the URL obviously 🤷🏿‍♂️
npx get-graphql-schema > schema.graphql

2. A file named schema.graphql is generated in your current working directory.

b). How to generate GraphQL Queries, Mutations, and Subscriptions from GraphQL Schema?

  1. Run gql-generator remotely with npx
npx gqlg --schemaFilePath schema.graphql --destDirPath ./queries-mutations_subscriptions --depthLimit 5

2. A folder named queries-mutations_subscriptions is created in your current working directory with queries,mutations, and subscriptions sub-folders inside

c). It’s Done!



Macharia Muguku

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