This plugin is meant to be used for low-level use cases or as building block for presets.
For building a GraphQL client application we recommend using the client-preset.


Package nameWeekly DownloadsVersionLicenseUpdated
@graphql-codegen/typed-document-nodeDownloadsVersionLicenseMay 17th, 2024


npm i -D @graphql-codegen/typed-document-node

Usage Requirements In order to use this GraphQL Codegen plugin, please make sure that you have GraphQL operations (query / mutation / subscription and fragment) set as documents: … in your codegen.yml.

Without loading your GraphQL operations (query, mutation, subscription and fragment), you won’t see any change in the generated output.

These plugins generate a ready-to-use TypedDocumentNode (a combination of pre-compiled DocumentNode and the TypeScript signature it represents).

With the typed-document-node plugin you no longer need to reconfigure, and install different GraphQL Code Generator plugins to manage all your GraphQL client hooks. Generate a single TypedDocumentNode and pass it to your GraphQL client of choice.

This plugin also generates less boilerplate code for your GraphQL operations.


Watch Episode #41 of graphql.wtf for a quick introduction to using this plugin with GraphQL Code Generator:

Usage example

import type { CodegenConfig } from '@graphql-codegen/cli'
const config: CodegenConfig = {
  documents: './src/**/*.graphql',
  generates: {
    './src/graphql-operations.ts': {
      plugins: ['typescript', 'typescript-operations', 'typed-document-node']
export default config

The example about will generate TypedDocumentNode with the needed types built-in, for example:

// Represents the variables type of the operation - generated by `typescript` + `typescript-operations` plugins
export type RatesQueryVariables = Exact<{
  currency: Scalars['String'];
// Represents the result type of the operation - generated by `typescript` + `typescript-operations` plugins
export type RatesQuery = (
  { __typename?: 'Query' }
  & {
  rates?: Maybe<Array<Maybe<(
    { __typename?: 'ExchangeRate' }
    & Pick<ExchangeRate, 'currency' | 'rate'>
// Generated by this plugin - creates a pre-compiled `DocumentNode` and passes result type and variables type as generics
export const ratesQuery: TypedDocumentNode<RatesQuery, RatesQueryVariables> = {
  kind: 'Document',
  definitions: [
      kind: 'OperationDefinition',
      operation: 'query',
      name: { ... }
This plugin also requires typescript and typescript-operations.

For information about the setup and usage of TypedDocumentNode, please refer to the library’s documentation.