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Hive CLI

Hive CLI (Command Line Interface)

You can perform schema-registry actions on your Hive targets schemas using the Hive CLI.

Installation

NodeJS

If you are running a JavaScript/NodeJS project, you can install Hive CLI from the npm registry:

npm i -D @graphql-hive/cli

We recommend installing Hive CLI as part of your project, under devDependencies, instead of using a global installation.

Binary

If you are running a non-JavaScript project, you can download the prebuilt binary of Hive CLI using the following command:

curl -sSL https://graphql-hive.com/install.sh | sh

Specific version

You can also download a specific version of the binary:

curl -sSL https://graphql-hive.com/install.sh | sh -s "0.31.0"
# or
curl -sSL https://graphql-hive.com/install.sh | HIVE_CLI_VERSION="0.31.0" sh
# or
export HIVE_CLI_VERSION="0.31.0"
curl -sSL https://graphql-hive.com/install.sh | sh

Usage

Publish a schema

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This CLI command requires an active registry token with Read & Write permissions to the target.

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We recommend publishing the schema from your CI/CD pipeline. You can find more information in out CI/CD Integration guide.

Start by setting your Hive token in hive.json file, or set it as HIVE_TOKEN environment variable.

Further reading:

Single Schema Project

If you have a single file for your GraphQL schema:

hive schema:publish schema.graphql

Or, multiple files using a glob expression:

hive schema:publish "src/*.graphql"

Further reading:

Apollo Federation / Schema-Stitching projects

hive schema:publish --service reviews --url http://my-service.com/graphql schema.graphql

Further reading:

Hive Metadata

If your GraphQL schema runtime requires any metadata to run, you can attach metadata to your schema publication. Hive metadata published to Hive must be a valid JSON, and limited to 25MB.

To attach metadata to your published schema, you can use --metadata flag when publishing.

You can load the metadata from a file:

hive schema:publish schema.graphql --metadata metadata.json

Or, use an inline JSON passed as a string:

hive schema:publish schema.graphql --metadata '{ "someData": true }'

Further reading:

Check a schema

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This CLI command requires an active registry token with Read permissions to the target.

Start by setting your Hive token in hive.json file, or set it as HIVE_TOKEN environment variable.

Checking a GraphQL schema is the form of checking the compatbility of an upcoming schema, compared to the latest published version.

This process of checking a schema needs to be done before publishing a new schema version. This is usually done as part of a CI/CD pipeline, and as part of Pull Request flow.

Hive CLI will give you a list of all changes, sorted by criticality level (Breaking, Dangerous, Safe) and fail the check once breaking change is detected.

hive schema:check schema.graphql

Or, multiple files using a glob expression:

hive schema:check "src/*.graphql"

If you want to leverage from retaining approved breaking changes within the lifecyle of a pull/merge request or branch, you must provide the --contextId parameter. Using --contextId is optional when using GitHub repositories and actions with the --github flag.

hive schema:check --contextId "pr-123" "src/*.graphql"

Further reading:

Delete a schema

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This CLI command requires an active registry token with Read & Write permissions to the target and the project.

This action is only available for Schema-Stitching and Apollo Federation projects.

Start by setting your Hive token in hive.json file, or set it as HIVE_TOKEN environment variable.

In case you want to delete a schema (or a subgraph in case of Federation), you can do so by using the hive schema:delete command.

hive schema:delete SERVICE_NAME
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You can also use --dryRun flag first to see what effect the command will have on the registry.

In case you want to confirm deletion of the service without typing anything in the terminal, use --confirm flag.

Git Metadata

If you are running hive command line in a directory that has a Git repository configured (.git), then Hive will be able to automatically detect and extract the values for --author and --commit, in order to tag schemas published using the schema:publish or schema:check command.

You may override these values by passing the --author and --commit flags to the CLI.

If your project does not have a Git repository configured with a user name and email, you are required to pass the --author and --commit flags to the CLI.

If you need to change the way Git identifies your author property, you may use the following commands:

git config --global user.name "John Doe"
git config --global user.email "john@doe.org"

Fetch a schema from the Registry

Sometimes it is useful to fetch a schema (SDL or Supergraph) from Hive, for example, to use it in a local development. This can be done using the schema:fetch command.

Don't confuse this with the high-availability CDN. This command is used to fetch a schema from the API where the CDN always represents the latest valid schema.

You can fetch a schema by using the action id (commit sha) that was used for publishing the schema version. The --write option can be used for writing the schema to a file.

hive schema:fetch --type sdl --write schema.graphql feb8aa9ec8932eb

For projects with a supergraph it is also possible to fetch the supergraph.

hive schema:fetch --type supergraph --write supergraph.graphql feb8aa9ec8932eb

For more information please refer to the CLI readme (opens in a new tab).

Fetch a schema from CDN

You can fetch the GraphQL schema from the CDN using the artifact:fetch command.

You can learn how to create a CDN access token in the High-Availability CDN documentation.

hive artifact:fetch --artifact sdl --cdn.endpoint VALUE --cdn.accessToken VALUE

For more information please refer to the CLI readme (opens in a new tab).

CLI and GitHub Integration

If GitHub Integration is enabled for your organization, and the GitHub integration has access to the GitHub repository, you may specify an additional --github flag to report the results back to GitHub as Check Suite (for schema:check and schema:publish commands) when running the Hive CLI from within a GitHub action:

hive schema:publish schema.graphql --github
hive schema:check schema.graphql --github
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Check our CI/CD Integration guide for more information and GitHub workflow examples.

API Reference

List of all available CLI commands and their options can be found here (opens in a new tab)