CLI/API Reference
Hive Client

Hive Client

Hive Client is a set of libraries and utilities for interacting with Hive, for both Schema Registry and Usage Reporting.

Available Clients

JavaScript / NodeJS Client

@graphql-hive/client (opens in a new tab) is the official library for interacting with Hive's Schema Registry and Usage Reporting.

You can refer to the following guides for integration with your project:


Refer to the HivePluginOptions interface (opens in a new tab) for complete list of options and configurations you can pass to the Hive JavaScript Client.

Client Information

You can pass a custom clientInfo callback to the HivePluginOptions to have full control on how you detect a client's information.

const config: HivePluginOptions = {
  usage: {
    clientInfo(context) {
      const name = context.headers['x-graphql-client-name']
      const version = context.headers['x-graphql-client-version']
      if (name && version) {
        return { name, version }
      return null

Excluding Operations

You can pass a custom exclude array to the HivePluginOptions to ignore specific operations from being reported to Hive.

const config: HivePluginOptions = {
  usage: {
    exclude: ['unwantedOperationName', 'anotherOperationName']


You can pass a custom sampleRate array to the HivePluginOptions to sample a percentage of the total operations reported. By default, Hive agent reports 100% of the operations (1.0).

const config: HivePluginOptions = {
  usage: {
    sampleRate: 0.1

Custom Integration

If your GraphQL server is not listed above, you maybe implement a custom integration. Start by importing and creating a Hive instance using the createHive function.

import { createHive } from '@graphql-hive/client'
const hive = createHive({
  enabled: true,
  debug: true, // or, false
  token: 'YOUR-TOKEN',
  reporting: {
    // feel free to set dummy values here, or use actual
    // environment information that you have
    author: 'Author of the schema version',
    commit: 'git sha or any identifier'

Then, you can use the reportSchema to publish your runtime schema to Hive:

// Once you server starts and the GraphQL schema becomes
// available, call "reportSchema" with your schema
hive.reportSchema({ schema: yourSchema })

You can also implement a custom implementation for the Usage Reporting feature, and send usage reports to Hive.

Call collectUsage as soon as a GraphQL operation execution starts, and use the return value callback when the operation ends. You may also wrap and replace the execute function with the following:

export async function executeWithHive(args: ExecutionArgs): Promise<ExecutionResult> {
  // args is ExecutionArgs of graphql-js
  const finish = hive.collectUsage(args)
  // result is ExecutionResult of graphql-js
  const result = await execute(args)
  // Use this callback to finish measuring times, and save the operation report
  return result

Ruby Client

The graphql-hive gem (opens in a new tab) allows GraphQL-Ruby (opens in a new tab) users to use Hive to both usage reporting and publish schemas to the registry.

Refer to the following guides for integration with your project:

PHP Client

The Lighthouse Hive (opens in a new tab) is third-party integration can be used to measure and collect data against all your GraphQL operations.

Rust Client

Refer to the following guides for integration with your Rust project: