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Intercepting Schema Changes

Intercepting Schema Changes

GraphQL Inspector lets you intercept schema changes via HTTP. You're able to decide which changes are acceptable and which are not and all of this through even a serverless function.

Whenever GraphQL Inspector runs schema checking triggered by Push or Pull Request events, your HTTP endpoint receives a list of changes, a list of related Pull Requests or a commit SHA.

Intercept

Usage

Configuring an interceptor looks fairly similar to endpoints, except you can't modify a method, it's always POST request.

Single Environment Setup

# POST with no headers
intercept: '<url>'
schema: schema.graphql
 
# With headers
schema: schema.graphql
intercept:
  url: '<url>'
  headers:
    auth: Basic <public-key>

Multiple Environment Setup

schema: schema.graphql
# Or globally
# intercept: <url>
env:
  production:
    branch: master
    intercept: '<url>'
  development:
    branch: develop
    intercept:
      url: '<url>'
      headers:
        auth: Basic <public-key>

Setting an Interceptor Logic

Let's set all criticality levels to Non-Breaking and GitHub Check conclusion to Success.

module.exports = (req, res) => {
  const { changes } = req.body
 
  res.json({
    changes: changes.map(change => ({
      ...change,
      criticality: {
        ...change.criticality,
        level: 'NON_BREAKING'
      }
    })),
    conclusion: 'success'
  })
}

There's so much freedom here. Because you know which commit or a pull request triggered the check, you're able to decide if submitted changes should be rejected or accepted by fetching information from GitHub API or your internal APIs.

Payload and Response Structures

Payload

Described in TypeScript. Look at the source code to see the exact shape.

import { Change } from '@graphql-inspector/core'
 
interface DiffInterceptorPayload {
  /**
   * https://developer.github.com/v3/activity/events/types/#checkrunevent - see "pull_request"
   */
  pullRequests?: PullRequest[]
  /**
   * Commit SHA
   */
  ref?: string
  /**
   * https://github.com/kamilkisiela/graphql-inspector/blob/master/packages/core/src/diff/changes/change.ts#L76-L81
   */
  changes: Change[]
}

Response

Described in TypeScript. Look at the source code to see the exact shape.

import { Change } from '@graphql-inspector/core'
 
interface DiffInterceptorResponse {
  /**
   * https://github.com/kamilkisiela/graphql-inspector/blob/master/packages/github/src/types.ts#L32-L36
   */
  conclusion?: CheckConclusion
  /**
   * https://github.com/kamilkisiela/graphql-inspector/blob/master/packages/core/src/diff/changes/change.ts#L76-L81
   */
  changes: Change[]
}
Last updated on August 10, 2022