• v3
  • Integrations
  • Cloudflare Workers

GraphQL Yoga provides you a cross-platform GraphQL Server. So you can easily integrate it into any platform besides Node.js.

Cloudflare Workers provides a serverless execution environment that allows you to create entirely new applications or augment existing ones without configuring or maintaining infrastructure.

You will want to use the package graphql-yoga which has an agnostic HTTP handler using Fetch API's Request and Response objects when building GraphQL powered Cloudflare Workers.

Watch Episode #48 of graphql.wtf for a quick introduction to using GraphQL Yoga with Cloudflare Workers, and KV:


yarn add graphql
yarn add graphql-yoga

Example with regular fetch event listener


import { createYoga } from 'graphql-yoga'
const yoga = createYoga()
self.addEventListener('fetch', yoga)

You can also check a full example on our GitHub repository here

Example with Modules Approach


import { createYoga } from 'graphql-yoga'
export default createYoga()

Access to environmental values (KV Namespaces etc.)

You can access your KV namespaces etc through the context.

import { createYoga } from 'graphql-yoga'
interface Env {
const yoga = createYoga<Env>({
  typeDefs: /* GraphQL */ `
    type Query {
      todo(id: ID!): String
      todos: [String]
    type Mutation {
      createTodo(id: ID!, text: String!): String
      deleteTodo(id: ID!): String
  resolvers: {
    Query: {
      todo: (_, { id }, { MY_NAMESPACE }) => MY_NAMESPACE.get(id),
      todos: (_, __, { MY_NAMESPACE }) => MY_NAMESPACE.list(),
    Mutation: {
      // MY_NAMESPACE is available as a GraphQL context
      createTodo(_, { id, text }, context) {
        return context.MY_NAMESPACE.put(id, text)
      deleteTodo(_, { id }, context) {
        return context.MY_NAMESPACE.delete(id)
export default { fetch: yoga.handleRequest }

If you need ExecutionContext as well inside your resolvers, you can set the context on your GraphQL server similar to what you see here:

import { createYoga } from 'graphql-yoga'
interface Env {
const yoga = createYoga<{ env: Env; ctx: ExecutionContext }>()
export default {
  fetch(request: Request, env: Env, ctx: ExecutionContext) {
    return yoga.handleRequest(request, { env, ctx })

You can also check a full example on our GitHub repository here

Enabling Subscriptions

In order to enable Server Sent Events based subscriptions with Cloudflare Workers, you should add a compatibility flag in your wrangler configuration file like below;

compatibility_flags = ["streams_enable_constructors"]

Debug Logging

You should expose DEBUG variable in your environment to enable more verbose logging from GraphQL Yoga application.

Last updated on September 20, 2022