Rename Attributes in GraphQL

5/12/2020

Sometimes you just can't expose the internal as it is in your database or on your model. So GraphQL has a convenient way to rename attributes when defining your types in your schema.

So sometimes it is just not so clean to expose an attribute that has a name like stripe_customer_id. Wouldn't it be way better to expose something like customer? So it turns out, there is a directive for that.

Here is an example of the @rename directive in action.

extend type User {
    customer: String! @rename(attribute: "stripe_customer_id")
}

And from now on, you don't have to expose any ugly attributes to the frontend 😉