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Checks for breaking changes and composition errors for all the connected federated graphs.

Usage

Check schema changes

npx wgc subgraph check <name> --schema <path-to-schema>
Use this command whenever you make modifications to your subgraphs. It will report any GraphQL or composition errors before they land on production. The report will be made visible under Schema Checks.

Check deletion of a subgraph

npx wgc subgraph check <name> --delete
This command will check any breaking changes or composition errors in case the subgraph is deleted.

Check how a new subgraph affects the federated graph

# First create it
npx wgc subgraph create products --label team=A --routing-url http://localhost:4001/graphql
# Check the impact
npx wgc subgraph check <name> --schema schema.graphql

Description

The npx wgc subgraph check command checks for breaking changes and composition errors in all connected federated graphs associated with the specified subgraph. This validation process ensures that the new schema you intend to use does not introduce any issues that could negatively impact existing federated graphs.

Parameters

  • <name>: The name of the subgraph for which you want to perform the validation check. This should be the exact name of the subgraph you wish to check.

Options

  • -n, --namespace : The namespace of the federated graph (Default: "default").
  • --schema <path-to-schema>: The path to the new schema file that you want to validate. This file should contain the complete schema definition in the GraphQL Schema Definition Language (SDL) format.
  • --delete: Check for breaking changes and composition errors in case the subgraph will be deleted.
The check command requires either the --schema or --delete parameter.

Examples

  1. 1.
    Check for breaking changes and composition errors for the subgraph "products" with the new schema file located at "./schemas/new_schema.graphql":
    npx wgc subgraph check products -n default --schema ./schemas/new_schema.graphql

Sample output with changes and errors

Changes
CHANGE
TYPE
DESCRIPTION
BREAKING
FIELD_REMOVED
Field 'email' was removed from object type 'User'
NON-BREAKING
FIELD_ADDED
Field 'emailID' was added to object type 'User'
Composition Errors
FEDERATED_GRAPH_NAME
ERROR_MESSAGE
inventory
Type "Product" is an extension type, but there is no type definition for "Product" in any subgraphs.
  1. 2.
    Check for breaking changes and composition errors for the subgraph "products" with the new schema file located at "./schemas/new_schema.graphql":
    npx wgc subgraph check employees --delete

Sample output

Changes
CHANGE
TYPE
DESCRIPTION
BREAKING
TYPE_REMOVED
Type 'Department' was removed
NON-BREAKING
TYPE_REMOVED
Type 'RoleType' was removed
Composition Errors
FEDERATED_GRAPH_NAME
ERROR_MESSAGE
inventory
The subgraph "products" could not be federated for the following reason: The object type "Employee" defines the directive "@override(from: "employees)" on the following field: "notes". The required "from" argument of type "String!" must be provided with an existing subgraph name. However, a subgraph by the name of "employees" does not exist.

Usage in CI and GitHub Integration

Checkout the tutorial here on how to use the subgraph check command in CI with GitHub.

Notes

  • The npx wgc subgraph check command interacts with the Cosmo platform's control plane and connected federated graphs to perform the validation checks.
  • If there are no breaking changes or composition errors detected, the tables will be empty, indicating that the new schema is compatible with the existing federated graphs.
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