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Working with generic types

In this section of the documentation, we cover the fundamentals that are behind a lot of the magic that goes into making DataObject types work. We'll create some types that are not based on DataObjects at all, and we'll write some custom queries from the ground up.

This is useful for situations where your data doesn't come from a DataObject, or where you have very specific requirements for your GraphQL API that don't easily map to the schema of your DataObject classes.

Just because we won't be using DataObjects in this example doesn't mean you can't do it - you can absolutely declare DataObject classes as generic types. You would lose a lot of the benefits of the DataObject model in doing so, but this lower level API may suit your needs for very specific use cases.

Creating a generic type
Creating a type that doesn't map to a DataObject
Building a custom query
Add a custom query for any type of data
The resolver discovery pattern
How you can opt out of mapping fields to resolvers by adhering to naming conventions
Adding arguments
Add arguments to your fields, queries, and mutations
Adding pagination
Add the pagination plugin to a generic query
Adding descriptions
Add descriptions to just about anything in your schema to improve your developer experience
Enums, unions, and interfaces
Add some non-object types to your schema