Pothos GraphQL

Printing Schema

Sometimes it's useful to have an SDL version of your schema. To do this, you can use some tools from the graphql package to write your schema out as SDL to a file.

import { writeFileSync } from 'fs';
import { printSchema, lexicographicSortSchema } from 'graphql';
import SchemaBuilder from '@pothos/core';

const builder = new SchemaBuilder({});

  fields: (t) => ({
    hello: t.string({
      args: {
        name: t.arg.string(),
      resolve: (parent, { name }) => `hello, ${name || 'World'}`,

const schema = builder.toSchema();
const schemaAsString = printSchema(lexicographicSortSchema(schema));

writeFileSync('/path/to/schema.graphql', schemaAsString);

Using graphql-code-generator

An alternative to printing your schema directly is to generate your schema file using graphql-code-generator.

You can add the schema-ast plugin to have graphql-code-generator generate your schema file for you.

See Generating Client Types for more details