Setting up Fuse manually

Setting up Fuse manually

These steps are the same as what create-fuse-app does under the hood, we'll go over them so you know what the command does.


Install the npm packages

npm install --save fuse graphql
npm install --save-dev @graphql-typed-document-node/core

Adding your first type

Create a types folder at the root of your Next.js app and add a file at types/User.ts that contains the following code:

import { node } from 'fuse'
type UserSource = {
  id: string
  name: string
  avatar_url: string
// "Nodes" are the core abstraction of Fuse. Each node represents
// a resource/entity with multiple fields and has to define two things:
// 1. load(): How to fetch from the underlying data source
// 2. fields: What fields should be exposed and added for clients
export const UserNode = node<UserSource>({
  name: 'User',
  load: async (ids) => getUsers(ids),
  fields: (t) => ({
    name: t.exposeString('name'),
    // rename to camel-case
    avatarUrl: t.exposeString('avatar_url'),
    // Add an additional firstName field
    firstName: t.string({
      resolve: (user) =>' ')[0],
// Fake function to fetch users. In real applications, this would
// talk to an underlying REST API/gRPC service/third-party API/…
async function getUsers(ids: string[]): Promise<UserSource[]> {
  return => ({
    name: `Peter #${id}`,
    avatar_url: `${id}`,

Note how the only code you had to write was the translation from the underlying data source to the shape of the data that you need. Fuse takes care of everything else for you.

Set up GraphQLSP to get IDE autocomplete

You can use @0no-co/graphqlsp to get inline hints while authoring GraphQL documents, you can do so by installing it with npm i --save-dev @0no-co/graphqlsp and using the following in your tsconfig.json:

  "name": "@0no-co/graphqlsp",
  "schema": "./schema.graphql",
  "disableTypegen": true,
  "templateIsCallExpression": true,
  "template": "graphql"

When using .vscode you will need to use the workspace version of TypeScript, to do so you can easily do that by creating .vscode/settings.json with the following content

  "typescript.tsdk": "node_modules/typescript/lib",
  "typescript.enablePromptUseWorkspaceTsdk": true