Sophie Au

Software Developer, Web Designer, Tea Enthusiast

Fetching Data From a GraphQL Endpoint with REST

28 November 2020

GraphQL is pretty cool and useful but sometimes you just want to do a quick fetch without having to install 500MB of dependencies. And luckily, GraphQL is all about the request body and all the cool syntax-tooling you can get for the frontend is just there for dev ergonomics and not actually necessary.

So without further ado, here's how you 'transform' a GraphQL request into a REST request:

const queryInGQL = graphql`
  query($id: String!) {
    event(id: { eq: $id }) {

const queryForFetch = (id) => `{ event(id: "${id}") { _id title startTime } }`;

await fetch(API_ENDPOINT, {
  method: 'POST',
  headers: { 'Content-Type': 'application/json' },
  body: JSON.stringify({ query: queryForFetch(id) }),