Enums

Automatically created enums

Enums are implemented automatically for any atom attribute (not arguments) with a one_of constraint. For example:

# On the resource of type `:ticket`
attribute :type, :atom, one_of: [:foo, :bar, :baz]

This would produce an enum called :ticket_type/TicketType.

Custom enums

Using Ash Enum types

If you define an Ash.Type.Enum, that enum type can be used both in attributes and arguments. You will need to add graphql_type/0 to your implementation. AshGraphql will ensure that a single type is defined for it, which will be reused across all occurrences. If an enum type is referenced, but does not have graphql_type/0 defined, it will be treated as a string input.

For example:

defmodule AshPostgres.Test.Types.Status do
  @moduledoc false
  use Ash.Type.Enum, values: [:open, :closed]

  def graphql_type, do: :ticket_status
end

Using custom absinthe types

You can implement a custom enum by first adding the enum type to your absinthe schema (more here). Then you can define a custom Ash type that refers to that absinthe enum type.

# In your absinthe schema:

enum :status do
  value(:open, description: "The post is open")
  value(:closed, description: "The post is closed")
end
# Your cusotm Ash Type
defmodule AshGraphql.Test.Status do
  use Ash.Type

  @values [:open, :closed]
  @string_values Enum.map(@values, &to_string/1)

  def graphql_input_type(_), do: :status
  def graphql_type(_), do: :status

  @impl true
  def storage_type, do: :string

  @impl true
  def cast_input(value, _) when value in @values do
    {:ok, value}
  end

  def cast_input(value, _) when is_binary(value) do
    value = String.downcase(value)

    if value in @string_values do
      {:ok, String.to_existing_atom(value)}
    else
      :error
    end
  end

  @impl true
  def cast_stored(value, _) when value in @values do
    {:ok, value}
  end

  def cast_stored(value, _) when value in @string_values do
    {:ok, String.to_existing_atom(value)}
  rescue
    ArgumentError ->
      :error
  end

  @impl true
  def dump_to_native(value, _) when is_atom(value) do
    {:ok, to_string(value)}
  end

  def dump_to_native(_, _), do: :error
end