The Structure of a Query

To be able to write better queries, it is important to understand their structure. In this lesson that is exactly what we will be doing.

The Query Statement

Now, let’s take a step back to examine the structure of the GraphQL query. After we were introduced to variables, we encountered the query statement in our query structure for the first time. Before using the query statement, we used the shorthand version of a query in which we omitted the statement. However, as we are using variables, the query statement must be included. Try the following query without variables but with the query statement to verify that the longer version of a query works.

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