Swiftpack.co - Shopify/syrup as Swift Package

Swiftpack.co is a collection of thousands of indexed Swift packages. Search packages.
See all packages published by Shopify.
Shopify/syrup 0.12.8
A type-safe GraphQL model generator for Kotlin, Swift, and TypeScript.
⭐️ 105
🕓 18 weeks ago
.package(url: "https://github.com/Shopify/syrup.git", from: "0.12.8")

GitHub Actions status License: MIT


Syrup generates strongly-typed Swift and Kotlin models based on the GraphQL queries used in your app. It generates client-side types to represent the queries, mutations, and responses that your app relies on.

Running Syrup

Xcode 9 is required to build this application.

Running via Command Line:

Build the tool by running:

$ make

This will create an executable for you located at .build/debug/Syrup To run Syrup, simply run the executable from the command line with the required command and launch arguments

Running via Xcode:

First, create your Xcode project:

$ make xcode

Select the Syrup scheme (Product -> Scheme -> Syrup)

After this, the project should successfully build. To get it to successfully run, you must supply the required command and launch arguments by editing the Syrup target's scheme (Product -> Scheme -> Edit Scheme) and providing them as "Arguments passed on launch" under the Arguments tab.


Syrup supports the following commands. The launch arguments of each command are described in more detail under launch arguments.


This will generate the models representing your GraphQL operations as well as the necessary support files.

$ .build/debug/Syrup generate <Operations Location> <Models Destination> <Support Files Destination> <Template>


This will generate only the models representing your GraphQL operations.

$ .build/debug/Syrup generate-models <Operations Location> <Models Destination> <Template>


This will generate only the support files representing your GraphQL operations.

$ .build/debug/Syrup generate-support-files <Support Files Destination> <Template>

Launch Arguments

This lists the possible arguments to Syrup. Note that not all launch arguments apply to every command.

Applies to generate and generate-models commands

  • Operations Location: This provides the path to the folder containing all of your graphql operation definitions. These files are expected to have the .graphql suffix and should be valid graphql operations.
  • Models Destination: This provides the path to the folder where the generated code should be written to.

Applies to generate and generate-support-files commands

  • Support Files Destination: This provides the path to the folder where the support files the generated code relies on should be written to. This is provided as a separate argument from the models destination in the case that your app has multiple frameworks using Syrup and you would like them to all share the same support files.

Applies to all commands

  • Template: This provides the path to the Templates folder that are included in the Syrup repository.
  • --project: The (optional) location of the YAML file that describes the project. By default, .syrup.yml in the current directory is used.
  • --schema: The (optional) location of the YAML file that describes the schema. By default, .syrup.yml in the current directory is used.
  • --override-schema: An optional argument to override the location of the schema to be used. Can be either a file path or URL.

Project File Format

The project file provides schema and project specific information. This includes the location of the schema, custom scalar mappings, the module name, access level override, and a suffix that is appended to the generated files.

The Shopify project uses something similar to the following:

moduleName: MerchantApi
filenameSuffix: "Next"
header: |
        // Syrup auto-generated file
        import SomeFramework
supportFilesHeader: |
        // Syrup auto-generated support file
accessLevelOverride: "internal" # optional field
generateSelections: true # optional field

moduleName: This is the namespace under which all generated models will be defined. For example, a module name of GraphQLApi will result in all models being defined as GraphQLApi.ShopNameQuery, GraphQLApi.ShopNameResponse etc.

header: This is a block that will be written to the top of every generated model file. It can be used to include some comments as well as any import statements you need. For example, if your support files are written to a different module, you can import them from the header block here.

supportFilesHeader: This is similar to the header above, but will be written to the generated support files instead of the generated models.

acccessLevelOverride: This is an optional field which allows you to change the access level of the generated code from the default of public. The only other valid option for Swift is "internal".

generateSelections:: This is an optional field which generates a data structure representing the selections of every operation. The default value of this is "false".

Schema File Format

The schema file provides schema specific information. This includes the location of the schema and custom scalar mappings.

The Shopify project uses something similar to the following:

location: https://app.shopify.com/services/ping/graphql_schema
- graphType: DateTime
  nativeType: Date
- graphType: Money
  nativeType: Money
- graphType: URL
  nativeType: URL
- graphType: FormattedString
  nativeType: String
- graphType: UnsignedInt64
  nativeType: UInt64
  rawValueType: String


  • graphType: The typename described in the GraphQL schema.
  • nativeType: The native language type it will be translated/mapped to.
  • rawValueType: The transport or intermediary type that is seen in GraphQL responses. A CustomScalarResolver is required in order to translate to/from the graphType to the nativeType.

GraphQL Operation Format

Syrup requires that every graphql operation begins with either query, mutation or fragment, and that all operations and fragments have a name. This name maps to the name of the generated Query and Response objects. Example:

query ShopName {
   shop {

Syrup Artifacts

The code generator will create the following types of files:


This will create a basic swift enumeration that maps to the string values of the corresponding GraphQL type. These enums will only be created if a query references a field of the enum type.

Input Objects

These represent the data passed in to mutations. They are fully mutable reference types that are generated if a query requires an argument of the input type.


These are structs that represent the queries that can be performed in the app. They contain properties for all of the arguments the query requires and can be serialized to the GraphQL format required for the network request.


These are the same as queries, and simply differ by name.


These are immutable value types that represent the deserialized response from a query. They conform to swift’s Decodable protocol to facilitate automatic deserializing from JSON response to these strongly typed models.


GraphQL fragments are pieces of queries that can be shared across multiple queries. The code generator will create protocols representing each fragment and will ensure the response objects of all queries that reference a fragment conform to its corresponding protocol.

Scalar Resolver

The Custom Scalar Resolver file is created to handle any of the custom coded scalars defined in your project file. If your project file specifies no custom coded scalars, you can simply use the BaseCustomScalarResolver file as the customScalarResolver property of your module type.

Module File

In Swift, Syrup will generate all its models as an extension off of a base "module type". In practice, this is represented by an empty enum. All generated models will be namespaced under this module type, which will provide easier autocompletion and will avoid naming collisions with other types in your project. It also serves as the location where the custom JSONDecoder and JSONEncoder's must be provided. It is recommended that users of Syrup define an extension on the module type (in a separate file to avoid Syrup overwriting it) that provides values for the customEncoder, customDecoder, and the customScalarResolver properties. These properties are used in the serialization and deserialization of Syrup models, and your code will not compile without them.

Support Files

Syrup generates a set of support files based on the GraphQL schema and the custom scalars provided in the project file.


The GraphApi.swift file contains the base type definitions that generated models rely on. It has definitions for the GraphApiQuery and GraphApiResponse protocols which serve as the base for every operation and response model.



The Shopify/syrup-gradle plugin provides Gradle tasks for generating support files and models for multiple schemas.


Stars: 105
Last commit: 2 days ago
jonrohan Something's broken? Yell at me @ptrpavlik. Praise and feedback (and money) is also welcome.

Release Notes

18 weeks ago

Fixes build failures on Xcode 14.1

Swiftpack is being maintained by Petr Pavlik | @ptrpavlik | @swiftpackco | API | Analytics