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A gatsby source plugin for pulling in third party api data.


  • Pulls data from configured api url
  • Uses custom name to allow for multiple instances of plugin
  • Option to download the json data to a configurable path
  • Option to only download the json data, and skip inserting it into GraphQL
  • Supports simple authentication through axios


npm install --save gatsby-plugin-thirdparty

How to use

// Place configuration options in your gatsby-config.js

plugins: [
    resolve: 'gatsby-source-thirdparty',
    options: {
      // The url, this should be the endpoint you are attempting to pull data from
      url: `http://yourapi.com/api/v1/posts`,

      // Name of the data to be downloaded.  Will show in graphQL or be saved to a file
      // using this name. i.e. posts.json
      name: `posts`,

      // Optional simple authentication
      auth: {
        username: 'myusername',
        password: 'supersecretpassword1234'

      // Optional payload key name if your api returns your payload in a different key
      // Default will use the full response from the http request of the url
      payloadKey: `body`,

      // Optionally save the JSON data to a file locally
      // Default is false
      localSave: true,

      //  Required folder path where the data should be saved if using localSave option
      //  This folder must already exist
      path: `${__dirname}/src/data/auth/`

      // Optionally include some output when building
      // Default is false
      verboseOutput: true, // For debugging purposes

      // Optionally skip creating nodes in graphQL.  Use this if you only want
      // The data to be saved locally
      // Default is false
      skipCreateNode: true, // skip import to graphQL, only use if localSave is all you want

How to query

Data will be available at the following points in GraphQL.

allThirdPartyName or thirdPartyName where Name is replaced by the name entered in the configuration options.

Conflicting keys

Some of the returned keys may be transformed if they conflict with restricted keys used for GraphQL such as the following ['id', 'children', 'parent', 'fields', 'internal']

These conflicting keys will now show up as thirdParty_id

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