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Graphene-Django is an open-source library that provides seamless integration between Django, a high-level Python web framework, and Graphene, a library for building GraphQL APIs. The library allows developers to create GraphQL APIs in Django quickly and efficiently while maintaining a high level of performance.


  • Seamless integration with Django models
  • Automatic generation of GraphQL schema
  • Integration with Django's authentication and permission system
  • Easy querying and filtering of data
  • Support for Django's pagination system
  • Compatible with Django's form and validation system
  • Extensive documentation and community support


To install Graphene-Django, run the following command:

pip install graphene-django


After installation, add 'graphene_django' to your Django project's INSTALLED_APPS list and define the GraphQL schema in your project's settings:

    # ...

    'SCHEMA': 'myapp.schema.schema'


To use Graphene-Django, create a file in your Django app directory and define your GraphQL types and queries:

import graphene
from graphene_django import DjangoObjectType
from .models import MyModel

class MyModelType(DjangoObjectType):
    class Meta:
        model = MyModel

class Query(graphene.ObjectType):
    mymodels = graphene.List(MyModelType)

    def resolve_mymodels(self, info, **kwargs):
        return MyModel.objects.all()

schema = graphene.Schema(query=Query)

Then, expose the GraphQL API in your Django project's file:

from django.urls import path
from graphene_django.views import GraphQLView
from . import schema

urlpatterns = [
    # ...
    path('graphql/', GraphQLView.as_view(graphiql=True)), # Given that schema path is defined in GRAPHENE['SCHEMA'] in your


Graphene-Django provides support for testing GraphQL APIs using Django's test client. To create tests, create a file in your Django app directory and write your test cases:

from django.test import TestCase
from graphene_django.utils.testing import GraphQLTestCase
from . import schema

class MyModelAPITestCase(GraphQLTestCase):
    GRAPHENE_SCHEMA = schema.schema

    def test_query_all_mymodels(self):
        response = self.query(
            query {
                mymodels {

        self.assertEqual(len(['mymodels']), MyModel.objects.count())


Contributions to Graphene-Django are always welcome! To get started, check the repository's issue tracker and contribution guidelines.


Graphene-Django is released under the MIT License.


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Related Projects

  • Graphene - A library for building GraphQL APIs in Python
  • Graphene-SQLAlchemy - Integration between Graphene and SQLAlchemy, an Object Relational Mapper (ORM) for Python
  • Graphene-File-Upload - A package providing an Upload scalar for handling file uploads in Graphene
  • Graphene-Subscriptions - A package for adding real-time subscriptions to Graphene-based GraphQL APIs


If you encounter any issues or have questions regarding Graphene-Django, feel free to submit an issue on the official GitHub repository. You can also ask for help and share your experiences with the Graphene-Django community on 💬 Discord

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