Strawberry comes with a basic Flask integration. It provides a view that you can use to serve your GraphQL schema:

from strawberry.flask.views import GraphQLView
from api.schema import Schema
app = Flask(__name__)
view_func=GraphQLView.as_view("graphql_view", schema=schema),


The GraphQLView accepts two options at the moment:

  • schema: mandatory, the schema created by strawberry.Schema.
  • graphiql: optional, defaults to True, whether to enable the GraphiQL interface.

»Extending the view

We allow to extend the base GraphQLView, by overriding the following methods:


get_context allows to provide a custom context object that can be used in your resolver. You can return anything here, by default we return a dictionary with the request.

class MyGraphQLView(GraphQLView):
def get_context(self) -> Any:
return {"example": 1}
class Query:
def example(self, info: Info) -> str:
return str(info.context["example"])

Here we are returning a custom context dictionary that contains only one item called "example".

Then we use the context in a resolver, the resolver will return "1" in this case.


get_root_value allows to provide a custom root value for your schema, this is probably not used a lot but it might be useful in certain situations.

Here's an example:

class MyGraphQLView(GraphQLView):
def get_root_value(self) -> Any:
return Query(name="Patrick")
class Query:
name: str

Here we are returning a Query where the name is "Patrick", so we when requesting the field name we'll return "Patrick" in this case.


process_result allows to customize and/or process results before they are sent to the clients. This can be useful logging errors or hiding them (for example to hide internal exceptions).

It needs to return an object of GraphQLHTTPResponse and accepts the request and the execution results.

from strawberry.http import GraphQLHTTPResponse
from strawberry.types import ExecutionResult
from graphql.error import format_error as format_graphql_error
class MyGraphQLView(GraphQLView):
def process_result(
self, result: ExecutionResult
) -> GraphQLHTTPResponse:
data: GraphQLHTTPResponse = {"data": result.data}
if result.errors:
data["errors"] = [format_graphql_error(err) for err in result.errors]
return data

In this case we are doing the default processing of the result, but it can be tweaked based on your needs.

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