The gem simplifies building GraphQL interfaces to analytical databases (OLAP). For OLAP queries we use Activecube gem. Graphql is implemented by Graphql gem.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'activecube-graphql'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install activecube-graphql


Field mapping

Activecube must be mapped to a field using the following construct:

field_class Activecube::Graphql::CubeField

field :cube_name, [Response],  cube: CubeClass, null: true  do
  # cube arguments go here...


  • CubeClass is the class of your Activecube ( typically defined in Models)
  • Response is the class for response. Typically it lists all possible metrics and dimensions

NOTE! All fields that used as dimensions and metrics, MUST have an extra field 'ast_node' defined as:

    field :field, Types::Dimension::Field, extras: [:ast_node], null: true do
      argument :select, [FieldSelector], required: false

Connection mapping

If you have multiple database connections for many cubes, it can be convinient to define the mapping on the top level of GraphQL type:

field :connect, CubeFieldClass, null: false do
  argument :database, Types::Enum::Databases, required: false

def your_field method, *args
      database: args[0]  ? args[0][:database].to_sym : method.to_sym


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Code of Conduct

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