Union Type Definition

A Union is an abstract type that simply enumerates other Object Types. The value of Union Type is actually a value of one of included Object Types.

In graphql-php union type is an instance of GraphQL\Type\Definition\UnionType (or one of its subclasses) which accepts configuration array in a constructor:

use GraphQL\Type\Definition\UnionType;

$searchResultType = new UnionType([
    'name' => 'SearchResult',
    'types' => [
    'resolveType' => function($value) {
        if ($value->type === 'story') {
            return MyTypes::story();            
        } else {
            return MyTypes::user();

This example uses inline style for Union definition, but you can also use
inheritance or type language.

Configuration options

The constructor of UnionType accepts an array. Below is a full list of allowed options:

Option Type Notes
name string Required. Unique name of this interface type within Schema
types array Required. List of Object Types included in this Union. Note that you can't create a Union type out of Interfaces or other Unions.
description string Plain-text description of this type for clients (e.g. used by GraphiQL for auto-generated documentation)
resolveType callback function($value, $context, ResolveInfo $info)
Receives $value from resolver of the parent field and returns concrete Object Type for this $value.