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Discussion on: Building NestJS app boilerplate - Authentication, Validation, GraphQL and Prisma

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John Biundo

Nikita, thanks for the great tutorial. I am running this 1.5 years after you wrote it 😄 and with Nest v7. So there were a couple of issues I had to fix:

Installing graphql@latest (15.0) caused some sort of problem for me. I haven't quite sorted it out, so I fell back to ^14.6.0 to avoid that problem.

With Nest 7, there's a breaking change to createParamDecorator. Here's the change I made to src/shared/decorators/decorators.ts to make it work:

import { createParamDecorator, ExecutionContext } from '@nestjs/common';
import { GqlExecutionContext } from '@nestjs/graphql';

import { Response } from 'express';
import { User } from '../../../generated/prisma-client';

export const ResGql = createParamDecorator(
  (data: unknown, context: ExecutionContext): Response =>

export const GqlUser = createParamDecorator(
  (data: unknown, context: ExecutionContext): User => {
    const ctx = GqlExecutionContext.create(context).getContext();
    return ctx.req && ctx.req.user;
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Nikita Kot Author • Edited on

Hi John! Thanks for sharing this! I'll update the article and the repo in near future. By the way, there is prisma 2 beta release out, haven't checked it yet, but I'm pretty sure some bigger changes have to be done for the upgrade too.

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John Biundo

Sounds good. Figured I'd post the code that worked for me as a stop gap in case others run into it.