GraphQL DynamoDb filter List field


I'm trying to use a graphQL API using AWS Amplify to list books that i've stored in DynamoDB filtered on a field that is a List type.


id: ID!
title: String
authorId: String
genre: [String]
I'm doing this:

API.graphql(graphqlOperation(listBooks, {
filter: {
genre: {
contains: category,
But the only books being returned are the books with a single element and that element matches the category, for example when the category is "History" this will match

a list of {S: "History"}

but this will not match

a list of { "S" : "History" }, { "S" : "Politics and Social Sciences" }

My ModelBookFilterInput is this:

input ModelBookFilterInput {
id: ModelIDInput
genre: ModelStringInput
And the ModelStringInput has the contains: String attribute on it so it looks like it supports this.

I'm not sure what i'm doing wrong, any input appreciated.

Edited by: JesusGarcia94 on Aug 18, 2020 8:44 PM

Edited by: JesusGarcia94 on Aug 18, 2020 8:45 PM

Edited by: JesusGarcia94 on Aug 18, 2020 8:45 PM

Edited by: JesusGarcia94 on Aug 18, 2020 8:46 PM

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It turns out I was neglecting to use the nextToken in the payload. the query will only look at 10 elements at a time by default so it's the dev's responsiblity to continue querying until they have enough matching results

Example of method to use nextToken:


  • @desc Recursively fetch all items in a list query using nextToken
  • @param {Object} query The query object from cda-graphql in use.
  • @param {Object} variables The variables to pass to query.
  • @returns {Array} Array of all items received from queries.
    import { API, graphqlOperation } from 'aws-amplify';

async function fetchItemsNextToken({ query, variables, limit}) {
const results = [];
while (results.length < limit) {
const { data } = await API.graphql(graphqlOperation(query, variables));
const key = Object.keys(data).find(k => k.includes('list'));
const res = data[key]; // res = { items: [], nextToken: '' }

    if (!res.nextToken) break;  

    // eslint-disable-next-line no-param-reassign  
    variables.nextToken = res.nextToken;  
return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {  


export default fetchItemsNextToken;

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