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Memory Store

The Memory Store will keep all the active subscriptions in the memory of your Rails instance. It still works with multiple instances because it just forces the instance that added the subscription to be responsible for delivering updates.

The subscription objects are indexed in two ways: by their sid and by the combination of field, scope, and arguments. The second helps the memory store to fetch objects for an update easily.


This store uses #hash to keep the memory fingerprint as small as possible. This is fully compatible with all features provided by this gem and Rails as well, especially ActiveRecord.

You can take advantage of that when triggering updates. For example, if you don’t actually need to load a record to trigger an update where this record is part of the scope, you can use the following approach:

field = GraphQL::AppSchema[:subscription][:user]
field.trigger(scope: { User => 1 })
# This is the same as
field.trigger(scope: User.find(1))
# OR
field.trigger(scope: User.find(1).hash)
# They all use the same approach towards `#hash`
User.hash ^ 1.hash