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Release: 15th June 2021

What's New

Keystone Next now has a new core 🤖, unblocking many of the features you’ve been waiting for!

After months of work deep in the codebase, it’ll be much easier for us to ship roadmap features like custom field types, GraphQL Schema extensions, and more.

⚠️ This release does come with some minor behavioural changes to Keystone’s APIs, read on below.

"@keystone-next/admin-ui-utils": "5.0.2",
"@keystone-next/auth": "27.0.0",
"@keystone-next/cloudinary": "6.0.0",
"@keystone-next/fields-document": "7.0.0",
"@keystone-next/fields": "11.0.0",
"@keystone-next/keystone": "20.0.0",
"@keystone-next/test-utils-legacy": "21.0.0",
"@keystone-next/types": "20.0.0",
"@keystone-next/utils-legacy": "12.0.0",
"@keystone-ui/core": "3.1.0",
"@keystone-ui/fields": "4.1.1",
"@keystone-ui/segmented-control": "4.0.1",

New Core 🤖

The core of Keystone has been re-implemented to make building fields and new features in Keystone easier. While the observable changes for most users should be minimal, there could be breakage 🤖.

⚠️ If you implemented a custom field type, you will need to change it to the new API, see fields in the @keystone-next/fields package for inspiration on how to do this.

Password tweaks 🔒

The password field type now adds a GraphQL type PasswordState to the GraphQL output type instead of adding ${fieldKey}_is_set, exposing a isSet boolean.

type User {
password: PasswordState
type PasswordState {
isSet: Boolean!

Access control operations

List level create, update and delete access control is now called for each operation in a many operation rather than on all of the operations as a whole.

This means that rather than receiving originalInput as an array with itemIds, your access control functions will always be called with just an itemId and/or originalInput (depending on which access control function it is).

⚠️ If your access control functions already worked with creating/updating/deleting one item, they will continue working (though you may get TypeScript errors if you were previously handling itemIds and originalInput as an array, to fix that, you should stop handling that case).

In addition, filters returned from access control now go through GraphQL validation and coercion like filters that you pass in through the GraphQL API, this will produce better errors when you return invalid values.

Virtual field input

The API to configure virtual fields has changed to accept a field using the schema API exported from @keystone-next/types rather than GraphQL SDL.

Schema reorder

The ordering of relationships fields in the generated Prisma schema has changed so that it aligns with the order specified in the list config with the opposites to one-sided relationships added at the end.

The name of one-to-one and one-to-many relationships has also changed to include _ between the list key and field key to align with many-to-many relationships.

⚠️ Note that these changes do not require a migration, only your schema.prisma file will need to be updated with keystone-next dev or keystone-next postinstall --fix.

Text and integer filtering

A long awaited feature, you can now find an item by a unique field! Filtering now works for text and integer fields that have isUnique: true set, for example:

query {
Post(where: { slug: "something-something-something" }) {

UI Accessibility

A number of updates have been made in this release to improve accessibility in the Admin UI — updates to the DatePicker labels, relationship fields and more, including visual updates to the segment control (when no value is selected).

Prisma update

We've updated our Prisma dependencies to 2.24.1, check out the Prisma releases page for more information.

You can also view the verbose release notes on GitHub.