EdgeQL Tutorial

Introspection

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All objects in EdgeDB have a __type__ link which points to the schema type that the object is actually implementing. This can be used for introspection queries or to just add the object type information to a query. Let's fetch all media with their ids and corresponding types:

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Note that this is different from introspect as it provides run-time type information for concrete objects, whereas the introspect expression is resolving types statically. Compare this usage of introspect to the previous query:

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