Reference Type

References, also referred to as relations, are a powerful Field Type found within the Schema Builder that links different content models together.

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  • High flexibility in creating your content model

    Pascal F.
  • The support team is top notch. Everyone at Hygraph has been excellent and exceptionally helpful while we built out our data model and integrations. The team is incredibly responsive and receptive to new features ideas. 10/10.

    Jason K.
  • Hygraph is just so easy to use. Creating new data models and populating them for use on the front end is intuitive and the interface is very clean. The product is designed in a way that it's obvious they were thinking about their users.

  • Hygraph is a way for us to allow non-engineers at our company to create content for our marketing website. Once the engineers define the data model within GraphCMS, other employees at our company can easily add the content through their UI, and once published, our build system automatically rebuilds the website with the new content.

    Hygraph User

One-Way Relations

An extension of our Reference Type Feature, One-Way References, like the name implies, can be used when the content model has only one relation or one direction that the information needs to be served from or connected to.

An example of One-Way Reference could include something like placing a legal footer at the bottom of particular content pieces. The information of the footer can be shared to that content piece, but the content it's attached to does not need to be shared with the footer model. In these cases, One-Way References can help reduce clutter within your Hygraph project and help improve performance.

One-Way References Product Update September 2021