Top 5 GraphQL Scalars

Abhi Aiyer
4 min readJun 30, 2018

I’ve recently been taking advantage of building custom scalars to simplify presentational logic across all my API clients. Before I share with you my favorite scalars, let’s talk about what scalars are and what custom scalars can allow you to do.

What are Scalars?

Scalars are another type and represent leaf values of the GraphQL type system. A good way to look at this is through this graph: