Following

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Full code example

https://github.com/lens-protocol/api-examples/blob/master/src/follow/following.ts

This query returns all the profiles an Ethereum address is following

API Design

query Following {
  following(request: { 
                address: "0xD020E01C0c90Ab005A01482d34B808874345FD82",
              limit: 10
             }) {
    items {
      profile {
        id
        name
        bio
        attributes {
            displayType
            traitType
            key
            value
        }
        followNftAddress
        metadata
        isDefault
        handle
        picture {
          ... on NftImage {
            contractAddress
            tokenId
            uri
            verified
          }
          ... on MediaSet {
            original {
              url
              width
              height
              mimeType
            }
            medium {
              url
              width
              height
              mimeType
            }
            small {
              url
              width
              height
              mimeType
            }
          }
        }
        coverPicture {
          ... on NftImage {
            contractAddress
            tokenId
            uri
            verified
          }
          ... on MediaSet {
            original {
              url
              width
              height
              mimeType
            }
            small {
              width
              url
              height
              mimeType
            }
            medium {
              url
              width
              height
              mimeType
            }
          }
        }
        ownedBy
        dispatcher {
          address
          canUseRelay
        }
        stats {
          totalFollowers
          totalFollowing
          totalPosts
          totalComments
          totalMirrors
          totalPublications
          totalCollects
        }
        followModule {
          ... on FeeFollowModuleSettings {
            type
            amount {
              asset {
                name
                symbol
                decimals
                address
              }
              value
            }
            recipient
          }
          ... on ProfileFollowModuleSettings {
           type
          }
          ... on RevertFollowModuleSettings {
           type
          }
        }
      }
      totalAmountOfTimesFollowing
    }
    pageInfo {
      prev
      next
      totalCount
    }
  }
}
{
  "data": {
    "following": {
      "items": [
        {
          "profile": {
            "id": "0x09",
            "name": null,
            "bio": null,
            "attributes": [
              {
                "displayType": null,
                "traitType": null,
                "key": "custom_field",
                "value": "yes this is custom"
              }
            ],
            "followNftAddress": null,
            "metadata": "ipfs://QmSfyMcnh1wnJHrAWCBjZHapTS859oNSsuDFiAPPdAHgHP",
            "isDefault": false,
            "handle": "keyboard",
            "picture": null,
            "coverPicture": null,
            "ownedBy": "0xFC88582d42a377cc0055660f86f6FEFe333cCC89",
            "dispatcher": null,
            "stats": {
              "totalFollowers": 10,
              "totalFollowing": 0,
              "totalPosts": 0,
              "totalComments": 0,
              "totalMirrors": 0,
              "totalPublications": 0,
              "totalCollects": 0
            },
            "followModule": null
          },
          "totalAmountOfTimesFollowing": 2
        },
        {
          "profile": {
            "id": "0x032f1a",
            "name": null,
            "bio": null,
            "attributes": [
              {
                "displayType": null,
                "traitType": null,
                "key": "custom_field",
                "value": "yes this is custom"
              }
            ],
            "metadata": "ipfs://QmSfyMcnh1wnJHrAWCBjZHapTS859oNSsuDFiAPPdAHgHP",
            "isDefault": false,
            "handle": "foobar222",
            "picture": null,
            "coverPicture": null,
            "ownedBy": "0xEEA0C1f5ab0159dba749Dc0BAee462E5e293daaF",
            "dispatcher": {
              "address": "0xEEA0C1f5ab0159dba749Dc0BAee462E5e293daaF",
              "canUseRelay": false
            },
            "stats": {
              "totalFollowers": 6,
              "totalFollowing": 3,
              "totalPosts": 9,
              "totalComments": 0,
              "totalMirrors": 1,
              "totalPublications": 10,
              "totalCollects": 3
            },
            "followModule": null
          },
          "totalAmountOfTimesFollowing": 1
        }
      ],
      "pageInfo": {
        "prev": "{\"offset\":0}",
        "next": "{\"offset\":2}",
        "totalCount": 2
      }
    }
  }
}
type Query {
  following(request: FollowingRequest!): PaginatedFollowingResult!
}

You will see the paging result behavior repeated a lot in the API, this is to allow you to fetch a certain amount and then page it for the most optimal request speed. Every time something is wrapped in a paging result you will always get returned a pageInfo which holds the cursors for the previous and next alongside the total count which exists in the database. These cursors are just pointers for the server to get to the next result and do not need to be understood by your client or server. If you ever want to then page to the next result you can pass these previous and next cursor in the request cursor property.


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