Issue with local-only fields

Hi guys,

I’m struggling right now with “local-only fields”.

I followed every single step of the documentation (multiple times) and still run always in the same issue: “Found @client directives in a query but no ApolloClient resolvers were specified. This means ApolloClient local resolver handling has been disabled, and @client directives will be passed through to your link chain.

I’m using @apollo/client 3.3.21.
From my understanding it should work with only a typePolicy in the InMemoryCache settings.

My code:

const cache = new InMemoryCache({
    typePolicies: {
      Thing: {
        fields: {
          clientState: {
            read() {
              return 'myStaticState'
  const apolloClient = new ApolloClient({

On Stackoverflow everything is about to add empty resolvers to the ApolloClient. I’ve tried this an did not work, but also shouldn’t be necessary in the v3 version.

What I’m missing?


@dominix interesting; you shouldn’t see that error message with 3.3.21. Can you share the output of running npx envinfo@latest --preset apollo --clipboard in the root of your application?

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I found the problem thanks to your help!

Because the output was that one:

    OS: Windows 10 10.0.19042
    Node: 14.17.1 - C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.EXE
    Yarn: 1.22.10 - ~\dev\vsm\node_modules\.bin\yarn.CMD
    npm: 6.14.13 - C:\Program Files\nodejs\npm.CMD
    Chrome: 91.0.4472.124
    Edge: Spartan (44.19041.1023.0), Chromium (91.0.864.67)
    mock-apollo-client: ^1.1.0 => 1.1.0

So I was confused why @apollo/client is not showing in there.
I’ve looked into my yarn.lock file an found the version 3.3.21 in there (as mentioned in my initial post).
But after some more investigations I also found the old apollo-client@^2.6.10 in there.
Long story short, I’m using the nuxt module, which is using vue-apollo 3.0.4, and vue-apollo has both the old and the new apollo client as a dependency. But the old one as a peer dependency and the new one as a devDependency. Confusing stuff, but explains my issue.

So I guess I try to remove the nuxt apollo module and switch to the latest vue-apollo.

Again thanks @hwillson !


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