entcpkg example

An example of using entc (ent codegen) as package rather than an executable.

In this example, we have a file named entc.go under the ./ent directory, that holds the configuration for the codegen:

// +build ignore

package main

import (


func main() {
	// A usage for custom templates with external functions.
	// One template is defined in the option below, and the
	// second template is provided with the `Templates` field.
	opts := []entc.Option{
		entc.Funcs(template.FuncMap{"title": strings.ToTitle}),
	err := entc.Generate("./schema", &gen.Config{
		Header: `
			// Copyright 2019-present Facebook Inc. All rights reserved.
			// This source code is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license found
			// in the LICENSE file in the root directory of this source tree.

			// Code generated by entc, DO NOT EDIT.
		Templates: []*template.Template{
	}, opts...)
	if err != nil {
		log.Fatal("running ent codegen:", err)

As you can see, the file is tagged with // +build ignore in order to not include it in the ent package. In order to run the codegen, run the file itself (using go run) or run go generate ./ent. The generate.go file holds the go run command:

package ent

//go:generate go run entc.go

The generate.go file is preferred if you have many generate pragmas in your project.

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