Custom DQL not working out side of api explorer

I cant figure out why my Custom DQL queries are not working.

type Query {
  SearchUser(search: String!): [User] @custom(dql: """
		query q($search: string) {
   		    SearchUser(func: match(,$search, 3), first: 3) {
    		        preview: User.preview

When I run the query in the API Explorer everything works.

But if I try to run it from apollo get;

{“errors”:[{“message”:“no query string supplied in request”}]}

query MyQuery($search: String!) {
    SearchUser(search: $search) {

And when I try to fetch it I get: message: “Operations not allowed – [SearchUser]”
even though I don’t have any auth set up

fetch("", {
    method: "POST",
    headers: { "Content-Type": "application/json" },
    body: JSON.stringify({
      query: `query MyQuery {
        SearchUser(search: "badwithawp") {

All my other queries work,
Any suggestions would be great.

What queries do you see available with introspection? Does this custom query show there?

yeah it shows up in the document explorer :

SearchUser(search: String!): [User]

Well turns out lambda function access needed to be turned on.

probs should put that in the docs somewhere…

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