DGraph Go client upsert, returning UID


I am trying to do a conditional upsert using the go client. Basically I want to check for the existence of a node (B), if exists link it to my node (A), if not exists then create it and link it to node (A).

My code:

	query := `{
		   keyUids as var(func: eq(value, "` + someValue + `")) 

	var mutations []*api.Mutation
	mutations = append(mutations, &api.Mutation{
		Cond:    `@if(eq(len(keyUids), 0))`, //key does not already exist
		SetJson: []byte(`{"uid":"` + entityUid + `","hardKeys":{"uid":"_:H", "dgraph.type": "HardKey", "value": "` + someValue  + `}}`),
	mutations = append(mutations, &api.Mutation{
		Cond:    `@if(NOT eq(len(keyUids), 0))`,  //key already exists
		SetNquads: []byte(`<` + entityUid + `> <hardKeys> uid(keyUids) .`), // Link Key to entity
	request := &api.Request{
		Query:     query,
		Mutations: mutations,
		CommitNow: true,

	results, err := dgraphClient.NewTxn().Do(context.Background(), request)
	if err != nil {

This works, but i can’t get hold of node (B)'s uid in the case it already exists. Results.Uids is only populated in my “key does not already exist” scenario. I could alternatively try to access the keyUids variable, but that doesnt seem to be possible, e.g. results.Json is empty. Any ideas how to acheive this?

Many thanks,

remove the var block e.g:
keyUids as q(func: eq(value, " + someValue + ")) { uid }

And so you will have the uid through the query result.

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Thank you! Now i get output in results.JSON. If it helps, the thing that made me do the var block was the conditional upsert example on https://github.com/dgraph-io/dgo. Thanks again!