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Into the Matrix with Neo4j: 4 - The Neo4j Browser

Category: Data
Last Modified: May 2 2017
Oct 29 2014

In my investigation of the Neo4j database I will now turn my attention to the Neo4j browser.  

Once Neo4j is installed there will be a small executable that can be used to start the Neo4j database server.

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You can choose a location where the database is stored by clicking on the Browse button.  Once you have chosen a location click Start to start the service.

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Once you start the service you will see a link to the Neo4j browser (http://localhost:7474/).  Click this link to launch the Neo4j browser.

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The Neo4j browser is quite a powerful tool.  Not only does it provide a UI for you to interact with the database but includes a number of tutorials and helpful guides.

When you click on the icon at the top of the left bar you will get basic information about the database.

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When you click on the second icon you will get a list of saved scripts

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Scripts can be saved by clicking on the star button in the command window.

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The bottom icon on the left hand bar shows  a list of guides and tutorials that are available to help you learn Neo4j.

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Most of the links will open a “card” in the main panel of the browser.

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That’s an overview of the Neo4j browser.  In my next blog I will load up a database with some data and start to work with Neo4j and Cypher – its query language.

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