Cypher Query Language: Basic Reads & Writes with Cypher

Cypher 9    |    Beginner
  • 8 videos | 1h 4m 50s
  • Includes Assessment
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This course introduces you to the breadth of operations which can be performed using the Cypher query language to add, modify, and delete nodes and relationships. Kick things off with queries that create multiple nodes and relationships in a single operation. Move on to MATCH queries where you search for relationships based on a variety of different patterns. Then, delve into the OPTIONAL MATCH clause to search based on partial pattern matches. Next, discover how to update operations where node properties are created, changed, or removed. Explore the MERGE clause in the Cypher language. This clause is similar to the CREATE clause but has a few notable differences that make it the better choice in many scenarios. Finally, learn how nodes and relationships in Neo4j can be removed and some of the rules around such operations. After completing this course you'll be able to add, modify, and delete nodes and relationships in a Neo4j database using the Cypher query language.


  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Execute queries involving the creation of multiple neo4j elements
    Use the match clause in a cypher query to search for different types of patterns in relationships
    Apply a variety of match and optional match operations when searching for patterns
  • Use the set and remove clauses in a cypher query in order to update nodes
    Recognize the use cases of the merge clause of a cypher query
    Remove unwanted nodes and relationships in a neo4j graph
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course


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    3.  Matching Relationship Patterns
    12m 30s
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    4.  Exploring MATCH Operations
    12m 41s
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    5.  Updating Nodes with SET and REMOVE
    7m 4s
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    6.  Avoiding Duplication with MERGE
    8m 59s
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    7.  Deleting Nodes and Relationships
    6m 24s
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    8.  Course Summary
    2m 31s


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