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Building Web Applications with Python and Neo4j by Sumit Gupta

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Using the Neo4j shell

The Neo4j shell is a powerful interactive shell for interacting with the Neo4j database. It is used for performing the CRUD operations on graphs.

The Neo4j shell can be executed locally (on the same machine on which we have installed the Neo4j server) or remotely (by connecting the Neo4j shell to a remote sever).

By default, the Neo4j shell (<$NEO4J_HOME>/bin/neo4j-shell) can be executed on the same machine on which the Neo4j server is installed, but the following configuration changes are required in <$NEO4J_HOME>/conf/neo4j.properties to enable the connectivity of the Neo4j database from the remote machines:

  • remote_shell_enabled=true: This configuration enables the property
  • remote_shell_host=127.0.0.1: This configuration enables ...

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