I would definitely have started this paragraph with One more thing; but there is more than one. Here are a few points I would have liked to know when I started using Cypher.
When a syntax error arises, as it happens to the best of us, sometimes the error message can be improved:
- Check whether all nodes are closed; it's easy to miss a closing parenthesis just after a closing curly bracket
- The semicolon before the name of a relation is mandatory (so far, I'm lobbying against this)
Check what you return, because the graph view in the browser will show you a view of your results. This is why you get relations when you only return a few nodes. The neighbors (nodes connected) are displayed up to the maximum count of ...