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Learning Neo4j 3.x - Second Edition by Rik Van Bruggen, Jérôme Baton

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Importing Data into Neo4j

What is a database without data? An empty shell!

There are numerous ways to import data into a Neo4j server. We have already seen the rich GUI approach of typing it in the Neo4j browser using Cypher. Fortunately, as Neo4j is a big data categorized database, there are other ways, such as the following: 

  • Importing CSV data with LOAD CSV
  • Importing from a JSON source
  • Importing from a JDBC source
  • Importing from an XML source

Restoring a backup is also a way but we will leave that for later in the Appendix, Tips and Tricks.

Knowing how to load data will open for you the doors of all the open data that the internet has to offer. It is my opinion that there are combinations of open datasets that would prove to be the base ...

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