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

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Node representing multiple concepts

Another anti-pattern that we have seen being introduced a number of times is that different concerns or concepts are not separated appropriately in a model. In the model represented in the following figure, we are mingling together the country concept, language concept, and currency concept in one node structure:

A rich country

This should be a red flag as it will inevitably present us with problems or limitations at query time. It will be far wiser to split off the concepts into separate country, language, and currency node structures, each with their own characteristics and properties. This is what we ...

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