PowerBI With Neo4j – How do you build a DataConnector?

By Charlotte

TL;DR; Repo is at: https://github.com/cskardon/Neo4jDataConnectorForPowerBiRelease at: https://github.com/cskardon/Neo4jDataConnectorForPowerBi/releases Looky! Pie Charts! This glorious picture represents the very pinnacle of my PowerBI experience, beforehand I was pulling the data into Excel and charting myself – no longer! Jokes aside, the big news here is that I’ve dramatically improved upon my previous post where I showed how you could…

Better Know APOC #4 : apoc.coll.sort*

By Charlotte

Neo4j.Version 3.3.4 APOC Version 3.3.0.2 If you haven’t already, please have a look at the intro post to this series, it’ll cover stuff which I’m not going to go into on this. OK, ‘apoc.coll’ has 43 (that’s right – 43) functions and procedures, but I’m only going to cover the ‘sort’ ones for this post – why?…

Neo4j with Azure Functions

By Charlotte

Recently, I’ve had a couple of people ask me how to use Neo4j with Azure functions, and well – I’d not done it myself, but now I have – let’s get it done! Login to your Azure Portal Create  a new Resource, and search for ‘function app’: Select ‘Function App’ from the Market Place: Press…

Better Know APOC #3 : apoc.date.parse & format

By Charlotte

  Neo4j.Version 3.0.0 APOC Version 3.3.0.1 If you haven’t already, please have a look at the intro post to this series, it’ll cover stuff which I’m not going to go into on this. Dates! For some reason people keep on wanting to keep track of dates (and indeed times) in their systems. Neo4j for a…

Neo4jClient turns 3.0

By Charlotte

Well, version wise anyhow! This is a pretty big release and is one I’ve been working on for a while now (sorry!). Version 3.0 of the client finally adds support for Bolt. When Neo4j released version 3.0 of their database, they added a new binary protocol called Bolt designed to be faster and easier on…

Better Know APOC #2: apoc.graph.fromDB

By Charlotte

Neo4j.Version 3.0.0 APOC Version 3.3.0.1 If you haven’t already, please have a look at the intro post to this series, it’ll cover stuff which I’m not going to go into on this. Back at the beginning of this series (if you can remember that far!) I talked about using apoc.export.csv.* – and I showed that…

Better Know APOC #1: apoc.export.csv.*

By Charlotte

Neo4j Version 3.3.0 APOC Version 3.3.0.1 If you haven’t already, please have a look at the intro post to this series, it’ll cover stuff which I’m not going to go into on this. We’re going to start with the Export functions – in particular exporting to CSV, mainly as people have asked about it –…

Better Know APOC #0: Introduction

By Charlotte

As all developers in good languages know – arrays and blog series start at 0, not 1 (sorry VB developers) so this is the introductory post to the upcoming series about APOC and it’s procedures etc. What is APOC? APOC stands for Awesome Procedures On Cypher – and is a large collection of community functions…

Excel & Neo4j? Let’s code that! (VSTO edition)

By Charlotte

So you have a new Graph Database, it’s looking snazzy and graphy and all that, but, well – you really want to see it in a tabular format, ‘cos you’ve got this Excel program hanging about, and well – who doesn’t love a bit of tabular data? Obviously there are loads of reasons why you…

Using Neo4j on Windows

By Charlotte

In the old days, Neo4j used to come with an .exe to install/run it, personally I’ve never used it, as it was (in my view) awkward to find all the file locations, so I’ve always used the Zip download. For a while now, you’ve only had the option of the Zip version of Neo4j, so…