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AQL with ArangoDB Web Interface

In the ArangoDB Web Interface the AQL Editor tab allows to execute ad-hoc AQL queries.

Type in a query in the main box and execute it by pressing the Execute button. The query result will be shown in another tab. The editor provides a few example queries that can be used as templates.

It also provides a feature to explain a query and inspect its execution plan (with the Explain button).

Bind parameters can be defined in the right-hand side pane. The format is the same as used for bind parameters in the HTTP REST API and in (JavaScript) application code.

Here is an example:

FOR doc IN @@collection
  FILTER CONTAINS(LOWER(doc.author), @search, false)
  RETURN { "name": doc.name, "descr": doc.description, "author": doc.author }

Bind parameters (table view mode):

Key Value
@collection _apps
search arango

Bind parameters (JSON view mode):

{
    "@collection": "_apps",
    "search": "arango"
}

How bind parameters work can be found in AQL Fundamentals.

Queries can also be saved in the AQL editor along with their bind parameter values for later reuse. This data is stored in the user profile in the current database (in the _users system table).

Also see the detailed description of the Web Interface.