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Address and Etag of an Edge

All documents in ArangoDB have a document handle. This handle uniquely identifies a document. Any document can be retrieved using its unique URI:

http://server:port/_api/document/<document-handle>

Edges are a special variation of documents. To access an edge use the same URL format as for a document:

http://server:port/_api/document/<document-handle>

For example, assumed that the document handle, which is stored in the _id attribute of the edge, is demo/362549736, then the URL of that edge is:

http://localhost:8529/_api/document/demo/362549736

The above URL scheme does not specify a database name explicitly, so the default database will be used. To explicitly specify the database context, use the following URL schema:

http://server:port/_db/<database-name>/_api/document/<document-handle>

Example:

http://localhost:8529/_db/mydb/_api/document/demo/362549736

Note: that the following examples use the short URL format for brevity.