ArangoDB v3.11 is under development and not released yet.

This documentation is not final and potentially incomplete.


Spring Data ArangoDB includes several ApplicationEvent events that your application can respond to by registering subclasses of AbstractArangoEventListener in the ApplicationContext.

The following callback methods are present in AbstractArangoEventListener:

  • onAfterLoad: Called in ArangoTemplate#find and ArangoTemplate#query after the object is loaded from the database.
  • onBeforeSave: Called in ArangoTemplate#insert/#update/#replace before the object is converted and send to the database.
  • onAfterSave: Called in ArangoTemplate#insert/#update/#replace after the object is send to the database.
  • onBeforeDelete: Called in ArangoTemplate#delete before the object is converted and send to the database.
  • onAfterDelete: Called in ArangoTemplate#delete after the object is deleted from the database.



public class BeforePersonSavedListener extends AbstractArangoEventListener<Person> {

  public void onBeforeSave(BeforeSaveEvent<Person> event) {
    // do some logging or data manipulation


To register the listener add @ComponentScan with the package of your listener to your configuration class.

public class MyConfiguration implements ArangoConfiguration {