Using the WebUI AQL Editor – Basics

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The ArangoDB query language (AQL) can be used to retrieve and modify data that is stored in ArangoDB. The AQL editor in the web interface is useful for running ad hoc AQL queries and trying things out.

The editor is split into three parts. The center section allows you to write your query and modify your query bind parameters. At the bottom you can either run the query or explain it, allowing to explain the query and inspect its execution plan. This can be used to check if the query uses indexes, and which. Here more information about optimizing a query. Read more

Web Interface supports AQL Query Explain

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For developers that use the ArangoDB shell arangosh the explain() command and its compact output format is a great resource to check AQL queries. Explain prints the original query, the generated query execution plan, the applied optimizer rules plus the list of indexes that will be used. Jan showed in a blog post how this can look like.

While preparing ArangoDB 2.6 we found some time to add this feature to the Web UI. So now you can check you AQL queries right in the Web-Interface as well. More info

ArangoDB’s Web Interface: A Screencast

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With ArangoDB we ship a nice and useful web interface for administration.
However we have not yet told you in a video what you can do with this interface.

This screencast will give a comprehensive overview over the features offered in the interface.


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