3.3.3. START

Find starting points through explicit indexes.

The START clause was removed in Cypher 3.2, and the recommendation is to use MATCH instead (see Section 3.3.1, “MATCH”). However, if the use of explicit indexes is required, a series of built-in procedures allows these to be managed and used. These procedures offer the same functionality as the START clause. In addition, queries using these procedures may exhibit superior execution performance over queries using START owing to the use of the cost planner and newer Cypher 3.2 compiler.

Using the START clause explicitly in a query will cause the query to fall back to using Cypher 3.1.