10.1. Import

This chapter covers importing data into Neo4j.

The import tool is used to create a new Neo4j database from data in CSV files.

This chapter explains how to use the tool and format the input data. For in-depth examples of using the import tool, see Section B.4, “Use the Import tool”.

These are some things you will need to keep in mind when creating your input files:

Indexes are not created during the import. Instead, you will need to add indexes afterwards (see Developer Manual → Indexes).

Data cannot be imported into an existing database using this tool. If you want to load small to medium sized CSV files use LOAD CSV (see Developer Manual → LOAD CSV).