36.1. Introduction

Legacy Indexing operations are part of the Neo4j index API.

Each index is tied to a unique, user-specified name (for example "first_name" or "books") and can index either nodes or relationships.

The default index implementation is provided by the neo4j-lucene-index component, which is included in the standard Neo4j download. It can also be downloaded separately from http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/neo4j/neo4j-lucene-index/ . For Maven users, the neo4j-lucene-index component has the coordinates org.neo4j:neo4j-lucene-index and should be used with the same version of org.neo4j:neo4j-kernel. Different versions of the index and kernel components are not compatible in the general case. Both components are included transitively by the org.neo4j:neo4j:pom artifact which makes it simple to keep the versions in sync.

For initial import of data using indexes, see Section 37.2, “Index Batch Insertion”.

[Note]Note

All modifying index operations must be performed inside a transaction, as with any modifying operation in Neo4j.