34.4. User database with legacy index

[Note]Note

Please read Section 34.5, “Managing resources when using long running transactions” on how to properly close ResourceIterators returned from index lookups.

You have a user database, and want to retrieve users by name using the legacy indexing system.

[Tip]Tip

The source code used in this example is found here: EmbeddedNeo4jWithIndexing.java

We have created two helper methods to handle user names and adding users to the database:

private static String idToUserName( final int id )
{
    return "user" + id + "@neo4j.org";
}

private static Node createAndIndexUser( final String username )
{
    Node node = graphDb.createNode();
    node.setProperty( USERNAME_KEY, username );
    nodeIndex.add( node, USERNAME_KEY, username );
    return node;
}

The next step is to start the database server:

graphDb = new GraphDatabaseFactory().newEmbeddedDatabase( DB_PATH );
registerShutdownHook();

It’s time to add the users:

try ( Transaction tx = graphDb.beginTx() )
{
    nodeIndex = graphDb.index().forNodes( "nodes" );
    // Create some users and index their names with the IndexService
    for ( int id = 0; id < 100; id++ )
    {
        createAndIndexUser( idToUserName( id ) );
    }

And here’s how to find a user by Id:

int idToFind = 45;
String userName = idToUserName( idToFind );
Node foundUser = nodeIndex.get( USERNAME_KEY, userName ).getSingle();

System.out.println( "The username of user " + idToFind + " is "
    + foundUser.getProperty( USERNAME_KEY ) );