Export to GraphML

The export GraphML procedures export data into a format that’s used by other tools like Gephi and CytoScape to read graph data.

All Point or Temporal data types are exported formatted as a String

e.g:

Point 3d

{"crs":"wgs-84-3d","latitude":56.7,"longitude":12.78,"height":100.0}

Point 2d

{"crs":"wgs-84-3d","latitude":56.7,"longitude":12.78,"height":null}

Date

2018-10-10

LocalDateTime

2018-10-10T00:00

Available Procedures

The table below describes the available procedures:

type qualified name signature description

procedure

apoc.export.graphml.all

apoc.export.graphml.all(file :: STRING?, config :: MAP?) :: (file :: STRING?, source :: STRING?, format :: STRING?, nodes :: INTEGER?, relationships :: INTEGER?, properties :: INTEGER?, time :: INTEGER?, rows :: INTEGER?, batchSize :: INTEGER?, batches :: INTEGER?, done :: BOOLEAN?, data :: STRING?)

apoc.export.graphml.all(file,config) - exports whole database as graphml to the provided file

procedure

apoc.export.graphml.data

apoc.export.graphml.data(nodes :: LIST? OF NODE?, rels :: LIST? OF RELATIONSHIP?, file :: STRING?, config :: MAP?) :: (file :: STRING?, source :: STRING?, format :: STRING?, nodes :: INTEGER?, relationships :: INTEGER?, properties :: INTEGER?, time :: INTEGER?, rows :: INTEGER?, batchSize :: INTEGER?, batches :: INTEGER?, done :: BOOLEAN?, data :: STRING?)

apoc.export.graphml.data(nodes,rels,file,config) - exports given nodes and relationships as graphml to the provided file

procedure

apoc.export.graphml.graph

apoc.export.graphml.graph(graph :: MAP?, file :: STRING?, config :: MAP?) :: (file :: STRING?, source :: STRING?, format :: STRING?, nodes :: INTEGER?, relationships :: INTEGER?, properties :: INTEGER?, time :: INTEGER?, rows :: INTEGER?, batchSize :: INTEGER?, batches :: INTEGER?, done :: BOOLEAN?, data :: STRING?)

apoc.export.graphml.graph(graph,file,config) - exports given graph object as graphml to the provided file

procedure

apoc.export.graphml.query

apoc.export.graphml.query(query :: STRING?, file :: STRING?, config :: MAP?) :: (file :: STRING?, source :: STRING?, format :: STRING?, nodes :: INTEGER?, relationships :: INTEGER?, properties :: INTEGER?, time :: INTEGER?, rows :: INTEGER?, batchSize :: INTEGER?, batches :: INTEGER?, done :: BOOLEAN?, data :: STRING?)

apoc.export.graphml.query(query,file,config) - exports nodes and relationships from the cypher statement as graphml to the provided file

The labels exported are ordered alphabetically. The output of labels() function is not sorted, use it in combination with apoc.coll.sort().

Configuration parameters

The procedures support the following config parameters:

Table 1. configuration options
param default description

format

gephi

In export to Graphml script define the export format. Possible value is: "gephi"

caption

It’s an array of string (i.e. ['name','title']) that define an ordered set of properties eligible as value for the Label value, if no match is found the there is a fallback to the node label, if the node label is missing the then the ID is used

useTypes

false

Write the attribute type information to the graphml output

batchSize

20000

define the batch size

delim

","

define the delimiter character (export csv)

arrayDelim

";"

define the delimiter character for arrays (used in the bulk import)

useTypes

false

add type on file header (export csv and graphml export)

storeNodeIds

false

set nodes' ids (import/export graphml)

readLabels

false

read nodes' labels (import/export graphml)

defaultRelationshipType

"RELATED"

set relationship type (import/export graphml)

separateFiles

false

export results in separated file by type (nodes, relationships..)

stream

false

stream the xml directly to the client into the data field

Exporting to a file

By default exporting to the file system is disabled. We can enable it by setting the following property in apoc.conf:

apoc.conf
apoc.export.file.enabled=true

If we try to use any of the export procedures without having first set this property, we’ll get the following error message:

Failed to invoke procedure: Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: Export to files not enabled, please set apoc.export.file.enabled=true in your neo4j.conf

Export files are written to the import directory, which is defined by the dbms.directories.import property. This means that any file path that we provide is relative to this directory. If we try to write to an absolute path, such as /tmp/filename, we’ll get an error message similar to the following one:

Failed to invoke procedure: Caused by: java.io.FileNotFoundException: /path/to/neo4j/import/tmp/fileName (No such file or directory)

We can enable writing to anywhere on the file system by setting the following property in apoc.conf:

apoc.conf
apoc.import.file.use_neo4j_config=false

Neo4j will now be able to write anywhere on the file system, so be sure that this is your intention before setting this property.

Exporting a stream

If we don’t want to export to a file, we can stream results back in the data column instead by passing a file name of null and providing the stream:true config.

Examples

This section includes examples showing how to use the export to Cypher procedures. These examples are based on a movies dataset, which can be imported by running the following Cypher query:

source,cypher]

CREATE (TheMatrix:Movie {title:'The Matrix', released:1999, tagline:'Welcome to the Real World'})
CREATE (Keanu:Person {name:'Keanu Reeves', born:1964})
CREATE (Carrie:Person {name:'Carrie-Anne Moss', born:1967})
CREATE (Laurence:Person {name:'Laurence Fishburne', born:1961})
CREATE (Hugo:Person {name:'Hugo Weaving', born:1960})
CREATE (LillyW:Person {name:'Lilly Wachowski', born:1967})
CREATE (LanaW:Person {name:'Lana Wachowski', born:1965})
CREATE (JoelS:Person {name:'Joel Silver', born:1952})
CREATE
(Keanu)-[:ACTED_IN {roles:['Neo']}]->(TheMatrix),
(Carrie)-[:ACTED_IN {roles:['Trinity']}]->(TheMatrix),
(Laurence)-[:ACTED_IN {roles:['Morpheus']}]->(TheMatrix),
(Hugo)-[:ACTED_IN {roles:['Agent Smith']}]->(TheMatrix),
(LillyW)-[:DIRECTED]->(TheMatrix),
(LanaW)-[:DIRECTED]->(TheMatrix),
(JoelS)-[:PRODUCED]->(TheMatrix);

The Neo4j Browser visualization below shows the imported graph:

play movies
Figure 1. Movies Graph Visualization

Export whole database to GraphML

The apoc.export.graphml.all procedure exports the whole database to a GraphML file or as a stream.

The following query exports the whole database to the file movies.graphml
CALL apoc.export.graphml.all("movies.graphml", {})
Table 2. Results
file source format nodes relationships properties time rows batchSize batches done data

"movies.graphml"

"database: nodes(8), rels(7)"

"graphml"

8

7

21

4

15

-1

0

TRUE

NULL

movies.graphml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<graphml xmlns="http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns/1.0/graphml.xsd">
<key id="born" for="node" attr.name="born"/>
<key id="name" for="node" attr.name="name"/>
<key id="tagline" for="node" attr.name="tagline"/>
<key id="label" for="node" attr.name="label"/>
<key id="title" for="node" attr.name="title"/>
<key id="released" for="node" attr.name="released"/>
<key id="roles" for="edge" attr.name="roles"/>
<key id="label" for="edge" attr.name="label"/>
<graph id="G" edgedefault="directed">
<node id="n188" labels=":Movie"><data key="labels">:Movie</data><data key="title">The Matrix</data><data key="tagline">Welcome to the Real World</data><data key="released">1999</data></node>
<node id="n189" labels=":Person"><data key="labels">:Person</data><data key="born">1964</data><data key="name">Keanu Reeves</data></node>
<node id="n190" labels=":Person"><data key="labels">:Person</data><data key="born">1967</data><data key="name">Carrie-Anne Moss</data></node>
<node id="n191" labels=":Person"><data key="labels">:Person</data><data key="born">1961</data><data key="name">Laurence Fishburne</data></node>
<node id="n192" labels=":Person"><data key="labels">:Person</data><data key="born">1960</data><data key="name">Hugo Weaving</data></node>
<node id="n193" labels=":Person"><data key="labels">:Person</data><data key="born">1967</data><data key="name">Lilly Wachowski</data></node>
<node id="n194" labels=":Person"><data key="labels">:Person</data><data key="born">1965</data><data key="name">Lana Wachowski</data></node>
<node id="n195" labels=":Person"><data key="labels">:Person</data><data key="born">1952</data><data key="name">Joel Silver</data></node>
<edge id="e267" source="n189" target="n188" label="ACTED_IN"><data key="label">ACTED_IN</data><data key="roles">["Neo"]</data></edge>
<edge id="e268" source="n190" target="n188" label="ACTED_IN"><data key="label">ACTED_IN</data><data key="roles">["Trinity"]</data></edge>
<edge id="e269" source="n191" target="n188" label="ACTED_IN"><data key="label">ACTED_IN</data><data key="roles">["Morpheus"]</data></edge>
<edge id="e270" source="n192" target="n188" label="ACTED_IN"><data key="label">ACTED_IN</data><data key="roles">["Agent Smith"]</data></edge>
<edge id="e271" source="n193" target="n188" label="DIRECTED"><data key="label">DIRECTED</data></edge>
<edge id="e272" source="n194" target="n188" label="DIRECTED"><data key="label">DIRECTED</data></edge>
<edge id="e273" source="n195" target="n188" label="PRODUCED"><data key="label">PRODUCED</data></edge>
</graph>
</graphml>
The following query returns a stream of the whole database in the data column
CALL apoc.export.graphml.all(null, {stream:true})
YIELD file, nodes, relationships, properties, data
RETURN file, nodes, relationships, properties, data;
Table 3. Results
file nodes relationships properties data

NULL

8

7

21

"<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>
 <graphml xmlns="\"http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns\""
          xmlns:xsi="\"http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance\""
          xsi:schemaLocation="\"http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns/1.0/graphml.xsd\"">
   <key id="\"born\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"born\""/>
   <key id="\"name\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"name\""/>
   <key id="\"tagline\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"tagline\""/>
   <key id="\"label\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"label\""/>
   <key id="\"title\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"title\""/>
   <key id="\"released\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"released\""/>
   <key id="\"roles\"" for="\"edge\"" attr.name="\"roles\""/>
   <key id="\"label\"" for="\"edge\"" attr.name="\"label\""/>
   <graph id="\"G\"" edgedefault="\"directed\"">
     <node id="\"n188\"" labels="\":Movie\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Movie</data>
       <data key="\"title\"">The Matrix</data>
       <data key="\"tagline\"">Welcome to the Real World</data>
       <data key="\"released\"">1999</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n189\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1964</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Keanu Reeves</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n190\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1967</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Carrie-Anne Moss</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n191\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1961</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Laurence Fishburne</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n192\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1960</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Hugo Weaving</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n193\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1967</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Lilly Wachowski</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n194\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1965</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Lana Wachowski</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n195\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1952</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Joel Silver</data>
     </node>
     <edge id="\"e267\"" source="\"n189\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"ACTED_IN\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">ACTED_IN</data>
       <data key="\"roles\"">[\"Neo\"]</data>
     </edge>
     <edge id="\"e268\"" source="\"n190\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"ACTED_IN\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">ACTED_IN</data>
       <data key="\"roles\"">[\"Trinity\"]</data>
     </edge>
     <edge id="\"e269\"" source="\"n191\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"ACTED_IN\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">ACTED_IN</data>
       <data key="\"roles\"">[\"Morpheus\"]</data>
     </edge>
     <edge id="\"e270\"" source="\"n192\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"ACTED_IN\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">ACTED_IN</data>
       <data key="\"roles\"">[\"Agent Smith\"]</data>
     </edge>
     <edge id="\"e271\"" source="\"n193\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"DIRECTED\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">DIRECTED</data>
     </edge>
     <edge id="\"e272\"" source="\"n194\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"DIRECTED\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">DIRECTED</data>
     </edge>
     <edge id="\"e273\"" source="\"n195\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"PRODUCED\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">PRODUCED</data>
     </edge>
   </graph>
 </graphml>
  "

Export specified nodes and relationships to GraphML

The apoc.export.graphml.data procedure exports the specified nodes and relationships to a CSV file or as a stream.

The following query exports all nodes with the :Person label with a name property that starts with L to the file movies-l.csv
MATCH (person:Person)
WHERE person.name STARTS WITH "L"
WITH collect(person) AS people
CALL apoc.export.graphml.data(people, [], "movies-l.graphml", {})
YIELD file, source, format, nodes, relationships, properties, time, rows, batchSize, batches, done, data
RETURN file, source, format, nodes, relationships, properties, time, rows, batchSize, batches, done, data
Table 4. Results
file source format nodes relationships properties time rows batchSize batches done data

"movies-l.csv"

"data: nodes(3), rels(0)"

"csv"

3

0

6

2

3

20000

1

TRUE

NULL

movies-l.graphml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<graphml xmlns="http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns/1.0/graphml.xsd">
<key id="born" for="node" attr.name="born"/>
<key id="name" for="node" attr.name="name"/>
<key id="label" for="node" attr.name="label"/>
<graph id="G" edgedefault="directed">
<node id="n191" labels=":Person"><data key="labels">:Person</data><data key="born">1961</data><data key="name">Laurence Fishburne</data></node>
<node id="n193" labels=":Person"><data key="labels">:Person</data><data key="born">1967</data><data key="name">Lilly Wachowski</data></node>
<node id="n194" labels=":Person"><data key="labels">:Person</data><data key="born">1965</data><data key="name">Lana Wachowski</data></node>
</graph>
</graphml>
The following query returns a stream of all ACTED_IN relationships and the nodes with Person and Movie labels on either side of that relationship in the data column
MATCH (person:Person)-[actedIn:ACTED_IN]->(movie:Movie)
WITH collect(DISTINCT person) AS people, collect(DISTINCT movie) AS movies, collect(actedIn) AS actedInRels
CALL apoc.export.graphml.data(people + movies, actedInRels, null, {stream: true})
YIELD file, nodes, relationships, properties, data
RETURN file, nodes, relationships, properties, data;
Table 5. Results
file nodes relationships properties data

NULL

5

4

15

"<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>
 <graphml xmlns="\"http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns\""
          xmlns:xsi="\"http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance\""
 xsi:schemaLocation="\"http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns/1.0/graphml.xsd\"">
   <key id="\"born\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"born\""/>
   <key id="\"name\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"name\""/>
   <key id="\"tagline\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"tagline\""/>
   <key id="\"label\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"label\""/>
   <key id="\"title\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"title\""/>
   <key id="\"released\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"released\""/>
   <key id="\"roles\"" for="\"edge\"" attr.name="\"roles\""/>
   <key id="\"label\"" for="\"edge\"" attr.name="\"label\""/>
   <graph id="\"G\"" edgedefault="\"directed\"">
     <node id="\"n188\"" labels="\":Movie\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Movie</data>
       <data key="\"title\"">The Matrix</data>
       <data key="\"tagline\"">Welcome to the Real World</data>
       <data key="\"released\"">1999</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n189\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1964</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Keanu Reeves</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n190\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1967</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Carrie-Anne Moss</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n191\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1961</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Laurence Fishburne</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n192\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1960</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Hugo Weaving</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n193\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1967</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Lilly Wachowski</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n194\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1965</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Lana Wachowski</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n195\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1952</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Joel Silver</data>
     </node>
     <edge id="\"e267\"" source="\"n189\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"ACTED_IN\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">ACTED_IN</data>
       <data key="\"roles\"">[\"Neo\"]</data>
     </edge>
     <edge id="\"e268\"" source="\"n190\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"ACTED_IN\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">ACTED_IN</data>
       <data key="\"roles\"">[\"Trinity\"]</data>
     </edge>
     <edge id="\"e269\"" source="\"n191\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"ACTED_IN\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">ACTED_IN</data>
       <data key="\"roles\"">[\"Morpheus\"]</data>
     </edge>
     <edge id="\"e270\"" source="\"n192\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"ACTED_IN\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">ACTED_IN</data>
       <data key="\"roles\"">[\"Agent Smith\"]</data>
     </edge>
     <edge id="\"e271\"" source="\"n193\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"DIRECTED\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">DIRECTED</data>
     </edge>
     <edge id="\"e272\"" source="\"n194\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"DIRECTED\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">DIRECTED</data>
     </edge>
     <edge id="\"e273\"" source="\"n195\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"PRODUCED\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">PRODUCED</data>
     </edge>
   </graph>
 </graphml>"

Export virtual graph to GraphML

The apoc.export.graphml.graph procedure exports a virtual graph to a CSV file or as a stream.

The examples in this section are based on a virtual graph that contains all PRODUCED relationships and the nodes either side of that relationship. The query below creates a virtual graph and stores it in memory with the name producers.cached using Static Value Storage.

MATCH path = (:Person)-[produced:PRODUCED]->(:Movie)
WITH collect(path) AS paths
CALL apoc.graph.fromPaths(paths, "producers", {})
YIELD graph AS g
CALL apoc.static.set("producers.cached", g)
YIELD value
RETURN value, g
Table 6. Results
value g

NULL

{name: "producers", relationships: , nodes: [(:Person {name: "Joel Silver", born: 1952}), (:Movie {tagline: "Welcome to the Real World", title: "The Matrix", released: 1999})], properties: {}}

The following query exports the virtual graph from static value storage to the file movies-producers.csv
CALL apoc.export.graphml.graph(apoc.static.get("producers.cached"), "movies-producers.graphml", {});
Table 7. Results
file source format nodes relationships properties time rows batchSize batches done data

"movies-producers.graphml"

"graph: nodes(2), rels(1)"

"csv"

2

1

5

2

3

20000

1

TRUE

NULL

movies-producers.graphml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<graphml xmlns="http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns/1.0/graphml.xsd">
<key id="born" for="node" attr.name="born"/>
<key id="name" for="node" attr.name="name"/>
<key id="tagline" for="node" attr.name="tagline"/>
<key id="label" for="node" attr.name="label"/>
<key id="title" for="node" attr.name="title"/>
<key id="released" for="node" attr.name="released"/>
<key id="label" for="edge" attr.name="label"/>
<graph id="G" edgedefault="directed">
<node id="n195" labels=":Person"><data key="labels">:Person</data><data key="born">1952</data><data key="name">Joel Silver</data></node>
<node id="n188" labels=":Movie"><data key="labels">:Movie</data><data key="title">The Matrix</data><data key="tagline">Welcome to the Real World</data><data key="released">1999</data></node>
<edge id="e273" source="n195" target="n188" label="PRODUCED"><data key="label">PRODUCED</data></edge>
</graph>
</graphml>
The following query returns a streams of the virtual graph from static value storage to the data column
CALL apoc.export.graphml.graph(apoc.static.get("producers.cached"), null, {stream: true})
YIELD file, nodes, relationships, properties, data
RETURN file, nodes, relationships, properties, data;
Table 8. Results
file nodes relationships properties data

NULL

2

1

5

"<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>
 <graphml
   xmlns="\"
   http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns\""="http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns\"""
   xmlns:xsi="\"
   http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance\""="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance\"""
   xsi:schemaLocation="\"
   http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns="http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns"
   http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns/1.0/graphml.xsd\""="http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns/1.0/graphml.xsd\""">
   <key id="\" born\""="born\""" for="\" node\""="node\""" attr.name="\"/>
   <key id="\" name\""="name\""" for="\" node\""="node\""" attr.name="\"/>
   <key id="\" tagline\""="tagline\""" for="\" node\""="node\""" attr.name="\"/>
   <key id="\" label\""="label\""" for="\" node\""="node\""" attr.name="\"/>
   <key id="\" title\""="title\""" for="\" node\""="node\""" attr.name="\"/>
   <key id="\" released\""="released\""" for="\" node\""="node\""" attr.name="\"/>
   <key id="\" label\""="label\""" for="\" edge\""="edge\""" attr.name="\"/>
   <graph id="\" G\""="G\""" edgedefault="\" directed\""="directed\""">
     <node id="\" n195\""="n195\""" labels="\" :Person\""=":Person\""">
       <data key="\" labels\""="labels\""">:Person</data>
       <data key="\" born\""="born\""">1952</data>
       <data key="\" name\""="name\""">Joel Silver</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\" n188\""="n188\""" labels="\" :Movie\""=":Movie\""">
       <data key="\" labels\""="labels\""">:Movie</data>
       <data key="\" title\""="title\""">The Matrix</data>
       <data key="\" tagline\""="tagline\""">Welcome to the Real World</data>
       <data key="\" released\""="released\""">1999</data>
     </node>
     <edge id="\" e273\""="e273\""" source="\" n195\""="n195\""" target="\" n188\""="n188\""" label="\" PRODUCED\""="PRODUCED\""">
       <data key="\" label\""="label\""">PRODUCED</data>
     </edge>
   </graph>
 </graphml>
  "

Export results of Cypher query to GraphML

The apoc.export.csv.query procedure exports the results of a Cypher query to a CSV file or as a stream.

The following query exports all DIRECTED relationships and the nodes with Person and Movie labels on either side of that relationship to the file movies-directed.graphml
WITH "MATCH path = (person:Person)-[directed:DIRECTED]->(movie)
      RETURN person, directed, movie" AS query
CALL apoc.export.graphml.query(query, "movies-directed.graphml", {})
YIELD file, source, format, nodes, relationships, properties, time, rows, batchSize, batches, done, data
RETURN file, source, format, nodes, relationships, properties, time, rows, batchSize, batches, done, data;
Table 9. Results
file source format nodes relationships properties time rows batchSize batches done data

"movies-directed.graphml"

"statement: nodes(3), rels(2)"

"graphml"

3

2

7

2

5

-1

0

TRUE

NULL

The contents of movies-directed.csv are shown below:

movies-directed.graphml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<graphml xmlns="http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns/1.0/graphml.xsd">
<key id="born" for="node" attr.name="born"/>
<key id="name" for="node" attr.name="name"/>
<key id="tagline" for="node" attr.name="tagline"/>
<key id="label" for="node" attr.name="label"/>
<key id="title" for="node" attr.name="title"/>
<key id="released" for="node" attr.name="released"/>
<key id="label" for="edge" attr.name="label"/>
<graph id="G" edgedefault="directed">
<node id="n188" labels=":Movie"><data key="labels">:Movie</data><data key="title">The Matrix</data><data key="tagline">Welcome to the Real World</data><data key="released">1999</data></node>
<node id="n193" labels=":Person"><data key="labels">:Person</data><data key="born">1967</data><data key="name">Lilly Wachowski</data></node>
<node id="n194" labels=":Person"><data key="labels">:Person</data><data key="born">1965</data><data key="name">Lana Wachowski</data></node>
<edge id="e271" source="n193" target="n188" label="DIRECTED"><data key="label">DIRECTED</data></edge>
<edge id="e272" source="n194" target="n188" label="DIRECTED"><data key="label">DIRECTED</data></edge>
</graph>
</graphml>
The following query returns a stream of all DIRECTED relationships and the nodes with Person and Movie labels on either side of that relationship
WITH "MATCH path = (person:Person)-[directed:DIRECTED]->(movie)
      RETURN person, directed, movie" AS query
CALL apoc.export.graphml.query(query, null, {stream: true})
YIELD file, nodes, relationships, properties, data
RETURN file, nodes, relationships, properties, data;
Table 10. Results
file nodes relationships properties data

NULL

3

2

7

"<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>
 <graphml xmlns="\"http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns\""
          xmlns:xsi="\"http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance\""
          xsi:schemaLocation="\"http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns http://graphml.graphdrawing.org/xmlns/1.0/graphml.xsd\"">
   <key id="\"born\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"born\""/>
   <key id="\"name\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"name\""/>
   <key id="\"tagline\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"tagline\""/>
   <key id="\"label\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"label\""/>
   <key id="\"title\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"title\""/>
   <key id="\"released\"" for="\"node\"" attr.name="\"released\""/>
   <key id="\"label\"" for="\"edge\"" attr.name="\"label\""/>
   <graph id="\"G\"" edgedefault="\"directed\"">
     <node id="\"n188\"" labels="\":Movie\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Movie</data>
       <data key="\"title\"">The Matrix</data>
       <data key="\"tagline\"">Welcome to the Real World</data>
       <data key="\"released\"">1999</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n193\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1967</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Lilly Wachowski</data>
     </node>
     <node id="\"n194\"" labels="\":Person\"">
       <data key="\"labels\"">:Person</data>
       <data key="\"born\"">1965</data>
       <data key="\"name\"">Lana Wachowski</data>
     </node>
     <edge id="\"e271\"" source="\"n193\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"DIRECTED\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">DIRECTED</data>
     </edge>
     <edge id="\"e272\"" source="\"n194\"" target="\"n188\"" label="\"DIRECTED\"">
       <data key="\"label\"">DIRECTED</data>
     </edge>
   </graph>
 </graphml>
  "