apoc.export.xls.query

Procedure APOC Full

apoc.export.xls.query(query,file,{config,…​,params:{params}}) - exports results from the cypher statement as xls to the provided file

Signature

apoc.export.xls.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?)

Input parameters

Name Type Default

query

STRING?

null

file

STRING?

null

config

MAP?

null

Output parameters

Name Type

file

STRING?

source

STRING?

format

STRING?

nodes

INTEGER?

relationships

INTEGER?

properties

INTEGER?

time

INTEGER?

rows

INTEGER?

batchSize

INTEGER?

batches

INTEGER?

done

BOOLEAN?

data

STRING?

Install Dependencies

The XLS procedures have dependencies on libraries that are not included in the APOC Library.

These dependencies are included in apoc-xls-dependencies-4.1.0.6.jar, which can be downloaded from the releases page. Once that file is downloaded, it should be placed in the plugins directory and the Neo4j Server restarted.

Usage Examples

The examples in this section are based on the following sample graph:

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

The apoc.export.xls.query procedure exports the results of a Cypher query to a XLS file.

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.csv:

WITH "MATCH path = (person:Person)-[:DIRECTED]->(movie)
      RETURN person.name AS name, person.born AS born,
             movie.title AS title, movie.tagline AS tagline, movie.released AS released" AS query
CALL apoc.export.xls.query(query, "movies-directed.xls", {})
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 1. Results
file source format nodes relationships properties time rows batchSize batches done data

"movies-directed.xls"

"statement: cols(5)"

"xls"

0

0

0

12

0

20000

1

TRUE

NULL

movies-directed.xls contains one sheet with the name Sheet0.

We can query the contents of this sheet using apoc.load.xls. Let’s have a look at a couple of the sheets:

CALL apoc.load.xls("file://movies-directed.xls", "Sheet0");
Table 2. Results
lineNo list map

0

["Lilly Wachowski", 1967, "The Matrix", "Welcome to the Real World", 1999]

{name: "Lilly Wachowski", tagline: "Welcome to the Real World", title: "The Matrix", released: 1999, born: 1967}

1

["Lana Wachowski", 1965, "The Matrix", "Welcome to the Real World", 1999]

{name: "Lana Wachowski", tagline: "Welcome to the Real World", title: "The Matrix", released: 1999, born: 1965}