A form is a special type of report that lets users run predefined, parameterized queries. A single form can consist of:

When creating a form, you write the Cypher query that is called when the submit button is clicked. This query can then use the parameters specified as input. The image below provides an example of a form. On the left, the settings used to define the form, on the right, the final form as visible to the user.

Complex Form


Simple Button

A form without parameters is a button that runs a specified query. One or more buttons can be used to perform simple operations in the graph. Below is an example of a simple button form. On submitting, the following query is executed:

MERGE (c:Counter)
SET c.count = c.count+1
Button Form

A Parameter and a Button

To create a form with dynamic input, use both a parameter and a button. Below is an example of a form that deletes nodes from the graph. On submit, the following query is executed:

MATCH (p:Person)
WHERE = $neodash_person_name
Simple Form

Parameters Only

By hiding the submit button, a form can also be used as a space-efficient way to embed multiple parameter selectors. Disable Has Submit Button in the report’s advanced settings, and add two or more parameter selectors to the form.

Parameter-only Form

Advanced Settings

Name Type Default Value Description

Form Button Text



Text displayed on the button that submits the form.

Reset Button Text


Reset Form

Text displayed on the button that resets the form to data entry mode.

Confirmation Message

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Form submitted.

Text displayed to the user after the form is submitted successfully.

Clear parameters after submit



Clears all dashboard parameters in the form after submitting.

Has Submit Button



When enabled, lets the user submit the form with a button. Disabling turns the form into parameters-only mode.

Has Reset Button



When enabled, lets the user reset the form to enter more data.

Has Submit Message



When enabled, the user to a seperate screen after submitting the form. Else, always stay in data-entry mode.

Report Description

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When specified, adds another button the report header that opens a pop-up. This pop-up contains the rendered markdown from this setting.