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Learning Neo4j by Rik Van Bruggen

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Importing small(ish) datasets

In this section, we will give you a few examples of how you can import small(ish) datasets into Neo4j. Small-ish means comfortably importing anything from a few hundred nodes to a few hundred thousand nodes and relationships and importing larger datasets with considerable patience.

We will present three approaches in this section:

  • Importing using spreadsheets
  • Importing using Neo4j-shell-tools
  • Importing using Load CSV

All of these approaches have specific pros and cons, and it depends on your specific situation to choose your most appropriate option.

Importing data using spreadsheets

Many people work with spreadsheets and are comfortable manipulating their data in this environment. This is why for smaller datasets, this is ...

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