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Data Types

The built-in data types supported by Nebula Graph are as follows:

Numeric Types


An integer is declared with keyword int , which is 64-bit signed, the range is [-9223372036854775808, 9223372036854775807]. Integer constants support multiple formats:

  1. Decimal, for example 123456
  2. Hexadecimal, for example 0xdeadbeaf
  3. Octal, for example 01234567

Double Floating Point

Double floating point data type is used for storing double precision floating point values. Keyword used for double floating point data type is double. There are no upper and lower ranges.


A boolean data type is declared with the bool keyword and can only take the values true or false.


The string type is used to store a sequence of characters (text). The literal constant is a sequence of characters of any length surrounded by double or single quotes. Line breaks are not allowed in a string. For example "Shaquile O'Neal",'"This is a double-quoted literal string"'. Embedded escape sequences are supported within strings, for example:

  • "\n\t\r\b\f"
  • "\110ello world"


  • The supported range of timestamp type is '1970-01-01 00:00:01' UTC to '2262-04-11 23:47:16' UTC
  • Timestamp is measured in units of seconds
  • Supported data inserting methods
    • call function now()
    • Time string, for example: "2019-10-01 10:00:00"
    • Input the timestamp directly, namely the number of seconds from 1970-01-01 00:00:00
  • When the inserted timestamp is string, Nebula Graph converts TIMESTAMP values from the current time zone to UTC for storage, and back from UTC to the current time zone for retrieval
  • The underlying storage data type is: int64


Create a tag named school

nebula> CREATE TAG school(name string , create_time timestamp);

Insert a vertex named "stanford" with the foundation date "1885-10-01 08:00:00"

nebula> INSERT VERTEX school(name, create_time) VALUES hash("new"):("new", "1985-10-01 08:00:00")

Insert a vertex named "dut" with the foundation date now

nebula> INSERT VERTEX school(name, create_time) VALUES hash("dut"):("dut", now())

Last update: April 8, 2021