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Property Reference

You can refer a vertex or edge's property in WHERE or YIELD syntax.

Reference From Vertex

For Source Vertex


where symbol $^ is used to get a source vertex's property, tag_name indicates the source vertex's tag, and prop_name specifies the property name.

For Destination Vertex


Symbol $$ indicates the ending vertex, tag_name and prop_name are the vertex's tag and property respectively.


nebula> GO FROM 100 OVER follow YIELD $^ AS startName, $$.player.age AS endAge;

Use the above query to get the source vertex's property name and ending vertex's property age.

Reference From Edge

For Property

You can use the following syntax to get an edge's property.


edge_type is the edge's type, meanwhile edge_prop is the property.

For example,

nebula> GO FROM 100 OVER follow YIELD;

For Built-in Properties

There are four built-in properties in the edge:

  • _src: source vertex ID of the edge
  • _dst: destination ID of the edge
  • _type: edge type
  • _rank: the edge's rank

You can use _src and _dst to get the starting and ending vertices' ID, and they are very commonly used to show a graph path.

For example,

nebula> GO FROM 100 OVER follow YIELD follow._src, follow._dst, follow._type, follow._rank;
| follow._src | follow._dst | follow._type | follow._rank |
| 100         | 101         | 26           | 0            |
| 100         | 102         | 26           | 0            |
| 100         | 106         | 26           | 0            |

This statement returns all the neighbors of vertex 100 over edge type follow, by referencing follow._src as the starting vertex ID (which, of course, is 100) and follow._dst as the ending vertex ID.

Last update: April 8, 2021