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], and there is no overflow in int64-based calculation. Integer constants support multiple formats:

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


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"'. Embedding escape sequences are supported within strings, for example:

1. "\n\t\r\b\f" 1. "\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
  • 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())