Creating a datetime native type with spring-data-neo4

I'm trying to create a neo4j native datetime type (https://neo4j.com/docs/cypher-manual/current/syntax/temporal/) with spring data neo4j. I have a rest controller which takes an object as parameter, this object is then directly saved to neo4j.
I skip the rest controller, I'll give later the implementation of the object.
I'm using

	<parent>
		<groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId>
		<artifactId>spring-boot-starter-parent</artifactId>
		<version>2.2.0.RELEASE</version>
	</parent>

and all packages with <groupId>org.neo4j</groupId> use version 3.2.2.

I'm using the following pieces of forum and documentation :



https://neo4j.com/docs/driver-manual/1.7/cypher-values/?_ga=2.236950084.435444601.1573035569-690134768.1568293109#driver-neo4j-type-system

Based on this, I wrote an object and a no op converter:
MyObject:

public class MyObject{
    @Convert(NoOpZonedDateTimeConversion.class)
    private ZonedDateTime testDate;
// + getter and setter
}

NoOpZonedDateTimeConversion :

public class NoOpZonedDateTimeConversion implements AttributeConverter<LocalDateTime, LocalDateTime> {
  @Override
  public LocalDateTime toGraphProperty(LocalDateTime value) {
    return value;
  }

  @Override
  public LocalDateTime toEntityAttribute(LocalDateTime value) {
    return value;
  }
}

This registers a string in my database (neo 3.5.5-enterprise).
I tried a few converters with various native java date type, I tried without converter, simple question : is it suppose to work or am I missing something ?

You have to opt-in to enable the native type support. More details in this great blog post (section Native types support) written by @michael.simons.
The key ingredient is to add (assuming you are using bolt protocol) the native type support dependency

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.neo4j</groupId>
    <artifactId>neo4j-ogm-bolt-native-types</artifactId>
    <version>3.2.2</version>
    <scope>runtime</scope>
</dependency>

and enable it either via ogm.properties,

use-native-types=true

the Configuration definition

Configuration configuration = new Configuration.Builder()
        .uri("bolt://neo4j:password@localhost")
        .useNativeTypes()
        .build()

or if you are using Spring Boot for your application you can do this (starting from Spring Boot 2.2) via the application.properties.

spring.data.neo4j.use-native-types=true

Thanks for the help, so far I did not succeed to register a ZonedDateTime native java object in the database as a neo4j DateTime.
I'm using spring boot and I enabled native types in my application.yml. I also added the maven dependancy neo4j-ogm-bolt-native-types.

My NodeEntity has a ZonedateTime private parameter with accessors.
I'm posting a json with this date : "1996-10-15T00:05:32.000Z" and I end up with 1996-10-15T00:05:32[UTC] in the database. I suspect that it might also be a problem with spring boot deserialization of java date types, I'll have to investigate but that will be for another time I'm afraid.

Thanks for the help :)