Using Neo4j Bloom with a graph catalog

Hi,

can I access to a named graph in the graph catalog via Neo4j Bloom?

Thanks,
Danny

Hey Danny,

The short answer is no, you cannot.

Bloom is accessing your underlying graph database to create its perspectives/visualizations while the format of a graph in the graph catalog is totally different and optimized for speedy computations on graph algorithms and models. I would think of your main database as the bridge between the two tools.

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Hi Sean,

thanks for the answer.
I know that the Graph Catalog stores the graph in a compressed variant. Nevertheless, I would find the idea charming in itself, to be able to visually test one's theses from the GDS with the projected graphs.

Greetings, Danny

Hi @danny.hoetzel,

I'm not too familiar with GDS and not sure if this is a feasible workaround, but I imagine it should be possible to export your subgraph to a new database using the gds.graph.export procedure and then starting and connecting Bloom to this database.

I hope this is helpful, please let me know if you have questions or comments!

Many thanks,
Clemens

Hi @clemens.anzmann,

Yes the gds.graph.export function is a way to work with it.

Many thanks,
Danny