Using Neo4j Bloom with a graph catalog


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


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,

Hi @clemens.anzmann,

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

Many thanks,