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Configuring a Neo4j GraphDatabaseService via Spring

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Configuring a Neo4j GraphDatabaseService via Spring

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Starting with Neo4j 1.9, the constructors for EmbeddedGraphDatabase and HighlyAvailableGraphDatabase were deprecated. The recommended way to instantiate those from Java is by using factory classes as documented in the reference manual. In the case of HighlyAvailableGraphDatabase, you should use a different factory class called HighlyAvailableGraphDatabaseFactory.

If you’re using Spring for wiring components, or Spring Data Neo4j, then it’s up to the container to build up the GraphDatabaseService class for you. Doing this with factories is a little bit more tricky, but I’ve created two Gists to demonstrate how it's done.

Creating a EmbeddedGraphDatabase

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<beans  xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"
  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xmlns:util="http://www.springframework.org/schema/util"

  xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans-3.0.xsd
  http://www.springframework.org/schema/util http://www.springframework.org/schema/util/spring-util-2.0.xsd">


    <util:map id="config">
       <entry key="enable_remote_shell" value="true"/>
    </util:map>

    <bean id="graphDbFactory" class="org.neo4j.graphdb.factory.GraphDatabaseFactory"/>

    <bean id="graphDbBuilder" factory-bean="graphDbFactory" factory-method="newEmbeddedDatabaseBuilder">
         <constructor-arg value="/tmp/neo4j"/>
    </bean>

    <bean id="graphDbBuilderFinal" factory-bean="graphDbBuilder" factory-method="setConfig">
        <constructor-arg ref="config"/>
    </bean>

    <bean id="graphDatabaseService" factory-bean="graphDbBuilderFinal" factory-method="newGraphDatabase" destroy-method="shutdown" />

</beans>

Creating a HighlyAvailableGraphDatabase

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
 
<beans  xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"
  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xmlns:util="http://www.springframework.org/schema/util"
 
  xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans-3.0.xsd
  http://www.springframework.org/schema/util http://www.springframework.org/schema/util/spring-util-2.0.xsd">
 
 
    <util:map id="config">
       <entry key="ha.server_id" value="1"/>
       <entry key="ha.initial_hosts" value=":5000,:5001,:5002"/>
       <!-- put in more config parameters here, http://docs.neo4j.org/chunked/stable/ha-configuration.html -->
    </util:map>
 
    <bean id="graphDbFactory" class="org.neo4j.graphdb.factory.HighlyAvailableGraphDatabaseFactory"/>
 
    <bean id="graphDbBuilder" factory-bean="graphDbFactory" factory-method="newHighlyAvailableDatabaseBuilder">
         <constructor-arg value="/tmp/neo4j"/>
    </bean>
 
    <bean id="graphDbBuilderFinal" factory-bean="graphDbBuilder" factory-method="setConfig">
        <constructor-arg ref="config"/>
    </bean>
 
    <bean id="graphDatabaseService" factory-bean="graphDbBuilderFinal" factory-method="newGraphDatabase" destroy-method="shutdown" />
 
</beans>




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