[Neo4j] How to get friends of friends using rest?

Peter Neubauer peter.neubauer at neotechnology.com
Sun Dec 12 21:11:07 CET 2010

Hi Snipe,
Max has been putting out a lot of good examples for the REST API in
his Ruby bindings, look at   https://github.com/maxdemarzi/neography.

In there, you will find for instance


Which I think does exactly what you are trying to do? Not sure right
now what the REST call looks like but I would say something like

POST /node/123/traverse/node

with a body of

  "order": "depth first",
  "uniqueness": "node path",
  "relationships": [
    { "type": "KNOWS", "direction": "out" }
  "return filter": {
    "language": "javascript",
    "name": "position.length == 2"
  "max depth": 2

Does that work? I hope that very soon we are going to move to real
scripting support when it comes to traversals, so you can do them in
JavaScript, JRuby or Gremlin. Until then, the above should be
something you can work with ...


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On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 8:40 PM, snipe <sniipe at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a new user of neo4j and I think it's great:) Unfortunately, I
> have a small problem with using REST. I have already defined nodes and
> relations between them, but I can't get friends of friends (the 2nd
> level of relationship, example: me => jonh => jack; I want to get jack
> and others on this level). How can I do it with prune evaluator and
> return filter? Could you help me? : D Any javascript examples? :)
> Regards,
> snipe
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