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Learning Cypher

By : Onofrio Panzarino
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Learning Cypher

By: Onofrio Panzarino

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Our example

In this chapter, as an example, we will migrate a minimal bibliography store. A bibliographic store contains a huge set of publications that can be referenced.

Our example is composed of the following entities:

  • Reference: This can be a book, journal or conference article

  • Publisher: This can be a company, university, organization, or conference from where the article is published.

  • Author: This represents the author of a publication

The following figure shows the E-R diagram of the database:


An in-depth explanation of the E-R diagram would be far beyond the purpose of this book; here we can just say that the purpose of the E-R diagram is to describe a model based on entities and relationships. It shows the following features:

  • Entities: These are the objects that have an independent existence and can be identified uniquely. They are represented in a box.

  • Attributes: These are the values whose existence depends on an entity; an attribute does not make sense alone and must be related...