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use 5.010;
use strict;
use warnings;
use utf8;

package Neo4j::Driver::Type::Relationship;
# ABSTRACT: Describes a relationship from a Neo4j graph
$Neo4j::Driver::Type::Relationship::VERSION = '0.19'; # TRIAL

use overload '%{}' => \&_hash, fallback => 1;

sub get {
	my ($self, $property) = @_;
	return $$self->{$property};

sub type {
	my ($self) = @_;
	return $$self->{_meta}->{type};

sub start_id {
	my ($self) = @_;
	return $$self->{_meta}->{start};

sub end_id {
	my ($self) = @_;
	return $$self->{_meta}->{end};

sub properties {
	my ($self) = @_;
	my $properties = { %$$self };
	delete $properties->{_meta};
	return $properties;

sub id {
	my ($self) = @_;
	return $$self->{_meta}->{id};

sub deleted {
	my ($self) = @_;
	return $$self->{_meta}->{deleted};

sub _hash {
	my ($self) = @_;
	warnings::warnif deprecated => "Direct hash access is deprecated; use " . __PACKAGE__ . "->properties()";
	return $$self;

# for experimental Cypher type system customisation only
sub _private {
	my ($self) = @_;
	return $$self;




=encoding UTF-8

=head1 NAME

Neo4j::Driver::Type::Relationship - Describes a relationship from a Neo4j graph

=head1 VERSION

version 0.19


 $q = "MATCH (a:Person)-[k:KNOWS]->(b:Person) RETURN k";
 $rel = $driver->session->run($q)->list->[0]->get('k');
 print 'Person # ', $rel->start_id;
 print ' ', $rel->type;
 print ' person # ', $rel->end_id;
 print ' since ', $rel->properties->{since};


Describes a relationship from a Neo4j graph. A relationship may be a
part of L<records|Neo4j::Driver::Record> returned from Cypher
statement execution. Its description contains the relationship's
properties as well as certain meta data, all accessible by methods
that this class provides.

L<Neo4j::Driver::Type::Relationship> objects are not in a
one-to-one relation with relationships in a Neo4j graph. If the
same Neo4j relationship is fetched multiple times, then multiple
distinct L<Neo4j::Driver::Type::Relationship> objects will be
created by the driver. If your intention is to verify that two
L<Neo4j::Driver::Type::Relationship> objects in Perl describe the
same node in the Neo4j database, you need to compare their

=head1 METHODS

L<Neo4j::Driver::Type::Relationship> implements the following methods.

=head2 get

 $value = $relationship->get('property_key');

Retrieve the value of this relationship's property with the given key.
If no such key exists, return C<undef>.

=head2 id

 $id = $relationship->id;

Return a unique ID for this relationship.

In the Neo4j Driver API, entity IDs are only guaranteed to remain
stable for the duration of the current session. Although in practice
server versions at least up to and including Neo4j 3.5 may appear
to use persistent IDs, your code should not depend upon that.

A relationship with the ID C<0> may exist.
Nodes and relationships do not share the same ID space.

=head2 properties

 $hashref = $relationship->properties;
 $value = $hashref->{property_key};

Return all properties of this relationship as a hash reference.

=head2 start_id

 $id = $relationship->start_id;

Return the ID of the node where this relationship starts.

=head2 end_id

 $id = $relationship->end_id;

Return the ID of the node where this relationship ends.

=head2 type

 $type = $relationship->type;

Return the type of this relationship.


L<Neo4j::Driver::Type::Relationship> implements the following
experimental features. These are subject to unannounced modification
or removal in future versions. Expect your code to break if you
depend upon these features.

=head2 Deletion indicator

 $node_exists = ! $relationship->deleted;

In some circumstances, Cypher statements using C<DELETE> may still
C<RETURN> relationships that were deleted. To help avoid confusion in
such cases, the server sometimes reports whether or not a relationship
was deleted.

This method is experimental because that information is not reliably
available. In particular, there is a known issue with the Neo4j server
(L<#12306|>), and old Neo4j
versions may not report it at all. If unavailable, C<undef> will be
returned by this method.

=head1 BUGS

The value of properties named C<_meta>, C<_relationship>, C<_start>,
C<_end>, or C<_type> may not be returned correctly.

When using HTTP, the C<type> of relationships that are returned as
part of a L<Neo4j::Driver::Type::Path> is unavailable, because that
information is not currently reported by the Neo4j server. C<undef>
is returned instead.

=head1 SEE ALSO


=item * L<Neo4j::Driver>

=item * Equivalent documentation for the official Neo4j drivers:
L<Relationship (Java)|>,
L<Relationship (Python)|>


=head1 AUTHOR

Arne Johannessen <>


This software is Copyright (c) 2016-2021 by Arne Johannessen.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)