Getting started with Memgraph Lab
Memgraph Lab is a lightweight and intuitive visual user interface that enables you to:
- visualize graph data using the Orb library
- write and execute Cypher queries
- import and export data
- manage stream connections
- view and optimize query performance
- develop query modules in Python
It was designed to help you with every stage of your learning process and graph development.
If you would like to query a running Memgraph database instance using Memgraph Lab, be sure to:
1. Install Memgraph Platform or Memgraph Lab
We recommend you install Memgraph Platform and get the complete streaming graph application platform that includes MemgraphDB, command-line tool mgconsole, visual user interface Memgraph Lab running within the browser and MAGE - graph algorithms and modules library.
If you already have a running Memgraph database instance, you can install Memgraph Lab as a desktop application on Windows, macOS or Linux.
2. Connect to Memgraph
Connect Memgraph Lab to Memgraph and start experimenting with data and Cypher.
3. Check out Graph Style Script
To give your graphs a bit more pizzazz, dive into the Graph Style Script language and learn how to customize the visual appearance of your graphs to make them truly remarkable.
4. Browse through the Changelog
Want to know what's new in Memgraph Lab? Take a look at Changelog to see a list of new features.
What to do next?
You can also execute queries using Memgraph's command-line tool mgconsole.
Those who are new to querying can head out to our Tutorials or play around on Playground to get a feeling of what is possible to find out from data using graphs. The Cypher manual will give you an overview of clauses and functions to help you write awesome queries.
If you need more magic to enhance your graph power, look into MAGE - Memgraph Advanced Graph Extensions that will provide you with various graph algorithms and modules in the form of query modules.