How to invoke AQL
AQL queries can be executed using:
- the web interface,
dbobject (either in arangosh or in a Foxx service)
- or the raw HTTP API.
There are always calls to the server's API under the hood, but the web interface
db object abstract away the low-level communication details and are
thus easier to use.
The ArangoDB Web Interface has a specific tab for AQL queries execution.
You can run AQL queries from the ArangoDB Shell
with the _query and
db object. This chapter
also describes how to use bind parameters, statistics, counting and cursors with
If you are using Foxx, see how to write database queries for examples including tagged template strings.
If you want to run AQL queries from your application via the HTTP REST API, see the full API description at HTTP Interface for AQL Query Cursors.