ArangoDB v3.1 reached End of Life (EOL) and is no longer supported.
This documentation is outdated. Please see the most recent version here: Latest Manual
Features listed in this section should no longer be used, because they are considered obsolete and may get removed in a future release. They are currently kept for backward compatibility. There are usually better alternatives to replace the old features with:
Simple Queries: Ideomatic interface in arangosh to perform trivial queries. They are superseded by AQL queries, which can also be run in arangosh. AQL is a language on its own and way more powerful than Simple Queries could ever be. In fact, the (still supported) Simple Queries are translated internally to AQL, then the AQL query is optimized and run against the database in recent versions, because of better performance and reduced maintenance complexity.