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Parsing AQL queries

Clients can check if given AQL queries are syntactically valid using an HTTP API or JavaScript API

ArangoDB provides an HTTP REST API for parsing and thus statically validating queries.

A query can also be parsed from the ArangoShell using ArangoStatement’s parse method. The parse method will throw an exception if the query is syntactically invalid. Otherwise, it will return the some information about the query.

The return value is an object with the collection names used in the query listed in the collections attribute, and all bind parameters listed in the bindVars attribute. Additionally, the internal representation of the query, the query’s abstract syntax tree, will be returned in the AST attribute of the result. Please note that the abstract syntax tree will be returned without any optimizations applied to it.

var stmt = db._createStatement(
  "FOR doc IN @@collection FILTER == @bar RETURN doc");
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