How to execute AQL queries
AQL queries can be invoked in the following ways:
- Via the web interface
- Using the
- Via the raw REST HTTP API
There are always calls to the server’s HTTP 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 section for QUERIES.
You can run AQL queries from the ArangoDB Shell
methods of the
db object. This chapter
also describes how to use bind parameters, statistics, counting, and cursors with
If you use Foxx microservices, 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 queries.