Parsing AQL queries
ArangoDB provides an HTTP REST API for parsing and thus statically validating queries.
A query can also be parsed from the ArangoShell using
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
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 doc.foo == @bar RETURN doc"); stmt.parse();