DataStax Graph data types

Describes the DataStax Graph data types.

DataStax Graph (DSG) uses Apache Cassandra CQL data types. For search indexes, see the relationship between DSG and Solr data types.

Table 1. DSE Graph Data Types
DSE Graph Data Type Description addV/addE example
Ascii ASCII value property('ascii_code', 'ascii')
Bigint 64-bit signed long property('big_number', 23L)
Blob Arbitrary bytes (no validation), expressed as base64 strings property('blob_thing', [3, 4] as ByteBuffer)
Boolean True or false property('alive', true)
Date Date, in the format of '1940' or '1940-01-01'. property('review_date', '2010-10-02' as LocalDate)
Decimal Variable-precision decimal
Note: When dealing with currency, DataStax recommends a currency class that serializes to and from an int or use of the decimal data type.
property('book_price', 2.57)
Double 64-bit IEEE-754 floating point property('stars', 2.4d)
Duration Time duration in milliseconds property('until', 'PT10H' as Duration)
Float 32-bit IEEE-754 floating point property('precise', 8.9f)
Inet IP address string in IPv4 or IPv6 format, used by the python-cql driver and CQL native protocols property('website_ip', '' as InetAddress) or property('website_ip', '2001:4860:4860:8888' as InetAddress)
Int 32-bit signed integer property('age', 38)
Linestring Used for geospatial linestrings

property('road', [1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3] as LineString)


property('road', ['LINESTRING (30 10, 10 20, 40 40)' as LineString)

Point Used for geospatial; note that this corresponds to longitude/latitude, in that order, for mapping geospatial points.

property('coordinates', [1.1, 2.2] as Point)


property('coordinates', ['POINT (30 10)' as Point)

Polygon Used for geospatial and Cartesian polygons (double .... points)

property('block', [1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 0.9, 0.9, 1.1, 1.1] as Polygon)


property('block', ['POLYGON ((30 10, 10 20, 40 40, 20 40, 10 20)' as Polygon)

Smallint 2 byte integer property('age', 37 as short)
Text String or UTF-8 encoded string property('name', 'Jimmie Olsen')
Time Time in the format of '10:00:00' or '10:00'. property('time', '10:15:30' as LocalTime)
Timestamp Date, or date plus time, encoded as 8 bytes since epoch. The timestamp data type must be specified as a valid DSE database timestamp:
johnDoe.addEdge('rated', beefBourguignon, 
  'timestamp', '2014-01-01T00:00:00.00Z', 
  'stars', 5, 
  'comment', 'Pretty tasty!')
property('meal_date', '2009-10-23T10:15:30.00Z' as Instant)
Timeuuid A Time UUID property('timehack', UUIDs.timeBased())
Tinyint property('number', 34 as byte)
Uuid A UUID in standard UUID format or timeuuid format property('person_id', 'bb6d7af7-f674-4de7-8b4c-c0fdcdaa5cca' as UUID)
Varchar Arbitrary string property('name', 'Rosie Riveter')
Varint Arbitrary-precision integer property('number', 1000)
List Ordered list collection property('list', [1, 2, 3])
Set Unordered list collection property('set', [1, 2, 3] as Set)
Map Key-value pairs collection property('map', [k1:'v2', k2:v2])
Tuple Defined tuple property('tuple', [1, 2, 'mary'] as Tuple)
User-defined type (UDT) User-defined type property('udt', [address:'add1', address:'add2', zipcode: 12345] as address)