Repeat a step for the specified number of times.


times( integer )
Table 1. Legend
Syntax conventions Description
Lowercase and uppercase Literal keyword. Includes ().
Italics Variable value. Replace with a user-defined value.
[] Optional. Square brackets ( [] ) surround optional command arguments. Do not type the square brackets.
{} Group. Braces ( {} ) identify a group to choose from. Do not type the braces.
| Or. A vertical bar ( | ) separates alternative elements. Type any one of the elements. Do not type the vertical bar.
... Repeatable. An ellipsis ( ... ) indicates that you can repeat the syntax element as often as required.


The times() step is a step modulator, a helper step for another traversal step. Its main use is to repeat a repeat() step for the specified number of times.


An example that repeats through all the outgoing knows adjacent vertices of John Doe three times:
g.V().hasLabel('person','name','John Doe').