How to specify a property from a traversal.


  .[ property ('property_key') ... ]
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 property() step is a sideEffect. When a vertex is added from a traversal g using addV, properties can be added with property(). For a previously created vertex, properties can be added. A previously created vertex label must be specified. Property key-value pairs are specified.


Create a vertex with a vertex label person with the properties personId with value 17and name with value Jamie Oliver:
   property('personId', 17).
   property('name','Jamie Oliver').next()
Add the properties gender with value M and nickname with value jimmy to a person vertex previously created:
g.V().has('person', 'name', 'Jamie Oliver').
   property('gender', 'M').
   property('nickname', 'jimmy')
Add the property withSuppliedId with value 341f9950-997c-11e7-9579-7f50358d3f8d to a person vertex:
// user-supplied property ID
   property('withSuppliedId', 'propValue',, UUID.fromString('341f9950-997c-11e7-9579-7f50358d3f8d'))