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This template allows you to interact with a Neo4j graph database using natural language, leveraging OpenAI's LLM.

Its main function is to convert natural language questions into Cypher queries (the language used to query Neo4j databases), execute these queries, and provide natural language responses based on the query's results.

The package utilizes a full-text index for efficient mapping of text values to database entries, thereby enhancing the generation of accurate Cypher statements.

In the provided example, the full-text index is used to map names of people and movies from the user's query to corresponding database entries.

Environment Setup​

The following environment variables need to be set:


Additionally, if you wish to populate the DB with some example data, you can run python This script will populate the database with sample movie data and create a full-text index named entity, which is used to map person and movies from user input to database values for precise Cypher statement generation.


To use this package, you should first have the LangChain CLI installed:

pip install -U langchain-cli

To create a new LangChain project and install this as the only package, you can do:

langchain app new my-app --package neo4j-cypher-ft

If you want to add this to an existing project, you can just run:

langchain app add neo4j-cypher-ft

And add the following code to your file:

from neo4j_cypher_ft import chain as neo4j_cypher_ft_chain

add_routes(app, neo4j_cypher_ft_chain, path="/neo4j-cypher-ft")

(Optional) Let's now configure LangSmith. LangSmith will help us trace, monitor and debug LangChain applications. You can sign up for LangSmith here. If you don't have access, you can skip this section

export LANGCHAIN_API_KEY=<your-api-key>
export LANGCHAIN_PROJECT=<your-project> # if not specified, defaults to "default"

If you are inside this directory, then you can spin up a LangServe instance directly by:

langchain serve

This will start the FastAPI app with a server running locally at http://localhost:8000

We can see all templates at We can access the playground at

We can access the template from code with:

from langserve.client import RemoteRunnable

runnable = RemoteRunnable("http://localhost:8000/neo4j-cypher-ft")

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