DatabasesΒΆ

ArangoDB server can have an arbitrary number of databases. Each database has its own set of collections and graphs. There is a special database named _system, which cannot be dropped and provides operations for managing users, permissions and other databases. Most of the operations can only be executed by admin users. See Users and Permissions for more information.

Example:

from arango import ArangoClient

# Initialize the ArangoDB client.
client = ArangoClient(protocol='http', host='localhost', port=8529)

# Connect to "_system" database as root user.
# This returns an API wrapper for "_system" database.
sys_db = client.db('_system', username='root', password='passwd')

# List all databases.
sys_db.databases()

# Create a new database named "test" if it does not exist.
# Only root user has access to it at time of its creation.
if not sys_db.has_database('test'):
    sys_db.create_database('test')

# Delete the database.
sys_db.delete_database('test')

# Create a new database named "test" along with a new set of users.
# Only "jane", "john", "jake" and root user have access to it.
if not sys_db.has_database('test'):
    sys_db.create_database(
        name='test',
        users=[
            {'username': 'jane', 'password': 'foo', 'active': True},
            {'username': 'john', 'password': 'bar', 'active': True},
            {'username': 'jake', 'password': 'baz', 'active': True},
        ],
    )

# Connect to the new "test" database as user "jane".
db = client.db('test', username='jane', password='foo')

# Make sure that user "jane" has read and write permissions.
sys_db.update_permission(username='jane', permission='rw', database='test')

# Retrieve various database and server information.
db.name
db.username
db.version()
db.status()
db.details()
db.collections()
db.graphs()
db.engine()

# Delete the database. Note that the new users will remain.
sys_db.delete_database('test')

See ArangoClient and StandardDatabase for API specification.