Getting Started

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Introduction

In this guide, you will learn how to create a GraphDB repository, import a small simple dataset, and query the database to find the imported statements.

Getting started

To run the GraphDB Workbench as a standalone server, unzip the distribution zip file and execute the startup.sh/.bat script.

This will start the workbench web application. You can find it at http://localhost:8080. You will be greeted by the index page, which will show the version information about the workbench along with some information about your license:

the next step is step would be to create a new graphdb repository. For this go to Admin -> Repositories

and create/connect to a location. Click on the Add Location button and fill the input with a directory of your choice. You should see something like this(depending on the directory that you chose)

By default for each location you get a SYSTEM repository which keeps repository information, so we have to create another repository in which we are going to import our data, click on the create repository and just type the repository id in the input box(something like test-repository should be fine). The default setting should be enough for our simple usecase so juts click on the Create button. When you create your first repository it will be selected by default, to view your currently used repository in the workbench just look in the top right corner of the screen. If everything went smooth you should see something like the following:

Now go to the import view by going to Data -> Import. The default tab should be Local files and is the import method we are going to use for our simple file. Get the [^wine.ttl] file, click on the upload icon in the import view and select the file from your local computer. Then click on the Import button on the right of the file, this will popup some advanced settings for the import which you can ignore for now and just proceed. This will upload the file and import it in our repository. In the end of this process you should see something like the following:

now you can go to the sparql view(just click on the SPARQL menu item). Click on the Run button to execute the default query(it will select everything from the repository), you should see the results shortly underneath the form. By default we show a tabular representation of the results but there are different visualization tabs that you can use to explore your data.

Like what you see? You can go to the User Guide for more extended information about the workbench

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