Neo4jClient.ReturnPoly 1.0.5

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dotnet add package Neo4jClient.ReturnPoly --version 1.0.5
NuGet\Install-Package Neo4jClient.ReturnPoly -Version 1.0.5
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<PackageReference Include="Neo4jClient.ReturnPoly" Version="1.0.5" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Neo4jClient.ReturnPoly --version 1.0.5
#r "nuget: Neo4jClient.ReturnPoly, 1.0.5"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Neo4jClient.ReturnPoly as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Neo4jClient.ReturnPoly&version=1.0.5

// Install Neo4jClient.ReturnPoly as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Neo4jClient.ReturnPoly&version=1.0.5

Neo4jClient.ReturnPoly

A polymorphic return function for Neo4jClient

This library adds two extension methods, and some JsonConverters that allow you to return polymorphic entities from a Neo4j database.

Available on NuGet! NuGet version (Neo4jClient.ReturnPoly)

Install-Package Neo4jClient.ReturnPoly

Getting Values

There are three primary snippets you can use to retrieve the polymorphic values from the graph

// Your standard way of doing things:
await graph.Cypher
            .Match("(n)")
            .ReturnPolymorphic<BaseType>("n")
            .ResultsAsync;

// Your standard way of doing things, but distinctly:
await graph.Cypher
            .Match("(n)")
            .ReturnDistinctPolymorphic<BaseType>("n")
            .ResultsAsync;

// The anonymous object/built return object. This method is a little more clunky, but
// there's not much to be done since the core Neo4jClient expression parser handles
// all of this
await graph.Cypher
            .Match("(n)")
            .Return(() => new {
                MyVariable = Return.As<BaseType>(PolyUtils.Poly("n"))
            })
            .ResultsAsync;

Setting up the converters

Label Converter

/* Database

	(:TypeA { PropertyA: "PropA" })
	(:TypeA:TypeB { PropertyA: "PropA", PropertyB: "PropB" })
	(:TypeB { PropertyA: "PropA", PropertyB: "PropB" })

*/

public class TypeA
{
    public string PropertyA { get; set; }
}

public class TypeB : TypeA
{
    public string PropertyB { get; set; }
}

class Program
{
    static async Task Main(string[] args)
    {
        var client = new BoltGraphClient("bolt://localhost:7687");
        await client.ConnectAsync();

        client.JsonConverters.Add(new PolymorphicJsonLabelConverter<TypeA>());

        var results = await client.Cypher
            .Match("(n)")
            .ReturnPolymorphic<TypeA>("n")
            .ResultsAsync;

        foreach (var result in results)
            Print(result);
    }
    
    static void Print(TypeA type)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(type.GetType().Name);
        Console.WriteLine("  A: " + type.PropertyA);
        if (type is TypeB b)
            Console.WriteLine("  B: " + b.PropertyB);
    }
}
Available Functions

In order to use labels to determine the proper type, you must use one of these two return functions.

ICypherFluentQuery<T> ReturnPolymorphic<T>(this ICypherFluentQuery, string)
ICypherFluentQuery<T> ReturnDistinctPolymorphic<T>(this ICypherFluentQuery, string)

Or if using a built return object, the PolyUtils.Poly(string) method can be used to create the return text. It must be used in conjunction with Return.As<T> like so:

Return.As<T>(PolyUtils.Poly(string))

If you use it a log, add using static Neo4jClient.ReturnPoly.PolyUtils; to your imports, and then its just

Return.As<T>(Poly(string))

And doesn't that just read a little better? (working with what I've got here, as I can't hook into the core expression parsing (yet))

Lambda Converter

/* Database

	Labels dont matter here
	({ PropertyA: "PropA" })
	({ PropertyA: "PropA", PropertyB: "PropB" })
	({ PropertyA: "PropA", PropertyB: "PropB" })

*/

public class TypeA
{
    public string PropertyA { get; set; }
}

public class TypeB : TypeA
{
    public string PropertyB { get; set; }
}

class Program
{
    static async Task Main(string[] args)
    {
        var client = new BoltGraphClient("bolt://localhost:7687");
        await client.ConnectAsync();

        // Since this converter doesn't use labels, you can use the regular .Return<T> functions
        // from Neo4jClient
        client.JsonConverters.Add(new PolymorphicJsonLambdaConverter<TypeA>(jo => {
        	if (jo.ContainsKey("PropertyB"))
                return typeof(TypeB);
            return typeof(TypeA);
        }));

        var results = await client.Cypher
            .Match("(n)")
            .Return<TypeA>("n")
            .ResultsAsync;
        
        foreach (var result in results)
            Print(result);
    }
    
    static void Print(TypeA type)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(type.GetType().Name);
        Console.WriteLine("  A: " + type.PropertyA);
        if (type is TypeB b)
            Console.WriteLine("  B: " + b.PropertyB);
    }
}

There are no extension methods with this style. Just use Return like you normally would

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