Server-Level Commands

(since v 3.2)

Server-Level Commands allow SQL-like script execution on the server.

Since the very first versions, OrientDB allowed to execute a few different types of scripts, like SQL commands or console scripts.

SQL commands have a generic API that could be executed from any endpoint (REST, Studio, Console, application API) with the exact same effect. The scope of a SQL command is only a single database schema, so operations that do not involve the DB but have a broader scope (eg. the server instance or the cluster) can hardly be implemented with this mechanism.

Console scripts (eg. commands like info or like the old create database) act at server level, but they can only be executed via CLI. This makes this mechanism a bit limited and hard to extend.

In V 3.2 OrientDB introduces Server-Level Commands as a first-class component.

A Server-Level Command is a text command that is executed in the scope of a server, so the goal of this component is to run operations that do not limit their scope to a single database.

At this stage, the following commands are supported

How to invoke a Server-Level Command


The console natively supports Server-Level Commands.

To run a command you have to be connected to a Server with connect env

eg. to create a MEMORY database using a Server-Level Command:

orientdb> connect env embedded:./target/dir root root

orientdb> create database test memory users (admin identified by 'admin' role admin)



Server Level Commands

Java API

Using OrientDB class, with the new execute() methods

orientDB = new OrientDB("remote:localhost", "root", "root", OrientDBConfig.defaultConfig());
        "create database ? memory users (admin identified by 'admin' role admin)",

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