The Java Migration API
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All Grakn migrators extend the AbstractMigrator class or implement the Migrator interface. The migrators are a wrapper around the LoaderClient and as such expose many of the same configuration options.


Each migrator may have a slightly different constructor (for example, CSV and Json migration constructors accept the data file whereas SQL migration accepts the SQL JDBC connection). They should all accept a template and a data accessor.

CSVMigrator migrator = new CSVMigrator(String template, File dataFile);


To migrate the provided data into a knowledge base, call the load function, providing the keyspace and location where Grakn Engine is running.

migrator.load(String uri, String keyspace);

Alternatively, the user can call a load method with more configuration options. The configuration options are described in more detail on the loader client API page.

migrator.load(String uri, String keyspace, int batchSize, int numberActiveTasks, boolean retry)


Some migrators have a close method that should be called after loading has completed. As the load method blocks the calling thread, this is easily done. A quick example of JSON migration performed from java:

CSVMigrator migrator = new CSVMigrator("insert $x isa person has name <name>", new File("people.csv"));
migrator.load(Grakn.DEFAULT_URI, "genealogy", 10, 10, false);


JSON Migration

There is an example of using the Java Migration API for JSON data on the sample projects repository on Github.

SQL Migration

There is an example of SQL migration using the Java API discussed on this portal.

OWL Migration

There is an example of OWL migration using the Java API on this portal.

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