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HTTP Interface for Databases

Address of a Database

Any operation triggered via ArangoDB’s HTTP REST API is executed in the context of exactly one database. To explicitly specify the database in a request, the request URI must contain the database name in front of the actual path:


where is the actual path to the accessed resource. In the example, the resource will be accessed in the context of the database mydb. Actual URLs in the context of mydb could look like this:


Special characters in database names must be properly URL-encoded, e.g. a + b = c:


Database names containing Unicode must be properly NFC-normalized. Non-NFC-normalized names will be rejected by arangod.