Conventions

Conventions

The N1QL syntax described in the documentation uses some notational conventions that you need to be familiar with.

Table 1. Notational conventions for N1QL syntax

Convention

Notation

Example

Description

Upper case

 

SELECT

Indicates keywords.

Single or double quotes

' or "

city = 'London'

Surrounds expressions that are specific query items. Either single or double quotes can be used.

Square brackets

[ ]

[NOT] BETWEEN

Indicates optional parts.

Pipe

|

AND | OR

Separates alternatives.

Parentheses

( )

COUNT(*)

Functions to perform an operation.

Bold square, curly brackets and parentheses

[], {}, ()

[element]

Indicate that the brackets or parentheses are required in the syntax when a N1QL statement is constructed.