agtool query is a command-line query tool. It dispatches queries to the AllegroGraph server and receives the results. The results are the same as sending queries using, say, AGWebView (see WebView).

The agtool program is the general program for AllegroGraph command-line operations. (In earlier releases, there was a separate agquery program.)



The arguments are:

The repository specification identifying the repository to be queried. REPO-SPECs can not only identify specific repositories but also SPARQL endpoints (e.g. and more complex repository combinations such as federated repos and repos with reasoning.
Zero or more files or directories containing queries; files with rq/rqr extensions will be interpreted as SPARQL queries, files with txt extension - as Prolog queries. Files with other extensions or no extension will be skipped with warnings. If a directory is specified, all of the files in it will be processed. Use - to read a query from standard-input (default query language is used; see --language).


There are many options. For convenience, we break them into several categories:

Triple-store options

-o LEVEL, --optimize LEVEL
Optimize repository indices (default 0) as soon as the store is opened. Possible values are 0, 1, and 2. See optimize-indices][].
--with-indices INDICES

Specify the indices of the triple-store. The parameter should be a list of index names separated by spaces. When multiple names separated by spaces are specified, the spaces must be escaped or the whole specification can be quoted, like "spogi posgi ospgi".

If not specified, newly created triple-stores will use the standard set of indices and existing triple-stores will retain their current indices. If specified, the current indices are dropped and the newly specified ones are used.

Query options

Run entire batch (default 1).
--option NAME=VALUE
Specify options, which will be used when running the queries, just like normal SPARQL prefixes. See SPARQL query options.
Run each query this many times per iteration (default 1).
--results-format FORMAT
output format used by the query engine (default table). Choices are:
arrays          arrays  
strings         strings  
lists           lists  
sparql-xml      sparql-xml  
count           count  
count-cursor    determine the count using a cursor  
table           table 
--title TITLE
Value to use for the report title.
--language LANGUAGE
The query language. (default: sparql). Choices are sparql (meaning SPARQL) and select (meaning Prolog select).
Display a representation of the query plan and then stop.

Reporting options

--baseline FILENAME
Log file to use as a reporting baseline.
--measure MEASURE
What to measure (e.g., time, space). Choices include:
Choice     What it measures  
------     ----------------  
time       time  
user       user time  
system     system time  
space      cons cells  
minor      minor page faults  
major      major page faults 
--report-format FORMAT
Output format for generated reports (default text). Choices are
Choice  Format  
------  ------  
text    text  
csv     comma-separated value  

Other options

--answer-file ANSWER-FILE
provide answers for the queries you are running, in order to verify results.
Save results to log.
Reduce output (default no).
--standard-namespaces YES-OR-NO
Include standard namespace definitions in queries. Default is yes. If specified no then the AllegroGraph set of standard namespace PREFIX definitions will not be prepended to the text of query. Furthermore if the query is going to an AllegroGraph repository that agtool will open itself then the set of namespaces known to AllegroGraph is cleared before the query is run.
--spogi YES-OR-NO
Turn the SPOGI cache on or off (default yes).
-v, --verbose
Include more output.
Calls warmup-triple-store before querying if specified.

Connection options (deprecated)

All the information that can be specified by these options can be specified in the REPO-SPEC argument. Use of these options is deprecated but they are still supported for backward compatibility. REPO-SPECs are described in the Repsoitory Specification document.

-p PORT, --port PORT
Server port (default 10035).
-c CATALOG, --catalog CATALOG
CATALOG name on server; use "" or leave unspecified for the root catalog (the default is the root catalog). Note: the root catalog has no name. Specifying "root" will not be interpreted as the root catalog.
Username for the server; use with --password.
--password PASSWORD
The password for USERNAME.
--server SERVER
Server where the triple-store lives (if unspecified, this argument is ignored). This allows you to query a remote triple-store.


A typical call using the lubm50 repository and associated queries.

agtool query --catalog stores lubm-50 /queries/lubm-50/*.rq 

Another example would be the following which uses a book repository. Note we get the query from standard input.

agtool query --results-format count sp2b-1e4 - <<EOF  
PREFIX rdf:     <>  
PREFIX rdfs:    <>  
PREFIX swrc:    <>  
PREFIX foaf:    <>  
PREFIX bench:   <http://localhost/vocabulary/bench/>  
PREFIX dc:      <>  
PREFIX dcterms: <>  
SELECT ?inproc ?author ?booktitle ?title  
       ?proc ?ee ?page ?url ?yr ?abstract  
  ?inproc rdf:type bench:Inproceedings .  
  ?inproc dc:creator ?author .  
  ?inproc bench:booktitle ?booktitle .  
  ?inproc dc:title ?title .  
  ?inproc dcterms:partOf ?proc .  
  ?inproc rdfs:seeAlso ?ee .  
  ?inproc swrc:pages ?page .  
  ?inproc foaf:homepage ?url .  
  ?inproc dcterms:issued ?yr  
    ?inproc bench:abstract ?abstract  
ORDER BY ?yr  

It returns:

   147   0.364