SPARQL Query

This node can be connected with Semantic Web endpoints to perform SELECT queries. Please note that based on the connected endpoint, same data and same queries may lead to different results. For instance, the following SELECT query

SELECT * WHERE {?s ?p ?o}
queries all triples in the default graph, if an In-Memory Endpoint is connected. A Virtuoso database (by Virtuoso Endpoint ) will reutrn all triples present in the database.
To query specific graphs, e.g. graphs named a and b, the query with an In-Memory Endpoint is
SELECT * WHERE { { GRAPH <a> { ?s ?p ?o } } UNION { GRAPH <b> { ?s ?p ?o } } }
But with a Virtuoso database it is
SELECT * FROM NAMED <a> FROM NAMED <b> WHERE { GRAPH ?graph { ?s ?p ?o } }


The N-Triples format for the query result is necessary to be kept if you want to insert the triples in an endstore. This is especially imporant for (typed) literals. If the N-Triples format is not preserved type information will get lost (a String representation of the literal is returned). For URIs the angled brackets are not preserved, which are necessary for insertion. Here is an example showing triples with and without format preservation:
Preservesub pred object
Yes<http://expl.org/expl><http://expl.org/integer>4
Nohttp://expl.org/explhttp://expl.org/integer4
Yes<http://expl.org/expl><http://expl.org/string>"4"
Nohttp://expl.org/explhttp://expl.org/string4
Yes<http://expl.org/expl><http://expl.org/string>"sometstring"@en
Nohttp://expl.org/explhttp://expl.org/stringsometstring
Yes<http://expl.org/expl><http://expl.org/own>"123k"^^<http://expl.org/owntype>
Nohttp://expl.org/explhttp://expl.org/own123k


Functionality is provided using the Apache Jena Framework

Options

SPARQL SELECT Query
The SPARQL query. Only SELECT queries are permitted.
Preserve N-Triples format
Whether the N-Triples format should be preserved.
Timeout
Timeout for query execution.

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Semantic Web connection

Output Ports

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Buffered Data Table containing query results

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