Listing Ratings

Optional Lesson

This lesson is optional and will not count towards your achievement. To view the completed code, check out the 13-listing-ratings branch.

The last remaining element on the Movie page is the list of ratings on the right-hand side of the page. Although the count in the header is now accurate, the ratings list being returned by the API is still hardcoded.

The list of ratings is populated by the forMovie() method in the RatingService, which currently returns a hardcoded list of ratings.

Unresolved directive in lesson.adoc - include::[tag=forMovie]

In this challenge, you will run the following Cypher statement in a read transaction:

Get Ratings
MATCH (u:User)-[r:RATED]->(m:Movie {tmdbId: $id})
    user: u {
        .userId, .name
} AS review
ORDER BY r.timestamp DESC
SKIP $skip
LIMIT $limit

Your Task

  • Modify the forMovie() method to retrieve the ratings from Neo4j.

  • Remember to close the session and use the toNativeTypes() function to convert the object into native JavaScript types.

Open src/services/movie.service.js
Click to reveal the completed forMovie() method
Unresolved directive in lesson.adoc - include::[tag=forMovie]


To test that this functionality has been correctly implemented, run the following code in a new terminal session:

Running the test
npm run test 13

The test file is located at test/challenges/13-listing-ratings.spec.js.

Are you stuck? Click here for help

If you get stuck, you can see a working solution by checking out the 13-listing-ratings branch by running:

Check out the 13-listing-ratings branch
git checkout 13-listing-ratings

You may have to commit or stash your changes before checking out this branch. You can also click here to expand the Support pane.

Verifying the Test

Who was the first user to rate Pulp Fiction?

As part of the test suite, the final test will log the name of the first user to rate the movie Pulp Fiction.

Paste the name of the user the box below without quotes or whitespace and click Check Answer.

  • ✓ Keith Howell


You can also find the answer by running the following Cypher statement:

MATCH (u:User)-[r:RATED]->(m:Movie {title: "Pulp Fiction"})
ORDER BY r.timestamp ASC

Copy the answer without any quotes or whitespace.

Lesson Summary

In this Challenge, you modified the forMovie() method on the RatingService to return a paginated list of reviews for a movie from the Neo4j database.

In the next Challenge, you will update the PeopleService to return list of actors and directors from Neo4j.


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