I have recently been working on a self-paced learning course for Spring Data Neo4j and wanted users to be able to test the database connection. Typically, in a Spring Boot application with Spring Data, you set the database credentials as properties in the application.properties file. You can run the application with just these details, but it only fails when the database URI has improper syntax. The application does not actually test the connection to see if it is valid and successfully connects.

In this blog post, I will show you how to test the connection to a Neo4j database from a Spring Boot application using the verifyConnectivity() method from the Driver class.

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