pgr_edgeDisjointPaths¶
pgr_edgeDisjointPaths
— Calculates edge disjoint paths between two groups of vertices.
Availability
Version 3.0.0
Official function
Version 2.5.0
Proposed function
Version 2.3.0
New Experimental function
Support
Description¶
Calculates the edge disjoint paths between two groups of vertices. Utilizes underlying maximum flow algorithms to calculate the paths.
 The main characterics are:
Calculates the edge disjoint paths between any two groups of vertices.
Returns EMPTY SET when source and destination are the same, or cannot be reached.
The graph can be directed or undirected.
One to many, many to one, many to many versions are also supported.
Uses pgr_boykovKolmogorov to calculate the paths.
Signatures¶
Summary
pgr_edgeDisjointPaths(Edges SQL, start_vid, end_vid)
pgr_edgeDisjointPaths(Edges SQL, start_vid, end_vid [, directed])
pgr_edgeDisjointPaths(Edges SQL, start_vid, end_vids [, directed])
pgr_edgeDisjointPaths(Edges SQL, start_vids, end_vid [, directed])
pgr_edgeDisjointPaths(Edges SQL, start_vids, end_vids [, directed])
RETURNS SET OF (seq, path_id, path_seq, [start_vid,] [end_vid,] node, edge, cost, agg_cost)
OR EMPTY SET
Using defaults
pgr_edgeDisjointPaths(Edges SQL, start_vid, end_vid)
RETURNS SET OF (seq, path_id, path_seq, node, edge, cost, agg_cost)
OR EMPTY SET
 Example
From vertex \(3\) to vertex \(5\) on a directed graph
SELECT * FROM pgr_edgeDisjointPaths(
'SELECT id, source, target, cost, reverse_cost FROM edge_table',
3, 5
);
seq  path_id  path_seq  node  edge  cost  agg_cost
++++++
1  1  1  3  2  1  0
2  1  2  2  4  1  1
3  1  3  5  1  0  2
4  2  1  3  5  1  0
5  2  2  6  8  1  1
6  2  3  5  1  0  2
(6 rows)
One to One¶
pgr_edgeDisjointPaths(Edges SQL, start_vid, end_vid, directed)
RETURNS SET OF (seq, path_id, path_seq, node, edge, cost, agg_cost)
OR EMPTY SET
 Example
From vertex \(3\) to vertex \(5\) on an undirected graph
SELECT * FROM pgr_edgeDisjointPaths(
'SELECT id, source, target, cost, reverse_cost FROM edge_table',
3, 5,
directed := false
);
seq  path_id  path_seq  node  edge  cost  agg_cost
++++++
1  1  1  3  2  1  0
2  1  2  2  4  1  1
3  1  3  5  1  0  2
4  2  1  3  3  1  0
5  2  2  4  16  1  1
6  2  3  9  9  1  0
7  2  4  6  8  1  1
8  2  5  5  1  0  2
9  3  1  3  5  1  0
10  3  2  6  11  1  1
11  3  3  11  12  1  2
12  3  4  10  10  1  1
13  3  5  5  1  0  2
(13 rows)
One to Many¶
pgr_edgeDisjointPaths(Edges SQL, start_vid, end_vids, directed)
RETURNS SET OF (seq, path_id, path_seq, end_vid, node, edge, cost, agg_cost)
OR EMPTY SET
 Example
From vertex \(3\) to vertices \(\{4, 5, 10\}\) on a directed graph
SELECT * FROM pgr_edgeDisjointPaths(
'SELECT id, source, target, cost, reverse_cost FROM edge_table',
3, ARRAY[4, 5, 10]
);
seq  path_id  path_seq  end_vid  node  edge  cost  agg_cost
+++++++
1  1  1  4  3  5  1  0
2  1  2  4  6  9  1  1
3  1  3  4  9  16  1  2
4  1  4  4  4  1  0  3
5  2  1  5  3  2  1  0
6  2  2  5  2  4  1  1
7  2  3  5  5  1  0  2
8  3  1  5  3  5  1  0
9  3  2  5  6  8  1  1
10  3  3  5  5  1  0  2
11  4  1  10  3  2  1  0
12  4  2  10  2  4  1  1
13  4  3  10  5  10  1  2
14  4  4  10  10  1  0  3
(14 rows)
Many to One¶
pgr_edgeDisjointPaths(Edges SQL, start_vids, end_vid, directed)
RETURNS SET OF (seq, path_id, path_seq, start_vid, node, edge, cost, agg_cost)
OR EMPTY SET
 Example
From vertices \(\{3, 6\}\) to vertex \(5\) on a directed graph
SELECT * FROM pgr_edgeDisjointPaths(
'SELECT id, source, target, cost, reverse_cost FROM edge_table',
ARRAY[3, 6], 5
);
seq  path_id  path_seq  start_vid  node  edge  cost  agg_cost
+++++++
1  1  1  0  3  2  1  0
2  1  2  0  2  4  1  1
3  1  3  0  5  1  0  2
4  2  1  1  3  5  1  0
5  2  2  1  6  8  1  1
6  2  3  1  5  1  0  2
7  3  1  2  6  8  1  0
8  3  2  2  5  1  0  1
9  4  1  3  6  9  1  0
10  4  2  3  9  16  1  1
11  4  3  3  4  3  1  2
12  4  4  3  3  2  1  3
13  4  5  3  2  4  1  4
14  4  6  3  5  1  0  5
(14 rows)
Many to Many¶
pgr_edgeDisjointPaths(Edges SQL, start_vids, end_vids, directed)
RETURNS SET OF (seq, path_seq, start_vid, end_vid, node, edge, cost, agg_cost)
OR EMPTY SET
 Example
From vertices \(\{3, 6\}\) to vertices \(\{4, 5, 10\}\) on a directed graph
SELECT * FROM pgr_edgeDisjointPaths(
'SELECT id, source, target, cost, reverse_cost FROM edge_table',
ARRAY[3, 6], ARRAY[4, 5, 10]
);
seq  path_id  path_seq  start_vid  end_vid  node  edge  cost  agg_cost
++++++++
1  1  1  0  4  3  5  1  0
2  1  2  0  4  6  9  1  1
3  1  3  0  4  9  16  1  2
4  1  4  0  4  4  1  0  3
5  2  1  1  5  3  2  1  0
6  2  2  1  5  2  4  1  1
7  2  3  1  5  5  1  0  2
8  3  1  2  5  3  5  1  0
9  3  2  2  5  6  8  1  1
10  3  3  2  5  5  1  0  2
11  4  1  3  10  3  2  1  0
12  4  2  3  10  2  4  1  1
13  4  3  3  10  5  10  1  2
14  4  4  3  10  10  1  0  3
15  5  1  4  4  6  9  1  0
16  5  2  4  4  9  16  1  1
17  5  3  4  4  4  1  0  2
18  6  1  5  5  6  8  1  0
19  6  2  5  5  5  1  0  1
20  7  1  6  5  6  9  1  0
21  7  2  6  5  9  16  1  1
22  7  3  6  5  4  3  1  2
23  7  4  6  5  3  2  1  3
24  7  5  6  5  2  4  1  4
25  7  6  6  5  5  1  0  5
26  8  1  7  10  6  8  1  0
27  8  2  7  10  5  10  1  1
28  8  3  7  10  10  1  0  2
(28 rows)
Parameters¶
Parameter 
Type 
Default 
Description 

Edges SQL 

Edges query as described below 

start_vid 

Identifier of the starting vertex of the path. 

start_vids 

Array of identifiers of starting vertices. 

end_vid 

Identifier of the ending vertex of the path. 

end_vids 

Array of identifiers of ending vertices. 

directed 



Inner query¶
Edges query¶
Column 
Type 
Default 
Description 

id 

Identifier of the edge. 

source 

Identifier of the first end point vertex of the edge. 

target 

Identifier of the second end point vertex of the edge. 

cost 

Weight of the edge (source, target)


reverse_cost 

1 
Weight of the edge (target, source),

Where:
 ANYINTEGER
SMALLINT, INTEGER, BIGINT
 ANYNUMERICAL
SMALLINT, INTEGER, BIGINT, REAL, FLOAT
Return Columns¶
Returns set of (seq, path_id, path_seq [, start_vid] [, end_vid], node, edge, cost, agg_cost)
Column 
Type 
Description 

seq 

Sequential value starting from 1. 
path_id 

Path identifier. Has value 1 for the first of a path. Used when there are multiple paths for the same 
path_seq 

Relative position in the path. Has value 1 for the beginning of a path. 
start_vid 

Identifier of the starting vertex. Returned when multiple starting vetrices are in the query. 
end_vid 

Identifier of the ending vertex. Returned when multiple ending vertices are in the query. 
node 

Identifier of the node in the path from 
edge 

Identifier of the edge used to go from 
cost 

Cost to traverse from 
agg_cost 

Aggregate cost from 