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Pinecone Vector Store#

Use the Pinecone node to interact with your Pinecone database as vector store. You can insert documents into a vector database, get documents from a vector database, and retrieve documents to provide them to a retriever connected to a chain.

On this page, you'll find the node parameters for the Pinecone node, and links to more resources.


You can find authentication information for this node here.

Examples and templates

For usage examples and templates to help you get started, refer to n8n's Pinecone Vector Store integrations page.

Parameter resolution in sub-nodes

Sub-nodes behave differently to other nodes when processing multiple items using an expression.

Most nodes, including root nodes, take any number of items as input, process these items, and output the results. You can use expressions to refer to input items, and the node resolves the expression for each item in turn. For example, given an input of five name values, the expression {{ $ }} resolves to each name in turn.

In sub-nodes, the expression always resolves to the first item. For example, given an input of five name values, the expression {{ $ }} always resolves to the first name.

Node parameters#

Operation Mode#

Vector Store nodes in n8n have three modes: Get Many, Insert Documents and Retrieve Documents. The mode you select determines the operations you can perform with the node and what inputs and outputs are available.

Get Many#

In this mode, you can retrieve multiple documents from your vector database by providing a prompt. The prompt will be embedded and used for similarity search. The node will return the documents that are most similar to the prompt with their similarity score. This is useful if you want to retrieve a list of similar documents and pass them to a chain as additional context.

Insert Documents#

Use insert documents mode to insert new documents into your vector database.

Retrieve Documents (For Agent/Chain)#

Use Retrieve Documents mode with a vector-store retriever to retrieve documents from a vector database and provide them to the retriever connected to a chain. In this mode you must connect the node to a retriever node or root node.

Parameters for Get Many#

  • Pinecone Index
  • Prompt: search query.
  • Limit: how many results to retrieve from the vector store. For example, set this to 10 to get the ten best results.

Parameters for Insert Documents#

  • Pinecone Index

Parameters for Retrieve Documents (For Agent/Chain)#

  • Pinecone Index

Node options#

Pinecone Namespace#

Another segregation option for how to store your data within the index.

Metadata Filter#

Available in Get Many mode. When searching for data, use this to match with metadata associated with the document.

This is an AND query. If you specify more than one metadata filter field, all of them must match.

When inserting data, the metadata is set using the document loader. Refer to Default Data Loader for more information on loading documents.

Clear Namespace#

Available in Insert Documents mode. Deletes all data from the namespace before inserting the new data.

View example workflows and related content on n8n's website.

Refer to LangChain's Pinecone documentation for more information about the service.

View n8n's Advanced AI documentation.

Find your Pinecone index and namespace#

Your Pinecone index and namespace are available in your Pinecone account.

Screenshot of a Pinecone account, with the Pinecone index labelled