Visualization

Graphlytic is used to analyze and visualize connected data (graph data). Graphlytic provides various graphical representations of data, and these representations are called "a visualization" (see Graphlytic concepts).

Open current visualization

  1. Press button "switch to current visualization" - graph icon images/download/thumbnails/16745317/graph_icon.png with the name of currently opened visualization on the left side of the top menu

Start a new visualization

  1. Save all changes in current visualization

  2. Go to Search page - click on Search icon images/download/thumbnails/16745377/search.png in Left menu (magnifier icon)

  3. Enter a search string into the search field

  4. Select elements:

    • select 1 element: click on a found record

    • select multiple elements: hold CTRL and click on records

    • select multiple elements as a area: click on the first record in area, then hold SHIFT and click on the last record in area. All consecutive elements will be selected

  5. Press button "New visualization"

  6. A screen with the new visualization is opened and all selected elements are shown

Add elements into current visualization

  1. Suppose there is a visualization with some elements

  2. Go to the Search page - click on Search icon images/download/thumbnails/16745317/search.png in left menu

    • Note: your open visualization will be saved in background and you can always go back by clicking the Graphlytic icon images/download/thumbnails/16745317/graph_icon.png in left top corner so you don't need to worry about loosing it.

  3. Enter a search string into the Search field

  4. Select elements:

    • select 1 element: click on a found record

    • select multiple elements: hold CTRL and click on records

    • select multiple elements as a area: click on the first record in area, then hold SHIFT and click on the last record in area. All consecutive elements will be selected

  5. Press button "Add to visualization"

  6. Screen with visualization is opened and all selected elements are added into the existing visualization. Added elements are marked in blue.

Keyboard shortcuts

  • CTRL( ⌘) + A : select all elements in visualization

  • CTRL( ⌘) + F : open search tab in visualization and set focus on search field so you can start typing search string right away

  • CTRL( ⌘) + S : save visualization

  • CTRL( ⌘) + UP_ARROW : horizontal ALIGNMENT of selected nodes

  • CTRL( ⌘) + LEFT_ARROW : vertical ALIGNMENT of selected nodes

  • CTRL( ⌘) + RIGHT_ARROW : equal horizontal SPACING between selected nodes

  • CTRL( ⌘) + DOWN_ARROW : equal vertical SPACING between selected nodes

  • CTRL( ⌘) + MOUSE_WHEEL : expand or reduce spacing between selected nodes

  • ARROWS : move selected part of graph in desired direction

Visualization Screen

Screen contains several components:

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images/download/thumbnails/16745377/red_1.png Workspace

Contains elements from the database which are visualized as a graph. You can interactively manipulate these elements (for example move them to rearrange the graph). See Workspace.

images/download/thumbnails/15041177/red_2.png Zoom panel

You can use it to zoom or center the view. See Zoom panel.

images/download/thumbnails/16745311/red_3.png Tools panel

You can use the tools in the Tools panel to manipulate elements in a graph: move them, change their layout. See Tools panel.

images/download/thumbnails/16745311/red_4.png Control panel

You can use them to search in elements, to show all attributes of elements, configure style of visualization. See Control panel.