Permission: Settings management

User with Settings management permission can configure Graphlytic solution for specific use case. There are 2 types of settings: index settings and application level GUI settings (data schema, data types, search mode, search tabs, ...).

How to customize Graphlytic

Graphlytic works without any settings, the only thing you have to set is the fulltext index (if you want to able to use the search functionality). It's just a few clicks. More information and steps on how to set up the fulltext index can be found in the Administration manual here: Node fulltext index .

Mostly used global settings

Some of the global settings can be very handy when you are using the application to analyze/visualize the same graph model repeatedly (which is almost always the case).

  • DATA_SCHEMA - use Data Schema for formatting of the values (like decimal places, currency symbols or date formats), creating global virtual properties or defining input restrictions in modelling use cases.

  • VISUALIZATION - with this setting you can set up the default settings for any newly-created visualization. Anything from style formating, icons, labels or tooltips can be changed here together with more advanced behavior of the visualization.

  • SEARCH_TABS - when you are using the same Cypher queries or filtering criteria over and over it's a good idea to add them to the Search Tabs repository. All users of the system are then able to easily add these queries from the Repository into their Search & Manage Data page

Optional but highly recommended is to define STYLE_MAPPERS. These Style Mappers object define rules how to visually map the data in graph to style properties like icons, colors, sizes etc. Created style mapper objects are listed in "Style" tab in visualization where you can apply them to style the visualization.

Import and Export of the global settings

On the Settings page: use the "Export settings" button to export all settings packed in one Zip file. You can use this file to backup your global settings or to transfer global settings between Graphlytic instances.

You can upload settings back into Graphlytic by just dropping the file in the drag&drop area on the Settings page.

Import one setting

It's possible to upload one setting file at a time.

  • The name of the setting file has to be the same as the name of the setting (for example: DATA_TYPES.json or VISUALIZATION.json).

  • Encoding of the file has to be "UTF-8".

Import more than one setting with zip files

It's possible to import zip file with more setting files.

  • The name of the zip file is arbitrary.

  • Names of the setting files in the zip file have to be the same as the name of the settings (for example: DATA_TYPES.json or VISUALIZATION.json).

  • Encoding of the setting files has to be "UTF-8".

  • All setting files from the zip file are loaded.