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/attachments/18219197/logo-svetle_bielePozadie_male.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 Menu icon images/download/thumbnails/18219197/bars.png in right menu and select "Search & Manage Data"

  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 Menu icon images/download/thumbnails/18219197/bars.png in right menu and select "Search & Manage Data"

    • Note: your open visualization will be saved in background and you can always go back by clicking the Graphlytic icon images/download/attachments/18219197/logo-svetle_bielePozadie_male.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.

Visualization Screen

Screen contains several components:

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images/download/thumbnails/18219254/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). For more information and list of keyboard shortcuts please see Workspace.

images/plugins/servlet/confluence/placeholder/unknown-attachment Zoom panel

Zoom panel provides buttons for zooming or centering the graph in workspace. For more information please see Zoom panel.

images/download/thumbnails/18219191/red_3.png Tools panel

Tools panel consists of multiple button panels for graph manipulation: moving elements, changing layout, selecting elements and much more. For more information please see Tools panel.

images/download/thumbnails/18219191/red_4.png Control panel

Control panel has multiple tabs with special functionality. There are tabs for searching in visualized elements, to show all attributes of elements, configure style of visualization or filter elements based on simple statistics. For more information please see Control panel.