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Detail View

Modified on: Wed, 10 Jan, 2024 at 4:03 PM

The Detail View window will be open by default when you start a new graph. If the Detail View window is closed, it can be re-opened using the Detail View button under the Windows tab. An example is shown in the image below:

The Detail View contains information about the selected Entity that cannot be displayed in the main graph window. These are details that the Transform author would like you to know about the Entity. As the mouse is moved over Entities, both the Entity Property View and the Detail View is updated.

Some Transforms will return additional fields in the Property View depending on what the Entity type is. Once the Transform has returned an Entity, it is no longer possible to manually edit the information in the Detail View.

The Detail View when Multiple Entities are Selected

When more than one Entity is selected, the Detail View will change to a multi column item list. This gives you a lot more flexibility in terms of selection. As shown below:

Searching the Detail View

You can now search for Entities in the text area and press Enter to see which nodes match. The selection on the graph will remain the same at this stage:

After selecting Entities from the Entity list, the Sync Selection to Graph button will be enabled. This button is found on the left-hand side of the search input field. You can now select nodes within the list (i.e. Ctrl + A for all, Shift selects ranges and Ctrl to select Entities one by one) and when the sync button is pressed the selected Entities on the graph will update according to the selection from the Detail View:

Other Buttons in the Detail View

Pressing the plus (+) button on the left-hand side column will show that specific Entity’s Detail View shown below:

Right-clicking in the Detail View or clicking the Back To List button will navigate back to the Entity list that includes all Entities in your graph selection.

Running Transforms from the Detail View

The context menu is also available from the Detail View when more than one Entity is selected. This is useful as you can filter and sort Entities, and then right-click to run Transforms, or to perform actions on them from the context menu:

Entity List Columns

The Entity list in the Detail View can be sorted according to the different columns of the list. From left-to-right the columns of the list are:

  1. The Entity type which is represented in each item on the list as the entity icon.

  2. The Entity’s value.

  3. The bookmark color of the Entity.

  4. Whether the Entity is pinned to the graph (meaning it will never join a collection node).

  5. Number of nodes in the Entity’s collection.

  6. Number of incoming links.

  7. Number of outgoing links.

  8. Entity’s weighting.

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