Managing Content

In addition to using Cypher statements to manage nodes and relations, which would be the same as you would do it in the standard Neo4j browser, InterActor allows you to manage nodes and relations in a different way.

Create nodes

If there's no open NetworkView, open a new NetworkView using the [New NetworkView] shortcut in the User panel.

Right-click on the canvas of the NetworkView and select "Create Node". Provide node labels and property-keys and values and click the [Save] button. The new node is added to the NetworkView.

If you don't like the nodes to float around , switch off the auto-layout status by clicking the [Pin] button. New nodes will be then stay at the position on the canvas from which you opened the context menu.

Create node

Create node

Clone nodes (Enterprise Edition)

InterActor Enterprise Edition offers the option to create clones from existing nodes.

Richt-click on a node and select "Clone". A form appears, pre-filled with labels, property keys and values.

Copy properties between nodes/relations

To simplify data input into nodes and relations, properties can be copied between nodes and relations. If you know the node ID of the node you would like to copy the properties from, you can right-click another node and select Copy properties from {node}. In the prompt that appears, fill in the node ID and click 'Execute'. The properties of the right-clicked node will now be set to those of the node matching the provided ID. In the same way, relation properties can be copied from one relation to another.

Create relations

You can create relations as follows:

  • Select the start node
  • Select the end node with the <Ctrl> key (Windows/Linux) or <Cmd> key (Mac OS)

A form in which you can set the relation type and its property keys and values appears. Upon [Save] the relation appwars in the NetworkView.

Create relation

Create relation

Edit nodes and relations

You can edit nodes and relations by opening the context menu and select the "Edit" option. With [Save] the changes are written to the Neo4j graph store.

You can also click on a node or relation to make it active and then click the [Edit] button in the KeysView panel.

Delete nodes and relations

You can delete nodes and relations by opening the context menu and select the "Delete" option. After confirmation, the node or relation is deleted.

Nodes are deleted using DETACH DELETE n, so you can delete nodes that have relations.