The NetworkView is the main visualization of the graph database. From here, you can interact with, explore and manage data.


Select nodes and relations

Nodes and relations in a NetworkView are (un)-selected by clicking on them.

You can (un-)select multiple nodes by keeping the <Shift>-key pressed while clicking.

Controlled exploration

Graphileon offers several ways to keep control over your exploration. You can of course double-click on a node and see your screen all of a sudden filled with many nodes, but in most cases it is more useful to orientate you exploration in a specific direction. Or to limit the number of nodes and relations that is displayed.

Filter the content of the NetworkView

With the [Filter] button in the toolbar of the NetworkView, you can open a filter panel that can be used to limit the displayed nodes and relationships.

You can define filters for nodes and relationships with selectors.

Filters have 3 states:

  • not active (empty square icon): filter is ignored
  • hide (eye crossed icon): hides selected content
  • show (eye icon): shows selected content

The show filters override hide filters.

This way you can remove items from view with hide filters or you can show only desired items(ex: hide all nodes and show only node:IA_Function nodes).

Add filters automatically will autogenerate filters for all nodes and relationships present in the NetworkView.

Filter View

Load specific neighbours

The Neighbours panel in the sidebar-right contains the list of neighbours of the active node, grouped by direction (incoming, out-going or self-referencing), the combination of labels, the type of relation and the value of the 'type' property of the relation. The number of relevant nodes at each level of the tree is indicated between parentheses. Neighbours panel

Clicking on the [+] link to the right of any item in the Neighbours panel displays all nodes at that level and below in the NetworkView.

Remove specific nodes from view

The context menu of the NetworkView canvas (right-click on an empty space) has an option "Remove selected nodes from view".

Removing nodes from view

The nodes will disappear from view, but not from the graph store.

You can also remove individual nodes from view by right-clicking the node and then selecting the option "Remove node from view". Relations cannot be hidden from view this way.

Use multiple NetworkViews

With multiple NetworkViews open, you can insert nodes from one NetworkView into the other. This does not replicate any data, but simply includes the node in the visualisation. This can be useful, for example, to connect a node from one query to a node from another query.

  • When a node is already selected in KeysView you can use either the green "from KeysView" button at the top of the NetworkView or right-click on the empty canvas and select "Insert from KeysView".

  • To insert a node from one NetworkView to another, select the node in the first NetworkView by clicking on it. Then, right-click the second NetworkView where you would like to use the node. From the context menu, select Insert selected nodes. The node will now appear in the second NetworkView (but have not disappeared from the first). Multiple nodes can be selected (holding the <shift>-key while clicking) and inserted into another NetworkView.

NetworkView buttons

  • [From KeysView] inserts the active node into this view.
  • [(+) Node] opens a node edit form which, on save, will add a new node to your view and store.
  • [Selection to new view] copies the selection to a new NetworkView.

NetworkView buttons

The buttons, on the button bar, have the following function when active (black):

  • [Zoom to fit] (on) resizes the visual network to fit the NetworkView.
  • [Auto layout nodes] (off) fixes the nodes in place and switches of the automatic force-layout of the view.
  • [Auto complete relations] (on) will display the available relations between the visual nodes when relations are not explicitly returned by a query.
  • [Filters] displays the Filter dialog
  • [Style] displays the My Styles dialog
  • [Force layout settings] displays a dialog for adjusting the way the nodes automatically align in the NetworkView.
  • [Download as SVG] saves an images of the NetworkView contents to drive in SVG format.
  • [Save Diagram] displays the dialog for saving the contents of the NetworkView as a Graphileon Diagram.