In this Session…

Before you begin…

  • Adding nodes and edges.

  • Editing properties of nodes or edges.

  • Using an Enhanced Table to edit and export data.

To follow along, download:




How To GraphXR 11. Editing


Before You Begin…

Ideally, you’ll have worked through Module 10. Algorithms. If you’re starting here, and you want to follow along, you’ll need to:

  • Log in to GraphXR , create a Project, and open its graph space.

  • Download starting data (HowTo_11_START.graphxr and the starting snapshot library HowTo_11_START.graphxrsnapshots) for this module and drag and drop it onto the graph space.  

  • Optionally, download the file, which contains the Game of Thrones data we’re using in our tutorials.


You can create new data or edit existing data in the graph space.
And you can select and delete nodes and edges at any time.  Let’s add some data.


Add Node lets you add one new node at a time. Add Edge lets you add one or more edges at a time. You can create new node or edge properties and enter their values.


Click Add Node in the toolbar. You can create a new category or choose an existing one, and enter values for existing properties or create new ones. We’ll add a House node and add its houseName property. Click Create to see the new node.


Now we can connect a few Characters to the new House node. Click the Add Edge icon in the toolbar.


Enter a relationship name or select an existing one. We’ll add BELONGS_TO edges.
Select the Character nodes to be connected and click As Source, then our new House node and click As Target.


You can click Switch to reverse the direction of the relationship. And you can enter property names if desired. We don’t need to do either one.
Now click Create to see your new edges.


The selected Character nodes are now connected to the House node we created by new BELONGS_TO edges.


To remove selected nodes and their edges, at any time you can click the Delete icon or use your keyboard delete key.


You can edit your graph data directly using a table. First though, take a Snapshot.
Now open the Table panel, then click Enhanced Table.


The Enhanced Table editor lets you edit, add, or remove graph data. Changes take effect immediately in the graph.

Click the Airplane icon to display the Enhanced Table in a new window.


Click any Category or Relationship bubble to edit its label.


Click the property menu to select properties to display in the table. Click the x on a property label to hide it.


Any property value can be edited.
The change takes effect immediately in the graph.


Click the square at the far left to select rows, then click More Actions and Mark Selected in Graph to show only those nodes or edges in the basic table and to select them in the graph.


Click More Actions and Remove to delete selected nodes or edges from the table and from the graph.


At any time, you can click More Actions and Export CSV to export all or part of the data as a CSV file.
Now dismiss the Enhanced Table window to return to the project space.


Any edits in the Enhanced Table are now included in the graph.
Next, in Module 12. Geospatial Mapping, we’ll work with GraphXR features for displaying data on a world map.

Next Steps…