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  • Navigating and Selecting Data




How To GraphXR: 2. Import, Navigate, and Select Data


Before you begin…

3 contains several CSV files we can simply import to our project by drag and drop. Characters.csv is a table of the characters from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Each row corresponds to one character. The columns contain the name, family (house) affiliation, how many characters they killed, who killed them, and a URL pointing to the character’s portrait.


When we drag and drop Characters.csv onto our GraphXR project space, a node is automatically created for each row of the spreadsheet.


The spreadsheet data is treated as a single category labeled Characters, now visible in the Legend at the top right.


Columns in the Characters.csv spreadsheet (characterName, houseName, etc.)become properties of the nodes. To see a table of the nodes and their properties click to open the Table panel and click the Characters category.


Image URLs in each row provide a portrait image for a Character node. Either show or hide the image using the the Project=>Settings tab and Show Avatars checkbox.


Let’s learn to navigate in 3D. To pan the graph up, down, left, and right, hold down the left  mouse button and drag anywhere in empty space (or click the onscreen navigation arrows).


Zoom in or out of the graph with the mouse scroll (wheel or touch), or click the onscreen zoom arrows. To zoom faster, use Alt + scroll.
Click the Reset View circle to reset your view at any time.


To orbit the graph, hold down the right mouse button and drag anywhere in empty space, click the onscreen navigation, or use Ctrl + o. Orbit behaves differently depending on whether you have anything selected, so let’s delve into selection.


Left click on a single node to select it.


Hold down the left mouse button, press shift,  and drag to select a group. The Characters category in the Legend shows how many nodes you’ve selected.


Hold down the control key to add to your selection. Left click to add a single node or hold down the left mouse button and drag to add multiple nodes.


Hold down the alt key to subtract from a selection. Left click to subtract a single node or use Alt + left click + drag to subtract multiple nodes. 


To invert a selection, right click and choose Select>Invert, or click the Inverse toolbar icon. Use Ctrl +A to select all nodes in the graph space.


To select all nodes, right-click and choose Select>All Nodes, or press Ctrl+ A .
To de-select any selection of nodes, right-click and choose Select>Deselect,
or clear your selection by double left clicking on an empty area of the graph.


When one or more nodes are selected, the orbit controls center on your selection. When nothing is selected, you’ll orbit the center of the graph space.


Right-click and choose Center To to center selected nodes in the project space, or Fly Out to see all the nodes in the graph space.
Right-click and choose Actions>Hide to hide (not delete) selected nodes. 
Or use the Center To, Fly Out, or Hide Selection toolbar icons.


The Information window for any single node lets you review, edit, and even add properties to the node on the fly. To display it, double-click on a node, right-click and select Information, or click the Information toolbar icon.


You can use a Table to search for nodes with specific property values. The Enhanced Table lets you directly edit a category or relationship’s label and properties.


Now that we’re able to navigate, let’s go on to Module 3: Properties and Extract, to see how to extract properties to create new categories and relationships and their nodes and edges.

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