In this Session…
Before you begin…
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and the snapshots library:
How To GraphXR 6. Shortcut
Before You Begin…
Ideally, you’ll have worked through Module 5. Aggregate and Merge. If you’re starting here, and you want to follow along, you’ll need to:
Before working with the Shortcut transform, we’ll load the Snapshot we took in our previous session right before merging. Click the expand/collapse arrow in the Snapshots title bar, then click snapshot’s cloud icon.
Now we’ll use Shortcut to create a simpler graph focused on characters and the episodes in which they have appeared.
To create a shortcut, you ﬁrst need to select at least one center node of an edge-node-edge pattern. Click Lines in the Legend to select all the Lines nodes.
Here we’ll shortcut the SPOKE-Lines-SPOKEN_ON pattern to a new APPEARED_ON relationship that will connect Characters to Episodes. We can copy properties from Lines to APPEARED_ON, but here we don’t need to. Enter the pattern and click Run.
We’ve now added the new APPEARED_ON relationship but our source pattern is still present. Click Category on the Legend and Lines to select all nodes of that category.
With Lines selected, press your delete key, or click the Delete icon.
This removes all Lines nodes and their connected SPOKE and SPOKEN_ON edges. We’ve now re-modeled the graph patterns to focus on characters and episodes. Save a snapshot, and we’ll continue with this data in Module 7. Preferences.
How To GraphXR: Module 7. Preferences.