In this Session…

Before you begin…

  • Using Shortcut to simplify a graph pattern.

To follow along, download:

HowTo_06_START.graphxr

and the snapshots library:

HowTo_06_START.graphxrsnapshots


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How To GraphXR 6. Shortcut

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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:

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

  • Download the starting snapshot library (HowTo_06_START.graphxrsnapshots) for this module and drag and drop it onto the graph space. Note: the file HowTo_06_START.graphxr also provides this view.

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Before working with the Shortcut transform, we’ll load the Snapshot we took in our previous session right before merging. Click the Snapshot expand/collapse icon, then click the snapshot’s cloud icon for Snapshot # 5 to load those data.

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Now we’ll use Shortcut to organize and simplify the graph further. Go to the Transform panel => Shortcut tab.

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To create a shortcut, you’ll first need to select the center node of an edge-node-edge pattern. Click the Lines category in the Legend.

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Here we’ll shortcut the spoke-Lines-spoken_on pattern to a new relationship called appeared_on 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.

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We’ve now added the new appeared_on  relationship but our source pattern is still present. Click Category on the Legend and click Lines to select all nodes of that category.

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With Lines selected, press your delete key, or click the Delete icon.

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This removes all Lines nodes and their connected spoken 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.

Next Steps…