Navigating the Graph

After your Graph Browser visualization is ready, you can start your investigations.

Navigation bar

Navigation bar

The navigation bar enables you to:

  1. Move the graph view in the clicked direction.

  2. Switch between:

    • Arrow: Enables you to select elements.

    • Hand: Enables you to move the graph regardless of selected elements.

  3. Enables you to change the zoom level.

Side bar

Side bar

The side bar enables you to:

  • Show, search, filter, sort, group and change node/links data.

  • Change the current selection.

  • Change node/links attributes (i.e: Color, label, tool tip, and so on).

Toolbar

You have several operations available:

Toolbar

  1. Undo: By default, the Graph Browser saves the last five states. With this function you can go back one step at a time, until there are no more available. You can configure the steps number in Management > Advanced Settings.

  2. Redo: Revert an undo. Note, if you undo and then perform any operation, the redo state will be lost.

  3. Filter: Add a filter to the current dashboard synchronized with the graph selection. This enables you to:

    • Do your investigation on the graph, select the vertices you are interested into, activate the filter, pin it and go back to the related dashboard to get more detailed information about those vertices.

    • If you have other visualizations in the same dashboard, it will let you have more information on the selected nodes. For example, if you have the current dashboard associated with a companies saved search, you can do your investigation in the graph, activate the filter, select some vertices and get the visualizations to show information on the selected vertices.

  4. Crop: Removes every element that is not selected

  5. Remove: Removes all the selected elements. Next to the Remove button there is a box that shows the Remove All button. This will remove the entire graph, regardless of selected elements.

    Remove all

  6. Expand: Expands the currently selected nodes. Next to the expand button, there is a box that shows advanced options for the expansion.

  7. Highlight mode: This toggles the Highlight mode. The Highlight mode moves everything to the background that is not selected or connected to a selected node or link.

    Highlighting on

    Highlighting off

  8. Layouts: Enables you to change the current graph’s layout or redraw the current layout:

    • Standard (default): Selected nodes preserve their relative position. Standard layout

    • Hierarchy: Nodes are displayed top down according to their connections. Requires at least one selected node to work. Selected nodes will be moved at the top of the hierarchy.

      Hierarchy layout

  9. Add: Opens a dialog with the following options:

    • Saved graph: Opens a dialog showing the available saved graphs. This feature adds a set of nodes and links, but does not preserve the layout you had when you saved the graph.

    • Manual Entity identifier: Select an Entity identifier to add as a node.

    • Dashboard: Select a dashboard from the list to add it to the graph.

      You can also drag a dashboard from the Dashboard menu on the left and drop it onto the graph.

    Add from saved graph

  10. Map Mode: This toggles the Map mode. The Map mode will move the nodes geographically on an interactive map. You must set up a script to configure the geographic properties of the nodes (See Graph Browser ).

    Map mode

  11. Timebar Mode: This toggles the Timebar mode. This mode displays a time bar at the bottom of the graph browser that enables time based filtering of nodes. After you enable this mode you can add or remove node types to the time bar:

    Timebar filter

    You must set up a script to configure the time property of the nodes - see Graph Browser.

    Timebar mode

  12. Save graph: Save the current graph.

    Save graph

  13. Open graph: Open a saved graph. Unlike add from saved graph, this feature preserves the saved graph layout.

    Open Graph