How to GraphXR
6. Shortcut
In this Session...Before you begin...
* Using Shortcut to simplify a graph pattern.To follow along, download:


and the snapshots library:

1How To GraphXR 6. Shortcut
2Before 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.
3Before 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.
4Now we'll use Shortcut to create a simpler graph focused on characters and the episodes in which they have appeared.
Open the Transform panel and Shortcut tab.
5To 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.
6Here 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.
7We'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.
8With Lines selected, press your delete key, or click the Delete icon.
9This 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.