Hi! I can’t succeed in making a graph out of my data. I imported a table but the graph button is unavailable. Is there any manual for this?
There are several ways to build a graph for table data. One of them is with the help of creating a graph building template.
So you describe it to the app how you would need the data to be viewed, which data is linked and describe the same object, which is the key data, etc.
To create a template you should use the “Add creation template”. In the popped up window, in the right part of which you can pick objects from the onthology or create your own. In the bottom part you will see the names of the columns of the table that you imported. By dragging these names into the areas of the selected objects you can form a template for creating a graph.
Here you can also indicate which fields should be considered as key fields and which should be viewed in your schema. For example there may be multiple rows in your table with data on the same telephone number. If you indicate that this number is the key parameter the app will understand that those rows describe the same object.
If the number is not a key parameter then the app will consider those rows describing different objects. Also you can categorize links between objects. For example ‘A-friends-B’ or ‘A-colleagues-B’. Very soon you’ll be able to read about these features in our User guide. It will be available here.
Ok, I’ll be waiting. Sometimes it’s quite difficult to get it without a manual.
We’d be grateful if you could share with us your ideas on how to improve Lampyre, so that we could make it better for you and more user friendly. Apart from the User guide which will be available soon, you can check out our youtube channel where we post video-guides so that getting to know Lampyre is easier for our users.
Why not make the template creation automatic? Technically it’s possible to always put the name field into the object.
Yes, sure we could make it automatic, but it would seriously limit your possibilities. Different objects may have same fields. For example, the Name parameter is applicable to objects Person, Twitter account, Facebook account, etc. Also you can create your own object with the fields which correspond to your tasks. For example, an object Person which will combine information on all social networks altogether - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. There is one more reason not to automate the process - links between objects. We don’t know beforehand which kind of links you will need to use. For example, the Work column in your table may just be describing your object Person or it may be a separate object which links multiple persons.