Data View

Depending on the settings of the Project, you will be able to view Objects, Categories, and Processes. Viewing these various elements follows the same logic.


After you have clicked one of the buttons to open an Object Type, Classification, Reversal, or System Process, you see an overview of Objects, Categories, or Processes respectively.


This overview is sorted on date modified by default. The last column 'V' is always present and contains information about the version (date/time modified). By clicking the column heading 'V' you sort the overview on date modified. The overview can be sorted on data present in other columns by clicking a column heading, or by clicking the 'Set Ordering' button shown next to the Filter button.

Column Headings  

The columns you see reflect the settings as specified in the Data Model. Per Object Type and Classification you can select whether you want to include the Names in the overview and which Descriptions should be shown in the overview.

At the top of the overview of Objects, Categories, and Processes, a search bar is present. The text entered here searches the Names of Objects, Categories, and Processes. Additionally it searches Descriptions that have been identified in the Data Model to be searched by the Quick Search functionality. This allows you to quickly find an Object, Category, or Process without using a Filter. You can also quickly find an Object, a Category, or Process by entering the nodegoat ID in the Quick Search bar.


At the top of the overview of Objects, Categories, and Processes, you can specify the number of rows shown per page. The number of results and the total number of Objects, Categories, and Processes is also shown here. Using the page buttons, you can navigate to other pages.

Single Object, Category, or Process View  

Click one Object, Category, or Process to show the element in view mode. Click the blue 'edit' button to open the element in edit mode.

nodegoat ID  

Below the name of the selected Object, Category, or Process the nodegoat ID is shown. This identifier is used for internal and external identification of Objects, Categories, or Processes.


Relational Descriptions will display the name of the referenced element followed by an anchor icon. Clicking the name of this element opens the element in view mode.


In case one or more Sub-Objects are present, they will be shown in an overview. In case more than one kind of Sub-Objects are present, each kind of Sub-Object is accessible via a tab. All the different kinds of Sub-Objects are shown together in one overview that shows the temporal and geographical information.


The tab 'Cross-Referenced' shows all the related Objects and Categories that have referenced the element. In other words: all the incoming relationships are shown here.


In case the Discussion option has been enabled in the Project settings, the Discussion tab allows you to start and participate in discussions on the selected Object, Category or Process. Click 'Add Topic' to start a new discussion or join in an existing discussion. By clicking 'Add Credentials & Save' you add your username and a date stamp to the discussion.