Enter your first Data

Now that you have a first Data Model and Project in place, you can go to 'Data' and start entering data. Click on your Object Type 'Person' and click on 'Add Person' to add your first Object.

Enter a 'Family Name', a 'Given Name', a 'Bio', select an 'Image' from file or a URL, and enter 'VIAF id' (you can find a VIAF id at viaf.org).  

In the Sub-Object Editor you can click on the '+' button next to the name of each Sub-Object to open the selected Sub-Object. The 'Birth' and 'Death' Sub-Objects only have a single '+' button because these Sub-Objects have been configured as 'Single' Sub-Objects. The 'Place of Residence' Sub-Object has a single and a double '+' sign as it was not set to 'Single'.   All Sub-Objects which have been configured to be multiple will have a single and a double ‘+’ button meaning that you may create multiple of these in each Object.

Click on the single '+' sign for each Sub-Object and enter a date for the birth and death and enter a period for the place of residence.   Specify a Location Reference for each Sub-Object by finding an Object of a City. Start to type in the input field with the magnifying glass and click on one of the cities that appears.

You can either enter data of your own, or use this data about Jacob Grimm (VIAF id: 31997136, d.o.b.: 04-01-1785, p.o.b.: Hanau am Main, d.o.d.: 20-09-1863, p.o.d.: Berlin, place of residence: 1830-1837, Göttingen):

Once you are finished entering your data, click 'Save Person'. Click 'Cancel' to close the Person input fields or start entering your second Object in the emptied input fields.

Tip: to quickly save an Object press the 'Enter' or 'Return' key and continue entering a next Object in the emptied fields.

You now see this first Object appear in the overview of Objects:

Click on the name of the Object to open the Object in view mode:

To edit this Object, either click the blue 'edit' button in view mode, or click the blue 'edit' button in the overview of Objects.

Click the   icon to visualise this Object geographically. The Geographic Visualisation is covered in the Guide Run the Geographic Visualisation.