Browsing Results

As you enter each step of the query into the search bar, the Data Hub Browser will dynamically return type-ahead suggestions based on the model's metadata. After you enter the original query that yields results, you can then conduct subsequent, iterative browsing that is driven off of those initial results. Within the results, you can click the search button to return all information related to that entity.
Note: If you want to change the label that is being returned for a particular entity type, you can change the property that is being used to populate that label within the model's metadata. See Changing the Labels of Entity Types.

The steps below depict a query of terrorism data from beginning to end and are looking for a 9/11 hijacker whose name we know begins with "Ah" and ends with "i".

  1. Person—We know that the people in this database are represented by an entity type of "Person".
  2. Name—We know that "Person" entities have properties called "Names".
  3. Starts With—We know the first two letters of the hijacker's name.
  4. Ah—We know those two letters are "Ah".
  5. &&—We need to use the "and" condition to search both first and last name information.
  6. Name—Again, we know that "Person" entities have properties called "Names."
  7. Ends With—We know the last letter of the hijacker's name.
  8. i—We know that letter is "i".
  9. Include results from circular traversals—We leave this box unchecked to leave out elements that occur more than once in each traversal. Click here for more information on circular traversals.

This image shows the query with all the steps in place. It returned four results, shown in the bullets below the search bar. The toggle buttons in the red box provide different methods for viewing the results. The view below is the Tree View (default); all views are discussed in more detail in the following sections.

After reviewing the results, we recognize the name Ahmed al-Nami. We click the magnifying glass next to his name and return his information, shown in the Entity Profile below. It includes five relationships, and if we click on the "Attended" relationship, we see that he attended four events. We can expand the Kandahar meeting and view the details of that event alongside Mr. Al-Nami's information.