Visual Modeling

You can use visual modeling in the Relationship Analysis Client to create models by manually adding entities and relationships from the Toolbox. You first need to establish entity types and at least one type of relationship. After that you can either use the same entity and relationship types to populate your model, or you can continue to create additional entity and relationship types.

Another way to create and populate your model in the Relationship Analysis Client is to use metadata. To do this, add information types, in the form of entities, and then relationships between entities. Populate the model manually from within the Relationship Analysis Client by adding properties for the entities and relationships. Alternatively, you can populate the model in the Write to Model stage by mapping input fields to entity types and defining relationships.

You can also visually edit a model in Spectrum Discovery. To to this, click Model on the Discovery toolbar and then click the Context Graph Model tab. There you can visually edit entities, relationships, properties, and indexes in a new or existing Context Graph model.

Models created with visual modeling can be queried against just like models created in Write to Model or Import to Model.