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Neo4j Browser - Display Node Properties (In addition to ID property) #2004

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andrewpugliese opened this Issue Feb 18, 2014 · 5 comments

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By default the browser application's stream (output) section only displays the ID properties of the nodes in the graph db. I have added several nodes with additional properties and relationships. When the graph is displayed in the stream window I only see default ID inside of the node pictures. When I click on the node a popup will show all my properties.
Currently you can only display node-property OR node-id as caption, use the popup dialog that shows when you click on a node or relationship.

Can you have neo4j display arbitrary amounts of properties and or id's.

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akollegger commented Feb 18, 2014

Hello @andrewpugliese. Thanks for the feature request. What are you doing when you want to see arbitrary amounts of properties and/or id's? Are you debugging the data, or showing it to someone else, or comparing values between different nodes / different parts of the graph? Is it important that the values are statically viewable (not interactive by hover or clicking, or whatever)? Is it for disambiguating nodes which otherwise are styled the same, based on their properties?

Knowing what you're doing will help us design the best solution.

Thanks,
Andreas

Andreas,

Thank you for responding for my feature request.

Actually I was just becoming familiar with your product and I noticed that just seeing the ID was not helpful in understanding what the nodes represented. I see that the ID was necessary for uniqueness, but it would be beneficial to see some natural key. It was through StackOverflow when I asked for some assistance because i did not see how to do this that it was explained how I could do this with the Style.

It was actually suggested on So to ask for a feature. I can see that it not a big priority but appreciate your getting back to me.

Regards
Andrew

On Feb 18, 2014, at 6:57 PM, Andreas Kollegger notifications@github.com wrote:

Hello @andrewpugliese. Thanks for the feature request. What are you doing when you want to see arbitrary amounts of properties and/or id's? Are you debugging the data, or showing it to someone else, or comparing values between different nodes / different parts of the graph? Is it important that the values are statically viewable (not interactive by hover or clicking, or whatever)? Is it for disambiguating nodes which otherwise are styled the same, based on their properties?

Knowing what you're doing will help us design the best solution.

Thanks,
Andreas


Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHub.

Andrew Pugliese
andrew@puglieses.net

I would also find this useful. Being able to configure the label that is drawn on a graph view would be super-helpful in exploring data through the visualization. node ids don't carry any context. having an arbitrary property (i.e. as determined by the query through some syntax) drawn as the statically visible (i.e. not requiring any interaction to see) label on the nodes in the graph view would allow me to scan the graph result without having to open and juggle a bunch of contextual pop-ups.

Andreas,

Thank you for your inquiry. Sorry about the delayed response. My request
was from a newcomer's perspective. I had just started exploring Neo4j and
the graph visual certainly illustrates what the graph looks like. However
the text that appeared was the unique internal Id and had no intuitive
information about what was in that node. I could tell the node types and
the relationships. But what was the natural key associated with each node
in the graph. I learned afterwards that there was a way to change this
through right clicking and selecting some menu option (which I forgot).

I honestly felt it would a big plus to have this as a default behavior.
Now all I would have to do is print the graph or show it to someone and
they could see the relationships.

Thanks very much.

Regards
Andrew

On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 6:57 PM, Andreas Kollegger <notifications@github.com

wrote:

Hello @andrewpugliese https://github.com/andrewpugliese. Thanks for the
feature request. What are you doing when you want to see arbitrary amounts
of properties and/or id's? Are you debugging the data, or showing it to
someone else, or comparing values between different nodes / different parts
of the graph? Is it important that the values are statically viewable (not
interactive by hover or clicking, or whatever)? Is it for disambiguating
nodes which otherwise are styled the same, based on their properties?

Knowing what you're doing will help us design the best solution.

Thanks,
Andreas


Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHub
#2004 (comment).

naisanza commented Jan 18, 2017 edited

Followed the answer given here http://stackoverflow.com/a/35617249/2015890

In browser version 2.0.1 graph you can click on the entity name at the top of the graph. At the bottom of the graph there becomes options for size of the circles/nodes and the color of the circle/nodes. Just to the right of that, the option is there to select a different property to display in the graph.

  1. Click label
  2. Select property to display
  3. Save GRASS

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