Deleting individual nodes

Oct 19, 2013 at 8:07 AM
My question is one that's pretty simple...

How do I go about deleting individual nodes from my graph in NodeXL?

I just started using it, and I'm playing around with the functionality of it all, but I'm having a hard time figuring out to delete a node I'd rather have gone from an imported database?

Could anyone tell me how this is done?
Oct 19, 2013 at 5:23 PM
Edited Oct 19, 2013 at 5:49 PM
Well, you can't just delete the vertex's row from the Vertices worksheet, because if the vertex is also included in an edge on the Edges worksheet, then NodeXL will add the vertex back to the Vertices worksheet when you refresh the graph. Instead, you have to set the vertex's Visibility to "Skip", which will force NodeXL to skip the vertex and any edges that are connected to it when the graph is refreshed. "Skip" means "pretend that this row doesn't exist."

Here is one way to do that:

1) Right-click the vertex in the graph pane.

2) In the right-click menu, select Edit Selected Vertex Properties.

3) In the Vertex Properties dialog box, set Visibility to "Skip" and click OK.

The vertex and any edges connected to it will be removed from the graph, although the vertex will still have a row on the Vertices worksheet.

You can select multiple vertices prior to step 1 if you want to skip more than one vertex.

-- Tony
Marked as answer by ViRALiC on 10/20/2013 at 12:29 AM
Oct 20, 2013 at 7:29 AM
That is exactly what I was looking for.

Thank you very much Tony!