Grouping with begins with

Feb 24, 2015 at 12:22 AM
Edited Feb 24, 2015 at 12:25 AM
I am new to nodexl. I have 3 groups and the prefix of the vertex is how it is differentiated, for example A_item means it is in group A.
Now my question is how will i group them using the prefix.
I tries filtering the item with begins with criteria and then using add selected items to group but when i take the group vertices sheet some items of group b (i.e item starting with B_) is shown in group A.

My aim is to give different shapes and color to each group
Feb 24, 2015 at 12:33 AM

Thank you for the interest in NodeXL!

NodeXL can group vertices in 3 ways: by connected component, by clustering algorithm, or by vertex attribute.

It sounds like you want to group by the last of these, vertex attribute.

I propose that you add a column to your Vertices worksheet called "Group".

Add the group assignment for each vertex to this column. You may be able to copy the existing group-prefix named vertices and use Excel to break the cell on the "_" character to populate this column more automatically.

Once properly attributed, you can now use the NodeXL>Analysis>Groups>Group by vertex attribute feature to place each vertex into a group based on this assignment.

Please note that you may want to configure the NodeXL>Analysis>Groups>Group options feature to select which level - Groups or Vertices - will control the display attributes of each vertex. In other words, NodeXL can assign color and shape based on group assignment or allow the vertex level attributes to "shine through".

You may want to use the NodeXL>Visual Properties>Autofill columns feature to select data attributes to govern display attributes.

You may also want to use the NodeXL>Show/Hide>Workbook Columns>Visual properties feature to reveal the normally hidden workbook columns that control the look of each edge, vertex and group. Once revealed, you may edit these values in each cell directly. Use the NodeXL>Graph>Refresh graph to push the updated data to the graph display pane.


Feb 24, 2015 at 4:10 AM
Thanks for the reply... it was problem with the group option...