Data Entry

Once you have a Project and Data Model running, you can enter data in the Data module. Here you create new Objects in a Type or new Categories in a Classification. nodegoat follows your custom Data Model and will use the names of the Types and Classifications you have created throughout the interface. This means that you will never encounter a button like 'Create new Object in Type'. Rather, buttons will contain the name of the Type or Classification as specified in the Data Model. If you have created a Type called 'Letter' you will be able to navigate to this Type in the Data module and click 'Add Letter' to create a new Object in this Type.

Add / Edit / Delete an Object or Category

To add an Object or Category, click 'Add [name of Type/Classification]'.

To edit an Object or Category, click the blue 'edit' button at the relevant Object or Category.

To delete an Object or Category, click the red 'del' button at the relevant Object or Category.

When you add a new Object or edit an existing Object, you spicify the name of the Object, a number of Object Descriptions, and a number of Sub-Objects. Whether you use a fixed field for the name of an Object, the number of Object Descriptions, and Sub-Objects is configured in the Data Model module.

When you add a new Category or edit an existing Category, you spicify the name of the Category, and a number of Category Descriptions. Whether you use a fixed field for the name of a Category and the number of Category Descriptions is configured in the Data Model module.

Name

A single line input field. Enter a single line string (max 5000 characters). The name of an Object or Category stores unformatted characters.

Object Descriptions and Category Descriptions

String

A single line input field. Enter a single line string (max 5000 characters). A string stores unformatted characters.

Type

This Object Description is a search box with wich you can query the referenced Type. One Object Description can contain multiple relations to the referenced Type.

Classification

This Object Description is a search box with wich you can query the referenced Classification. One Object Description can contain multiple relations to one Classification.

Reversed Classification

A relation to a Reversed Classification, not editable.

Integer

An integer. Whole number, no decimals (max 11 digits)

Text

A multi-line input field. Enter non-formatted text.

Text (layout)

A multi-line input field. Enter formatted text.

Text (tags & layout)

A multi-line input field. Enter formatted text. In this Object Description, words can be related to other Objects. To create a textual relation, select a word and click the green 'object' button that appears. Select a Type and find one or more Objects. To edit a textual relation, click on the relationship and click the blue 'object' button. Click the blue '&' button to re-use a previously used relation. Click the blue '+' button to select the last used relation. Click the red 'x' button to remove an existing relation.

True/False

A true/false field.

Date

A date field, using the following date formats:

  • y (1687)
  • -y (-800)
  • m-y (03-1687 / 3-1687)
  • m--y (03--800 / 3--800)
  • -m-y (-03-800 / -3-800)
  • d-m-y (09-03-1687 / 9-3-1687)
  • d-m--y (09-03--800 / 9-3--800)
  • -d-m-y (-09-03-800 / -9-3-800

Media

Upload any kind of media (i.e. png, pdf, mp3).

Media (External)

Link to external media resources (e.g. http://url.com/map.png or http://youtu.be/jm1os4VzTgA)

External

An external relation using URIs. URIs can be plain URLs, or can be retrieved by connecting to the nodegoat Linked Data module to dynamically query SPARQL/API resources like VIAF or Wikidata. Enter a string to query the linked data resource connected to this Description. Click the grey 'filter' button to select a different linked data resource. Click on the funnel icon to open the filter that has been configured in the Linked Data module.

Sub-Objects

In case a Type is configured to contain Sub-Objects, the Editor for Sub-Objects will appear. Unique Sub-Objects can be added by clicking the '+' button. Non-unique Sub-Objects can be added by clicking the '+' button or the '++' button. The '++' button will open a popup that allows you to predefine multiple Sub-Objects.

Sub-Object Dating

Based on the settings of the Sub-Object, you can either specify a period by means of Date Start and Date End or a single Date. The formats as specified for the Date Object Description are available. When a period can be specified, a checkbox is available to enable ongoing periods ("Infinite / no ending date"). If the date is taken from another source, the date is not editable.

Sub-Object Location

Based on the settings of the Sub-Object, you can select a Reference or Point for the location of the Sub-Object (the Area option is not available yet). When you select 'Reference' you can select a Type and Sub-Object. If one or more of these options are locked, the locked options can not be selected. When you select 'Point' you can either enter a latitude and longitude value or click on the green 'map' button to select a point on a map. If the location is taken from another source, the location is not editable.

Sub-Object Descriptions

Based on the settings of the Sub-Object, Sub-Object Descriptions can be added. These have the same options as the Object Descriptions. Relational Sub-Object Descriptions can contain only one relation.

Save an Object or Category

Click 'Save [name of Type/Classification]' to save an Object or Category.

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