# Graph exploration¶

The graph exploration can be performed from the following four aspects:

• Expand
• Common Neighbor
• Search for Path
• Inspect Property

## Prerequisite¶

Make sure that there are vertices on the canvas. For more information, see Start querying.

## Expand¶

In the navigation bar on the left side of the page, click to open the Expand panel. You can double-click on a vertex or right-click to select multiple vertices for expansion. On the panel, you can edit edge types, select the direction of edges, change the color of vertices, custom steps, and add filtering conditions.

Parameter Description
Edge type All edges in the graph space are displayed and selected by default.
Direction Define the edge direction for the selected vertices, including Outgoing, Incoming, and Bidirect.
Vertex Style Group by vertex tag: The target vertices are displayed in the same color as the corresponding tag.
Custom Style: You can customize the color of the target vertices.
Steps Single: Customize the number of steps from the selected vertex to the target vertex.
Range: Customize the step range from the selected vertex to the target vertex.
Filter Query target vertices by filtering conditions.

Note

The system saves the current configurations on the panel. When you double-click or right-click on a vertex for exploration, the exploration will be performed based on the saved configurations.

## Common Neighbor¶

In the navigation bar on the left side of the page, click to open the Common Neighbor panel. You can select two or more vertices on the canvas and query their common neighbors. When the selected vertices have no common neighbor, the default returns **There is no data.

For information about selecting two or more vertices, see Basic operations.

## Search for Path¶

In the navigation bar on the left side of the page, click to open the Search Path panel. You can select two vertices on the canvas. The first selected vertex is the source and the second is the destination vertex by default. You can also customize the type and direction of edges, specify the number of exploration steps, and select the query path type.

Parameter Description
Edge Type All edges in the graph space are displayed and selected by default.
Direction Define the edge direction for the selected vertices, including Outgoing, Incoming, and Bidirect.
Query Type All path: Request for vertices and edges in all paths from the source vertex to the destination vertex.
Shortest Path: Request for vertices and edges in the shortest path from the source vertex to the destination vertex.
NoLoop Path: Request for vertices and edges in non-loop paths from the source vertex to the destination vertex.
Steps Customize the number of steps from the source vertex to the destination vertex.
Filter Query target vertices by filtering conditions.

## Inspect Property¶

In the navigation bar on the left side of the page, click to open the Inspect Property panel. Properties of vertices or edges can be hidden or displayed on the canvas.

Note

• Vertex properties are displayed on the canvas only when the zoom ratio is greater than 90%, and properties are automatically hidden when the zoom ratio is less than 90%.
• Edge properties are displayed on the canvas only when the zoom ratio is greater than 100%, and properties are automatically hidden when the zoom ratio is less than 100%.

Last update: February 10, 2022