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Page overview

This topic introduces the Explorer page to help you learn more about Explorer's functions.

The Explorer page consists of two modules navigation bar and canvas.



After logging into Explorer, select a graph space and click on it to unlock query and exploration functions in the left-side navigation bar.


Click the icons in the left-side navigation bar to import, analyze, and explore graph data. The descriptions of the icons are as follows:

Icon Description
query Enter VIDs or tags to query data. For more information, see Ways to query data.
filter Search for target vertexes displayed on the canvas. For more information, see Filter vertices.
expand Perform explorations on the vertices on the canvas by setting edge directions, steps, and filtering conditions.
commonNeighbor Select at least two vertices on the canvas to search for their common neighbors.
findPath Find all paths, the shortest path, and the non-loop paths from the source to the destination vertex.
propertyView Choose whether to display the properties of vertices or edges on the canvas.
hide Hide the selected vertices and edges on the canvas.
hideReverse Hide the unselected vertices and edges on the canvas.
Revoke Undo the action in the previous step.
Redo Restores the action that was previously undone.
snapshot View historical snapshots. For more information, see Canvas snapshots.
graphSpace View all graph spaces. Click a graph space to create a canvas corresponding to it.
Help View Explorer documents and NebulaGraph forum.
Setup View your account and shortcuts, edit languages, limit returned results, and clear connection.
Console Query data by entering nGQL statements. Querying results are imported on canvas. For more information, see Explorer console.


Graph data can be displayed visually on a canvas. The canvas consists of the following parts:

  • Tabs on the Top
  • Visualization modes
  • Data storage
  • Search box
  • Layouts
  • Minimap
  • Data overview

For more information, see Canvas overview.

Last update: March 13, 2023
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