For any of the expansion operations, you can define the style for the links which are
added to the chart. You can decide what the label of the link should be and set whether to
chart multiple links between two entities as individual links or merge them together.
There are two ways that you can specify the link style to
In the New or Selection pages of the Data Sources Task Pane, see Setting up Association and Timeline options.
In the Charting Settings:
Right-click on the chart background and select database is the name of the
Click the Link Style tab of the Charting
Select the type of label for your link in the Link Label area:
- From database assigns the label given to
the link in the database.
- Type name is the type of the link. This
mimics the behavior of the Analyst's Notebook when you insert a
- Occurrences is the number of links in the
connection. This is useful when there are large numbers of links
between two entities and either single or directed connections
are to be used (see below).
- Sum numeric is useful when dealing with
links that have numeric labels, for example the value of a
financial transaction. If these links are to be charted as
single or directed connections (see below), the values of the
labels of all of the links that are combined are added together
and the resulting value is used. No account is taken of
Select the style in the Connection Style area:
- Single is one link between the two
entities. Multiple links in the database between the two
entities will be compressed into one link on the chart.
- Directed is up to one link in each of the
four directions (no arrow, arrow on one end, arrow on the other
end, arrows on both ends). Multiple links in the same direction
in the database between the two entities will be compressed into
one link on the chart, resulting in a maximum of one link in
each of the four directions.
- Multiple is any number of links in any
direction. Each link in the database will be charted
Note: At any time, you can reset all
of the options on the Charting Settings dialog back to
their default settings by clicking