Linking Structured Data II

  • Red circles collapse and expand their branches.
  • Add a mapping between objects in different trees by clicking on one and then dragging to an object in the other tree.
  • Mappings are one-to-one. When an object is in a map, it can not be used in a new one.
  • Maps can be deleted by clicking on their line.
  • The mapping can be saved, and downloaded through the "Save Mapping" button.
  • Click on this box to minimize it

This client wanted to link multiple datasets. When an event in a dataset contains dozens of fields, it can be difficult to convey all the connections one wants &emdash; particularly if the database queries and coding are far from the actual decision makers.

This tool created a visual way to link fields in two datasets so that the managers could make their intent clear.