Entity Management

Learn about the Essential facets of Entity Management in Innoslate

Features Available in this Section

Feature Description
Delete an Entity Deleting an entity from the entity view in Innoslate allows you to remove a specific element.
Duplicate an Entity Discover how to duplicate entities in Innoslate, allowing you to create exact copies of existing elements for reuse or modification purposes.
Lock Entities Learn how to lock entities in Entity View in Innoslate, ensuring the preservation and integrity of specific elements from unintended modifications
Restore Entities Deleting a project in Innoslate permanently removes the selected project and all its associated data.
Transform Entities Explore the process of transforming entities in Entity View in Innoslate, enabling you to convert and adapt an entity to a different metadata types.
Add Images on Entities Enhance your entities in Entity View by learning how to add images, enriching visual representation on Innoslate.

Delete an Entity

To delete an entity and remove it and all references to it from the database, focus your attention on the toolbar. Find the red button labeled Delete and click it.



Upon clicking, a new pop-up will appear asking if you are sure about deleting it. If you confirm, the entity will be deleted and you will be returned to the previous page.


Duplicate an Entity

To duplicate an entity/create an entity with the same class as well as defined attributes, focus your attention on the toolbar. Find the dropdown labeled More and click on it to expand it.



With the More dropdown open, select the option labeled Duplicate and the web page will automatically navigate you to a copy of the entity, allowing you to make any changes without modifying the existing entity.



The new entity’s name will be prefixed with Copy of to indicate that it is a copy of the specified entity.


Lock Entities

To prevent editing of attributes and relationships of an entity, you can lock the entity if you have the right permissions. This prevents any other users from changing the values once they have been set, making the entity immutable. To achieve this, focus your attention on the toolbar, there you will find the button labeled Lock if you have the right permissions. Clicking it will lock the entity and grey out all the fields, indicating that the file can no longer be modified.



Once an entity has been locked, you may unlock the entity and allow its fields to be editable again by clicking the Unlock button located in its place in the toolbar. This will restore the entity back to its original state where people can freely edit it once more.


Restore Entities

To restore an entity to a previous version, or to otherwise view the entity’s edit history, focus your attention on the toolbar near the top of the view. Find the button labeled history and click on it. When clicked, a popup will appear displaying all recorded changes to the entity.



When the entity’s history popup is open, you can scroll through the history and see any changes that were made, when they were made, and who made them. You can leave without making any changes by clicking the Ok button, but if you would like to restore the entity to any of the versions displayed in the popup, click on the button labeled Revert next to the latest modification that you would like. Upon clicking that button, the entity will restore to the state at the time of that change and refresh the page.


Transform Entities

To transform an entity, which changes the entity class to something other than the original and have all the shared attributes copied over, focus your attention on the toolbar. Find the dropdown labeled More and click on it to expand it.


With the More dropdown open, select the option labeled Transform and the dropdown will expand to reveal your choices to transform the current entity into.



From the options listed in the dropdown, make your selection of entity class, then click on the associated label. Then the page will refresh to the newly transformed entity, with all the attributes that were previously existing present if they were compatible. 

Add Images on Entities

1.   From the left side-bar in the ‘Entity View’ or any ‘Metadata’ tab found in the left sidebar throughout Innoslate, click the ‘Upload’ button located below the entity’s placeholder image.


2.   This causes your web browser’s ‘Open’ file dialog to appear. Browse and select the image you would like to add to an entity and click the ‘Open’ button.

3.   Once your image has finished uploading, a thumbnail of your selected image will be displayed instead of the placeholder image. Remember to save by clicking the ‘Save’ button located on the entity row or toolbar throughout Innoslate, to persist your changes to your project’s database.

* Note:

  • Placeholder images are displayed for every entity when an image has not yet been added.
  • Placeholder images are composed of a black background with the name of the schema-based class centered in the foreground.


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