Schema Data Elements

Mastering Schema Data Elements: Understanding Classes, Labels, and Relations in the Schema Editor

Elements Available in this Section

Element Description
Class Learn the fundamental element of Schema Editor which allows you to categorize and classify elements based on their characteristics/attributes in Innoslate.
Attributes Learn how to create an Atribute for a Class in the Schema Editor.
Labels Learn how to utilize labels from Schema Editor, providing a flexible way to tag and categorize entities, enhancing organization and search ability in Innoslate.
Relations  Learn about the power of relationships from Schema Editor, allowing users to establish connections and dependencies between different entities on Innoslate.

Class

From the ‘Schema Editor,’ you can customize the current set of classes defined in your project’s database schema.

Note, that in order to perform each of the customization tasks outlined below, it is necessary to first have “Classes” highlighted in the ‘Schema’ tab of the left sidebar. This toggles the view to display a list of the currently defined schema-based classes.

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Adding a New Class

  1. Within the ‘Schema Editor,’ ensure “Classes” is highlighted in the left sidebar.
  2. Click the blue ‘New Class’ button located on the toolbar.

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  3. The view will update to display a ‘Create New Class’ form. Here you can quickly type in the name, description, and other attributes of your new class. There is also an option for your new Class to be ‘Abstract’ which serves as a blueprint for child classes.  This means that entities cannot be this exact class but the new class created will inherit relationships and attributes if they are assigned as a child of a class.

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  4. When you have finished entering information, click the ‘Save’ button located on the toolbar to persist your changes to your project’s database schema.

Editing an Existing Class

  1. Within the ‘Schema Editor,’ ensure “Classes” is highlighted in the left sidebar.
  2. Locate the class you would like to edit and click the Edit’ button on the right within the class’ displayed row.

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  3. The view will update to display an ‘Edit’ form, where you can change the attributes of the existing class.

    edit-class-form

    Note that the ‘Schema Editor’ only allows users to edit attributes of user-defined classes added to the default schema. All classes already included in the schema by default are locked.
  4. Click the ‘Save’ button located on the toolbar to persist your changes to your project’s database schema.

Hiding a Class

  1. Within the ‘Schema Editor,’ ensure “Classes” is highlighted in the left sidebar.
  2. Locate the class you would like to hide and click the Hide’ button on the right within the class displayed row.

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  3. If you’d like to show an already hidden class, click the Show’ button on the right within the class’ displayed row.

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Class Attributes

An attribute is an inherent characteristic or quality of an entity. It further describes the entity, enhancing its uniqueness. Every attribute has a name and a specified data type. We applied the LML definition of an attribute to the individual pieces of information which can be stored within an entity.

Under each Class's page within the Schema Editor, there is an Attributes table for users to add attributes to classes. Below is the Attributes Table for the Artifact class, for reference. 

Innoslate‘s default database schema includes the eight mandatory LML attribute data types (Text, Number, Boolean, Percent, DateTime, URI, Enumeration, and GeoPoint) and five additional attribute data types (Big Text, File, Duration, Quality, Computable and Multiplicity).

When adding an Attribute with the blue 'Add Attribute' button on the top right of the table, a new row will appear to allow users to give it an Attribute Name, select its data 'Type' (Data type options are described in the previous paragraph), select the order that the Attribute will appear in Innoslate, add in choices if using a data type like Multi Select, and choose the default choice for that particular attribute, if applicable.

The options to the very right allow users to hide/show (Eye icon) the Attribute in the project. Note that attributes that are built in will not be available to hide, so those will be grayed out, like the File and Date Published attribute as shown above. The 'X' next to the Eye Icon will remove an attribute.

 

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Labels

From the ‘Schema Editor,’ you can customize the current set of labels defined in your project’s database schema.

Note, that in order to perform each of the tasks outlined below, it is necessary to first click on “Labels” in the ‘Schema’ tab of the left sidebar. This toggles the view to display a list of the currently defined schema-based labels.

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Adding a New Label

  1. Within the ‘Schema Editor,’ ensure “Labels” is highlighted in the left sidebar.
  2. Click the blue ‘New Label’ button located on the toolbar.

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  3. The view will update to display a ‘Create New Label’ form. Here you can quickly type in the name, description, and other attributes of your new label. There is also an option for your new Label to be ‘Automanaged.’ Automanaged labels are created for when documents are created.  All entities contained within the document are automatically given this label so that users are able to query their project’s database for entities found in that document.

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  4. When you have finished entering information, click the ‘Save’ button located on the toolbar to persist your changes to your project’s database schema.

Editing an Existing Label

  1. Within the ‘Schema Editor,’ ensure “Labels” is highlighted in the left sidebar.
  2. Locate the label you’d like to edit and click the Edit’ button on the right within the label’s displayed row.

    edit-label-button

  3. The view will update to display an Edit’ form where you can change the attributes of the existing label.

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    Note that the ‘Schema Editor’ only allows users to edit attributes of user-defined labels added to the default schema. All labels included in the schema by default are locked.
  4. Click the ‘Save’ button located on the toolbar to persist your changes to your project’s database schema.

Deleting a Label

  1. Within the ‘Schema Editor,’ ensure “Labels” is highlighted in the left sidebar.
  2. Locate the label you’d like to delete and click the Delete’ button on the right within the label’s displayed row.

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    You can also delete a label from the Edit’ form.

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    Note that the ‘Schema Editor’ only allows users to delete user-defined labels added to the default schema. All labels included in the schema by default are locked.

Hiding a Label

  1. Within the ‘Schema Editor,’ ensure “Labels” is highlighted in the left sidebar.
  2. Locate the label you would like to hide and click the Hide’ button on the right within the label’s displayed row.

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  3. If you’d like to show an already hidden label, click the Show’ button on the right within the label’s displayed row.

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Relations 

From the ‘Schema Editor,’ you can customize the current set of relations defined in your project’s database schema.

Note, that in order to perform each of the tasks outlined below, it is necessary to first click on “Relations” in the ‘Schema’ tab of the left sidebar. This toggles the view to display a list of the currently defined schema-based relations.

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Adding a New Relation

  1. Within the ‘Schema Editor,’ ensure “Relations” is highlighted in the left sidebar.
  2. Click the blue ‘New Relation’ button located on the toolbar.

    create-new-relation

  3. The view will update to display a ‘Create New Relation’ form. Here you can quickly type in the name, description, and other attributes of your new relation.

    create-new-relation-form

  4. When you have finished entering information, click the ‘Save’ button located on the toolbar to persist your changes to your project’s database schema.

Editing an Existing Relation

  1. Within the ‘Schema Editor,’ ensure “Relations” is highlighted in the left sidebar.
  2. Locate the relation you would like to edit and click the Edit’ button on the right within the relation’s displayed row.

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  3. The view will update to display an edit form, where you can change attributes of the existing relation.

    edit-relation-form

     

    Note that the ‘Schema Editor’ only allows users to edit attributes of user-defined relations added to the default schema. All relations included in the schema by default are locked.

  4. Click the ‘Save’ button located on the toolbar to persist your changes to your project’s database schema.

Hiding a Relation

  1. Within the ‘Schema Editor,’ ensure “Relations” is highlighted in the left sidebar.
  2. Locate the relation you would like to hide and click the Hide’ button on the right within the relation’s displayed row.

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  3. If you’d like to show an already hidden relation, click the Show’ button on the right within the relation’s displayed row.

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