Enter Data

Introduction

The Dragon1 platform has two applications for entry of data entities:

Read more about importing data using CSV files via Architecture Repository.
Read more about importing Excel Sheets (XLSX) via the Import application.

The starting point of the entering data manually via Collaboration application is the Data Dashboard.

dragon1 populated data dashboard

Enter Data via the Data Dashboard.

The Data Dashboard shows over 60 out-of-the-box Entity Classes (Object Types) in for which data entities can be entered right away.

The color of an Entity Class box in the data dashboard will change depending on the number of items in the Data List for that Entity Class.

By clicking on a panel, you will enter the Data Entities Lists for the Entity Class.

Additional Entity Classes can be added to the Data Dashboard by picking them from the other 200 Entity Classes in the Settings application.

Data can be entered one by one or by batch.

Key Data Entities

The key entities (or data objects) to create or enter in the repository are:

  • Cabinet
  • Dossier
  • Folder
  • Atlas
  • Atlas Page
  • Atlas
  • Model
  • Relationship
  • View
  • Visualization
  • Architecture
  • Concept
  • Capability
  • Principle
  • Element
  • Process
  • Data Object
  • Application
  • Service
  • Server

How to enter data

To enter data:

  • Log in.
  • Click 'Collaboration' in the left side menu.
  • Click 'Data Dashboard' to navigate to the Data Dashboard.
  • Click on a tile (e.g. Process or Application).
  • Click on the Add button.
  • Enter a Name for the Entity Class (process or application).
  • Enter a description.
  • Optionally add an image
  • Click on the 'Save' button.
dragon1 populated data list

Populated Data List.

dragon1 enter data

Enter Data.

Add Batch of Data

Use the following steps to enter a Entity Classes by batch:

  • Log in.
  • Click 'Collaboration' in the left side menu.
  • Click 'Data Dashboard' to navigate to the Data Dashboard.
  • Click on 'Process' or 'Application' (or any other Entity Class).
  • Click on the 'Add Batch' button.
  • Enter a list of names as indicated by the dialog.
  • Click the 'OK' button.

The list of data is added in batch to the Data List.

dragon1 add batch

Add Batch.

Add a Document Link

Follow these steps to enter a document link:

  • Log in.
  • Click 'Collaboration' in the left side menu.
  • Click 'Data Dashboard' to navigate to the Data Dashboard.
  • Click on 'Process' or 'Application' (or any other Entity Class).
  • Click on an item in the Data List.
  • Click on the 'Edit' button.
  • Enter a URL in the Document / Visualization Link field.
  • Click on 'Save'.

When this data entity is clicked upon in a visualization in the Viewer, at the left, in the menu bar, a link button button is shown that contains the link provided here.

To see all the available document or visualization links, click on the Relationships button in the Viewer and click on toggle links.

Add a Highlight Link

To enter a highlight link:

  • Log in.
  • Click 'Collaboration' in the left side menu.
  • Click 'Data Dashboard' to navigate to the Data Dashboard.
  • Click on 'Process' or 'Application' (or any other Entity Class).
  • Click on an item in the Data List.
  • Click on the 'Edit' button.
  • Enter Highlight:name in the Document / Visualization Link field. The Name will be the name of an entity of the visualization.
  • Click on 'Save'.

When this data entity is clicked upon in a visualization in the Viewer, the related data entity is highlighted in a different color.