Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Components
  3. Business services
  4. File listeners
  5. Fixed-width file formats
  6. Hierarchical schemas
  7. Intelligent structure models
  8. Mapplets
  9. Saved queries
  10. Shared sequences
  11. User-defined functions



Navigating the intelligent structure

Navigating the
intelligent structure

You can enlarge or shrink the intelligent structure in the Visual Model tab to better view the nodes. You can drag the model across the screen to focus on a specific part of the model.
A grouping of data fields is displayed as a node with child nodes. For example, the input data might contain the text
Tatanya Morales
, a first and last name. The intelligent structure represents the name with a
parent node, a
child node, and a
child node. The following image shows the parent and child nodes:
A model contains a tree-like structure. A node can contain child nodes.
You can collapse parent nodes, for example, if an
intelligent structure
is large, and contains parent nodes with very many child nodes. When you collapse nodes, all child nodes remain in the intelligent structure but are not displayed. To collapse a node, click the node and select
. The following image shows a model with a collapsed node:
The intelligent structure contains a collapsed node that is symbolized by a plus sign.
You might find it difficult to trace the input for the intelligent structure if the input has very lengthy rows of data. You can select to view the input in word-wrap format. If you do not word wrap lengthy input rows, only part of each row is displayed. Wrapping the text does not affect the intelligent structure or the input format. To wrap text, select
Word wrap
. The following image shows data in word wrap mode:
The input display rows are word wrapped so that each row displays the complete row.
You can locate specific nodes in large or complex intelligent structures. Click
to open the Find pane and enter the node name string you want to locate. A list of nodes whose name contains the string is displayed and those nodes are highlighted in the model. The list shows the short path with the last 2 nodes of the path. To show the full path to the nodes unselect
Display results short path
Find nodes in the model
After you locate specific nodes in a structure you can then select from the list the nodes of interest and select one of the actions on those nodes:
  • Exclude. Excludes the nodes from the visual model
  • Include. Includes the nodes in the visual model
  • Expand. Shows the nodes that had been collapsed
  • Collapse. Hides the portion of the model under the nodes
  • Change Type to String. Changes the type of the node to string
  • Replace. Replaces the string in the node names with a string that you enter
Apply to Selected
to perform the action on the nodes you selected.
Beside tracing the node input data, you might want to find out other information about a node. You can view the accuracy of the algorithm results, possible node types related to the node, and sample data in the input file that corresponds to the node. To view information about a node, click the node and select
Open Data
. The following image shows data for a node named
The node information dialog box displays the accuracy of the algorithm results and the data sample on which it was based.

Updated August 03, 2020