Editing and organising Nodes

Renaming Nodes

  1. In List View, select the Node to be renamed.
  2. Right click and select Node Properties.
  3. Enter desired changes to the name and click OK.

 

Merging Nodes

After you have been coding your data for a while, you may notice that you have created two similar nodes and need to merge the contents of both into one node.  

To merge two nodes:

  1. In List View, select the node to be merged into another node.
  2. Right click and select Cut.
  3. Select the destination Node.
  4. Right click and select Merge into Selected Node OR Merge into New Child Node (the latter selection requires you to name the new child node)
  5. Select the checkboxes for the options you wish to be included in the merge.
  6. Click OK.

 

Deleting Nodes

  1. In List View, right click on a Node.
  2. Select Delete.

A node can also be deleted by selecting it and hitting the Delete key.

All coding will be lost for deleted nodes. Consider renaming or merging nodes instead.

 

Uncoding

Sometimes you may need to uncode a reference from a file or a node – perhaps the coding was inappropriate, or you may have inadvertently coded the data to the wrong node.

Where data is coded at multiple nodes, you can uncode data from one node without uncoding from the others.

To uncode a reference/s from a file:

  1. Open the file and select the reference to be uncoded.  
  2. From the Document tab, select Uncode.
  3. In the Select Project Items dialog box, tick the node/s you want to uncode from and Click OK.

To uncode a reference/s from a node:

  1. Open the node and select the reference to be uncoded. 
  2. From the Node tab, select Uncode.
  3. In the Select Project Items dialog box, tick the node/s you want to uncode from and Click OK.

 

Creating Node hierarchies

When working with nodes you can create hierarchies of nodes as you develop concepts. For example, you may have the following nodes relating to mentoring and want to create a hierarchy with mentoring as a higher-level concept.

Mentoring nodes

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To do this, select the negative and positive experiences nodes and drag and drop them over the mentoring node. This action makes the moved nodes Child nodes and mentoring the Parent node.

Parent and child nodes

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References coded at Child nodes are not automatically included in the Parent node. To include the coding of Child Nodes in the Parent Node you can turn on aggregation by editing the properties of the parent node. To do this simply right click on the parent node, then select Aggregate Coding from Children.