The Entity Index (EI) is a table of all of the records that you have stored in a particular data folder in RIMMF.
To access the EI, you can either:
Each RIMMF record in a database has one entry in this table.
There are 3 ways to open a record in the EI:
To open the R-Tree for a record in the EI:
To delete a single record from the EI:
Always use the 'Delete' button on the Entity Index to remove records, or open the record and choose <File | Delete> or <Ctrl+F11>. Deleting the record file itself (in Windows Explorer, for example) does not delete the record's links, and these links are very central to RIMMF's role as a visualization tool.
The default sort order of the EI is by the 'shorturi' column, which is generally the same as the date the record was created.
To make it easer to scan a list and find a record, you can sort the list by any column, by clicking on the header of the column. The list above is sorted by 'Composite Key'.
After you click on a column header, a small triangle appears at the end of the column header. If it is pointing up, the column is sorted in ascending order; if pointing down, it is sorted in descending order.
You can sort on more than one column too. Follow these steps.
To undo a multiple sort, just click any column header without holding down the Shift key
The EI also supports filtering, both simple and complex.
To filter on Entity, for example, place the mouse over the Entity column header (but don't click)–a small icon representing a 'filter' should appear to the right1):
Click on the filter icon. A dropdown list that contains one item for each unique value in the column will appear.
Click on the value (or values) that you want to add to your filter:
If you click on Manifestation, only manifestation records will be displayed in the EI.
If you click on Person, only person records will be displayed.
And so on.
You can select as many values for the filter as you want.
Note that when a filter is set, an additional panel appears at the bottom of the screen. This filter panel serves a few purposes
Note: Filters are turned off as soon as the EI is closed, or whenever the EI loses focus.
For information on Custom filtering, visit this link: http://www.marcofquality.com/pages/html/devx-filtering.htm
To find records in the EI that contain a word or words:
For more details, see: How to: Search the Entity Index
To change the Font setting in this table:
You have to close and re-open the EI to make the change to the font colour take effect.