Gra.fo Feature Round Up: October 2021

Watch this month's Gra.fo Round Up to learn more about our recently released features!

1. Drag and drop relationships

Relationship arrows can now be repositioned with a drag and drop action.

2. Export concept as PNG

Download a snapshot image of a concept and its immediate context.

3. Embedded image previews for link to concept

The link to concept feature now includes rich image previews.

4. Composite graphs

Link multiple Gra.fo documents together into one workspace. Separate complex models into subgraphs or extend reference documents that are used in multiple projects.

Round Up


Composite Graph Demo


Announcing new data.world Documentation Portal

We're thrilled to announce the release of our brand new documentation portal. We've remastered all our platform documentation content to make it easier to read, search, and navigate. You can now get all the answers you need in just one place!

These are some of the improvements and new navigation experiences you'll see  in our new portal:

- Home page menus

Use the top menus to navigate the documentation for specific product versions: Community docs for data.world community members and Enterprise docs, specifically written for our enterprise customers who have needs and use cases outside of the scope of our community users.

- Search improvements 

Search is one of the most important ways to find the information you need. So we’ve introduced a new search experience. When you enter a query, you’ll immediately see some suggestions. 

- Easier access to everything you need

Easy access to integrations gallery, API docs, and Grafo documentation.

Check it out at https://docs.data.world/.

Gra.fo: Share document via link

Need some quick feedback on your collaborative modeling project? Want to share your graphical view of the world with your customers or your team?

You can now share your Gra.fo model documents without requiring your audience to have a Gra.fo account or an individual invitation. Use the "Get link" option of the share menu to grant read-only access to your document to anyone you've shared the link with. 



New: Groundbreaking "deep brain" integration

data.world is very excited to announce our new deep brain integration.

Now data consumers simply need to think about what data they want, and data.world will return governed, curated data. It also supports cataloging of business terminology straight from subject matter experts.

When we originally envisioned the feature, our design inspiration was to provide an "easy button." However Jon Loyens, co-founder and CPO, famously then said "what if there was no button at all?"

A future release will support agile data governance workflows, such as data access approvals. Integration is quick and relatively painless, though upgrades require a bit of effort and minor outpatient surgery.

New Gra.fo API: Export document as TTL or OWL

Head over the Gra.fo API Documentation to learn more about how to use the Gra.fo public API to export your model as TTL or OWL. The export API is designed for use with build scripts, version control tools, integrations, or to upload your model into other tools, like data.world.

Fun fact: Ever wonder why our adorable mascot, Sparkle, is an OWL? Now you know!

Looking for the API Documentation? We've added a link to the user menu in Gra.fo:

Gra.fo supports several additional export formats from the document page. These options can be found under the File menu.


March 2021 monthly product update

Here is a roundup of some of the key features we released last month, February 2021 -- Looker metadata support, custom metadata field default edit behavior improvements, Gra.fo enhancements, and dataset sync webhook notifications.

Gra.fo navigation and linking improvements

Check out recent UX improvements to Gra.fo, our visual knowledge graph modeling tool. 

  1. To quickly zoom out to see the full graph, use the keyboard shortcut:
    OPTION (ALT) + SHIFT + 0
  2. To zoom to a specific concept:
    OPTION (ALT) + SHIFT + click concept
  3. You can now deeplink directly to a concept in the graph using the Copy link to concept option in the concept menu. Watch the video to see how we use this feature to move fluidly between a data.world catalog and Gra.fo.

Gra.fo is a companion product to data.world with a 30 day free trial of premium team features. Visit Gra.fo to learn more, or reach out to help@data.world.

Featured Search Results for Data Partners

Relevant data partners now appear at the top of some search results as featured results, making it easier to find high-quality, reliable datasets in search. Featured results are disabled for private installs.

If you’re interested in learning more about how we help teams find the right data vendors for their projects, drop us a line at concierge@data.world.


What's new? We'll tell you!

Thank you for checking out the data.world Product - What's New changelog to learn about all the new and updated features hot off the presses. We wanted to have an interactive, rapidly and frequently updated newsfeed that reflects on data.world's continuous integration and continuous deployment approach -- where multiple product releases happen every week, and the product is constantly evolving.

As always, if you have questions or feedback feel free to reach out to us at support@data.world or your Customer Success Manager, and if you are looking for older release notes, you can click here.