Data Panel

The Data panel contains the data structure configured and available to your project. By default, it is located at the top left corner of the DG Solution Builder workspace, in a tab behind the Project panel.


The location of the Data panel

The data structure shown in the Data panel is a tree structure consisting of nodes. The data structure depends on your configured data sources. Therefore, the nodes in the data panel might be very different from those in the image below.


The Data panel


Get Information about a Node's Children

To get more information about the children of a node, you can use the Get Children dataflow block. This block tells you whether the children of the node are metrics with values or histories, as well as other information about the children. To read more about the information stored in the Get Children block, see Get Children.

  1. Open the Dataflow window for some item in the project. For example, you could right-click the Stage in the Outline, and select Dataflow.

  2. Drag a node from the Data panel into the Dataflow window.

    A Get Children dataflow block is added.

  3. Click Table to open the output table of the Get Children block.

    The table opens in a pop-up.


Get Other Information about a Node

You can get other information about a data node using the Get Node dataflow block.

  1. Open the Dataflow window for some item in the project. For example, you could right-click the Stage in the Outline, and select Dataflow.
  2. In the Dataflow window, expand Data Services, and click Get Node to add a Get Node block to the dataflow.

  3. Click the red title bar of the Get Node block to select the block.
  4. Drag the node from the Data panel to the path property of the block, and then press Enter or Return.

    The information about the data node is displayed in the Dataflow window's properties panel.