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There are many ways to search for data in Sentinel Visualizer.

From the Home Page

  • Search for Entities
  • Search for Relationships
  • Search for Entities and Relationships based on their connections or lack of connections to each other (Dataset Builder and Advanced Dataset Builder)

Home Page Panel

Home Page Search Panel

Search Menu

Search Menu

You can then view the list of results, open the details on individual ones, export the list to Excel, and send them to the Visualizer to see them on the link analysis diagram for further analysis.

From the Visualizer Diagram

Once you send data to the Visualizer Diagram, you can perform additional searches and filters:

  • Find an entity (Ctrl+F) based on its name
  • Add Entities by searching for them
  • Data Refinement to keep entities and relationships meeting additional filters
  • Get Links to add new Entities limited by the Data Refinement criteria

Visualizer Toolbar

Visualizer Toolbar Entity Add and Find

Entity Data Refinement

Entity Data Refinement

Relationship Data Refinement

Relationship Data Refinement

Visualizer Toolbar Get Links to Add Entities

Get Links

Entity Search displays the recent list of entities with options to send them to the Visualizer, view their details, generate reports, and export to Excel. The Name search is quick and easy on the main form. The Advanced button offers more detailed options.

On the Visualizer, Add Entities uses the same process for finding the entities to add to your diagram.
Entity Refinement uses the same Advanced features to limit the entities on the Diagram and Get Links.

Relationship Search displays the recent list of relationships with options to send them to the Visualizer, view their details, generate reports, and export to Excel. Searching based on an entity is on the main form. The Advanced button offers more detailed options.

On the Visualizer, Relationship Refinement uses the same Advanced features to limit the entities on the Diagram and Get Links.

The Dataset Builder lets you select entities and relationships based on their relationships to each other.

The Dataset Builder Form displays options with increasing refinement.

Dataset Builder formDataset Builder Form

The number of entities and relationships for each option are shown in parenthesis. Selecting any of the first 4 options sends the data to the Visualizer diagram.

Easily select the entities and relationships by type, and how they are linked or not linked to each other. You can choose one or more Entity Types and Relationship Types:

Filter by Entity and Relationship TypesFilter by Entity and Relationship Types Form

The last option, Advanced, launches the Advanced Dataset Builder Wizard which offers more options for selecting entities and relationships. It includes the Advanced features of Entity Search and Relationship Search to find names, numeric and date range values, and document text content.

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