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Feature Inserter

Network Base Plug-in version 4.4.0.v202104131348 by KNIME AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Inserts features from a data table into the network. The object to attach the feature to is detected by the available ids per feature.
  1. No id -> feature is attached to the graph
  2. Node id -> feature is attached to node
  3. Edge id -> feature is attached to edge
  4. Edge and node id -> feature is attached to the end specified by the node and edge id

Special features are:

  1. label (string): Node/edge feature that specifies the label. The label is used for the name of an object.
  2. is_target (boolean): End feature that specifies the target node of an directed edge.
  3. relevance (float): Node/edge feature that specifies the relevance of the object [0-1]. Used in the filter nodes to filter objects by setting the relevance feature to 0 and filtering all objects for this feature.
  4. weight (float): Edge/end feature that specifies the weight of an edge or node edge pair.
Features should not start with the prefix "knime_" since this is reserved and used for KNIME internal features such as the unique network id.

The input table is optional. A single graph feature can be added without an input table by providing the feature name, type and value in the node dialog.

An example table that inserts values for nodes, edges and end objects and that has a column per id, attribute name, type and value would look as follows:
NodeIdEdgeIdFeature nameFeature typeFeature value
node1 ? labelstringnode1Label1
node1 ? nodeFeature1float0.1234567
node1 ? nodeFeature2integer123456
? edge1 labelstringedge1Label
node1 edge1 weightfloat0.5
node1 edge1 endFeature1booleantrue
node1 edge1 endFeature2uriwww.Network.eu
In order to use this table select appropriate columns for the node and edge id, the feature name, type and value.

An example table that contains only one value per object would look as follows:
node1 0.1
node2 0.2
node3 0.3
In order to add these values to the nodes select the node id and value column and enter the name of the feature in the attribute


Node ID column
The name of the column that contains the node id column.
The edge ID column
The name of the column that contains the edge id column.
Name column
The name of the column that contains the attribute name. If the none option is selected the user can specify the name in the Feature name field.
Type column
The name of the column that contains the type information. If the none option is selected the type for all features is specified by the Feature type select box.
Feature name
The name of the feature. Only enabled if the none option is selected in the name column select box.
Feature type
The type for all features. The node determines the feature type from the data type of the value column if the '[based on value column]' option is selected. This option is only enabled if the none option is selected in the type column select box.
Value column
The column that contains the feature value. Select the none option if the default value should be used for all objects.
Default value
The default value to use if no value column is selected or if the value cell is a missing cell.

Input Ports

Existing network
Optional data table with the features

Output Ports

Updated network

Best Friends (Incoming)

Best Friends (Outgoing)



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