Moved from GitHub ratel/50
Posted by insanitybit:
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What you wanted to do
In dgraph-ratel the “expand” button is extremely helpful. I generally start off with a simple query and expand from there. One issue I have is that when I perform a query (especially recursive queries) the fanout can be quite large. I’d like to have a “remove” button that lets me click a node and remove it, and subsequently removes all nodes that are no longer reachable from a forward edge (that were previously reachable).
Essentially, given a graph with:
A, B, D, C
If I click “remove” on “B” it will also remove “D” as it is no longer reachable.
What you actually did
Right now I don’t have a good solution to this. Huge fanout can really bog my browser down and I end up having to create smaller queries and manually expand out with the “expand” button.
Why that wasn’t great, with examples
I model process trees in dgraph. Fanout is generally small, but once in a while a process will have massive fanout (like a background process). I’d like to be able to selectively prune out those processes without having to make overly complex queries.