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Enterprise Miner: Connection lines - how do I add angles (vertices) to them?

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Enterprise Miner: Connection lines - how do I add angles (vertices) to them?

Hi there,

I am currently working on SAS Enterprise Miner (v4.3) and I am creating quite a complex model, with connection lines all over the place.

The diagram looks a little sloppy because I only know how to create straight lines. However I noticed that sometimes SAS automatically adds an angle to some lines, thus allowing me to create L shaped connections.

I was wondering if there is a way for me to manually do that to some connection lines? That would greatly improve the presentation of my diagram!

Thank sin advance for the help

Regards,

P.


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‎08-16-2017 02:28 PM
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Re: Enterprise Miner: Connection lines - how do I add angles (vertices) to them?

There are not any methods to add angles or vertices to the connecting lines; however, you might consider using one or more Control Point nodes in your diagram.   The Control Point node does not process the data but merely serves as a connecting point to help connect one or more predecessor nodes to one or more subsequent nodes.  Suppose for instance that you had fit 5 different models and you wanted to connect each of them directly to a Model Comparison node, a Score node, and a SAS Code node.   This would ordinarily take 15 connections (5*3=15) but you can put a Control Point in between the modeling nodes and the final nodes which would require only 8 connections.  You could connect each of the 5 modeling nodes to the left side of the Control Point node and you could create 3 more connections to connect the Control Point to the Model Comparison node, the Score node, and the SAS Code node requiring 5+3=8 total connections.   You could likewise use a Control Point to serve as a vertex to move your lines away from the rest of the flow to make the diagram look less cluttered. 

I hope this helps!

Doug

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‎08-16-2017 02:28 PM
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Posts: 179

Re: Enterprise Miner: Connection lines - how do I add angles (vertices) to them?

There are not any methods to add angles or vertices to the connecting lines; however, you might consider using one or more Control Point nodes in your diagram.   The Control Point node does not process the data but merely serves as a connecting point to help connect one or more predecessor nodes to one or more subsequent nodes.  Suppose for instance that you had fit 5 different models and you wanted to connect each of them directly to a Model Comparison node, a Score node, and a SAS Code node.   This would ordinarily take 15 connections (5*3=15) but you can put a Control Point in between the modeling nodes and the final nodes which would require only 8 connections.  You could connect each of the 5 modeling nodes to the left side of the Control Point node and you could create 3 more connections to connect the Control Point to the Model Comparison node, the Score node, and the SAS Code node requiring 5+3=8 total connections.   You could likewise use a Control Point to serve as a vertex to move your lines away from the rest of the flow to make the diagram look less cluttered. 

I hope this helps!

Doug

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