Relationships can be changed between nodes in a VDT by dragging one node on top of another. 

This is only possible if dragging mode is enabled (see below)



The child node must be dragged on top of the parent node until the circle in the parent node changes colour. The node can then be dropped and a line will form from the parent node to the child node to indicate the relationship. The steps are visually displayed below


Step 1 – The child node (in this case a KPI type node) is dragged towards the parents' node (red box). In this case, a relationship can either be formed with the parent node highlighted in the red box or the VDT node highlighted in the purple box as this node also has yellow interactive boxes displayed.




Step 2 – The child node is dragged over the parent node until the circle changes colour from yellow to green. The node is then released.


Step 3 – Upon release, the relationship is formed between the parent and child node, indicated by the grey line.





VDT: Descriptions of icons on the display page



Please note VDT changes are saved automatically.


The section highlighted in red is displayed below and functions explained as follows:




  1. Zoom out – Decreases the zoom level on the graph
  2. Reset zoom – Resets the zoom level to the default value
  3. Zoom in – Increases the zoom level on the graph
  4. Copy VDT – Copies the entire VDT to a specified folder within the current root folder. Linked VDT nodes in the copy will still be linked to the original VDTs. The VDTs associated with each of the nodes must be copied and re-linked separately if an entire copy is needed
  5. Enables VDT Legend and status colours display. Node dragging can also be enabled or disabled in the dropdown. See ‘status view below for more information’
  6. Selects the view from a list of views predefined in the root folder and example of the drop-down can be seen below:


7. Contains links to the following Analysis Pages:

    • Sensitivity Analysis
    • Attribution Analysis

8. Downloads the current VDT in Excel format, with or without node comments


Status View


This view will display the node as either red, amber or green depending on the status of the node. For example, if the value of the node is lower than the target for that particular node and the trend is selected to be upward, the node will be displayed red. 


If a node is displayed as grey in the status view, it is most likely missing a source of information such as a KPI or VDT linked to that node.