Data Menu


The Data Menu Contains:

  1. Save
  2. Save as...
  3. Manage Properties
  4. Revert Changes
  5. Reload
  6. Trigger On Demand
  7. Paste Merge
  8. Export to CSV
  9. Export to TSV

If you are the owner of the dataset or have been given rights to edit the data, then any changes that you make to the dataset may be saved using the save options and this will overwrite the previous data

If you wish to preserve the original data and create a copy of the original with any changes, then the save as option should be used

Any unsaved changes to the data may be undone by using the Revert Changes option

Data Save

The save option is accessed from the Data option on the menu bar or the keyboard shortcut CTRL + S (CMD S for Mac) may be used

The option to save the data will depend on the user’s access level to the dataset and any unsaved changes that have been made to the dataset

The Save function will overwrite the open dataset with any changes as displayed in the changes section of the footer


If the user does not own or have edit rights to the dataset being accessed, then this will be indicated by the Read Only message being displayed in the header bar


When using the Data - Save option a summary of changes will be displayed as well as confirming the last modification date & time


Note: Once a dataset has been saved with any changes, the footer bar will reset and reverting changes will not be possible

Data Save as

Selecting the save as... option from the menu bar will open the save as window where you choose to either save a copy of the dataset with any changes without altering the base


Or you can choose to save as the dataset as a draft so that any changes may be imported into other datasets


For more detail on Drafts see Drafts

When using the Save as option to create a copy of a dataset any property tags and alternative property keys will be copied from the source dataset however neither dataset permissions, property permissions or dataset tags will be copied

To view a video on the difference between Save and Save as click the thumbnail to open the video in a new browser tab

Save & Save as

Note: It is not possible to use the Save as option when working with linked datasets.
It is however possible to save as the From and To datasets, but they will need to be linked in Settings with the original links dataset first exported to csv and then uploaded to the newly created links dataset


The option to Reload data is useful when changes have been made to the dataset within the Property Manager while the dataset is open on workspace


Selecting either:

  • A. Reload option on Data menu
  • B. Reload button

Will reload the data for the current dataset and apply any changes made since dataset was last opened or refreshed

Trigger on demand

Select this option to run any On demand expressions in the dataset

See On Demand Expressions for more details

Export Data to CSV or TSV

Data from a dataset may be exported directly from Orgvue workspace to a CSV or TSV file for use outside Orgvue

To export the content of a single slide see Export Canvas Content

To export the data from a dataset, select Data from the menu bar then Export to CSV or TSV as required image

The Export data window will then be presented with the following options to configure your export


  1. File Name for export
  2. File type selector: pptx, pdf, csv or tsv
  3. Checkbox option to include timestamp in filename
  4. Slides: Export All or Current slide only
  5. Advanced settings: Select to expand
  6. Nodes: all nodes or just those currently selected. The number of nodes selected is shown in the footer
  7. Properties: all properties (including any evaluated and calculated property results) or export only those properties selected in the data tab
  8. Columns Headers: Select to use Property keys or Display names as columns headers in export
  9. Property Order: Select from Use Order defined in settings, Alphabetical A-Z, or Alphabetical Z-A
  10. Save export preferences

To adjust the order of properties using the Property Manager in Settings see Reorder Properties

For detail on the different ways to select multiple nodes for export see Selecting Nodes

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