Data Source: Cloud Storage

Using this option, you can import network data recorded in Google Drive or Dropbox formats, including matrix data from spreadsheets and other forms of network interaction recorded in documents.

Figure 1: Cloud Storage import page.

Click the “Import from Cloud Storage” button. Under the Cloud Storage tab, users may choose to enter a name to identify their dataset (e.g., “Netlytic-Dynamic Networks”) enabling them to locate the data set at a later time under the “My Datasets” tab.  (see Figure 2).


Figure 2: Cloud storage import screen.

Users have the option to select a file from either a google drive or drop box. Click on the appropriate button and in the next pop up window, you may select the file(s) you’d like to import and click the “Select” button (see Figure 3).


Figure 3: Cloud storage file selection window.

Finally, after users have selected the file, simply click the “Import” button. If Netlytic was able to successfully gather data for the specified file, the screen will show the number of records (see Figure 4).

Cloud Storage_Import SuccessFigure 4: Cloud storage successful import.

If, however, the file did not include specified headers, you will see the message: “The system failed to locate where each message header in your text file begins” (see Figure 5). If this message appears, follow one of the three options provided: (1) Manually identify the header; (2) Split the file evenly; or (3) Split the file, one message per line.

Cloud Storage_Import FailureFigure 5: Cloud storage import failure.