Explore your models from the dashboard
The model explorer provides a new way for you to experience your store's data model structures. View, organize, and interact with your models through a visual interface within the dashboard. All of your store's data models are represented in the model explorer, including store settings and custom models.
Canvas view that displays within the dashboard
Search for models, fields, and relationships (edges) between models
Displays field descriptions like name, type, and the field's definitions
Clicking a field displays the JSON representation directly from the database
Reflects changes to data models in real time
Accessing the model explorer
From your store's dashboard, the model explorer is listed under the Settings tab:
Interacting with models in the explorer
You can move and arrange the models by selecting and dragging them within the model explorer. Any models that have a relation to another model keep their relationship intact while being moved.
Note: The arrangement of models does not persist beyond a current session, so reloading the model explorer will return your models to their original positions.
You can move around the canvas by clicking and dragging. Alternatively, you can move vertically by scrolling. Holding Ctrl while scrolling up will zoom in, and holding Ctrl and scrolling down will zoom out.
The explorer also features navigation UI:
Bottom right navigation menu:
Bottom left map:
The search results are categorized and displayed by type. Results show models, fields, and edges–the relationships between models. All parts of a model are searchable and can be found through the search bar. Selecting a result will take you to that instance's location within the model explorer.
Interrelated models are represented within the model explorer by a purple thread featuring a name based on the relation type.
Viewing a field description
When selecting a specific field, the model explorer displays the JSON field definition. This can be used as a reference to see backend values for a particular field or array.
The model explorer is a new way of visualizing the relationships between your store schema. Use it as a reference for insight into your store's functionality, and see how specific changes may impact the rest of your models.