The number next to each group indicates the number of unique entities within it. For example, in the above screenshot there are 5 unique "MudType" entities, each of which could be connected to one or more events.
Each group within ConnectionViewer can be expanded to reveal the individual entities that make up the group:
The number next to each entity is the number of events in which it was found for your current view. For example, "Spud Mud" is connected to 36 events.
Typing characters into the "Search" text entry field will filter the list of entities. Search performed here is based on exact character matches:
When this is done, the numbers next to the entity groups will show as "(X/Y)", where 'X' is the number of entities in that group that match the text entered and 'Y' is the total number of unique entities in that group. For example, in the above screenshot 2 out of a possible 19 "Important Action" entities match the search criteria ("shut").
Entity groups are not searched for / filtered by typing in the "Search" field. For example, typing "action" will not return the entity group "Action".
Entities can be applied as filters to your Timeline view, just like events (see Event Filters).
Selecting the '+' next to an entity term will add it to the Entity Filters container in the header:
Any number of entities can be added to the Entity Filter container, and all of them can be applied at once by clicking "UPDATE & APPLY":
Applying the Entity Filters container filters your entire Timeline view and adds all of the entities to your URL. In this case, "shut down" has been applied and the Timeline view now only shows the 10 events connected to it:
Within the ConnectionViewer, instead of clicking '+' you can also click the entity's name or number to replace your current view with the Timeline of your selection.
For example, instead of clicking the '+' next to "shut down" to add it to the Entity Filters container, clicking the text "shut down" will open a Timeline view of all events connected to the concept of "shut down":
This allows you to quickly and easily orient your view around new entities of interest.