The purpose of this module is quite simple – collect data from any number of maps by any criteria.
Work with any maps that reside:
- on your computer or
- on network drive or
- in your company’s server or
- in Mindjet Files.
Collect Data from any number of maps by any criteria:
- by dates (tasks that are active Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday, This week, Next week, This month…
you can specify absolutely any period in 1-2 clicks!);
- overdue tasks;
- topics with specified Icons;
- topics with specified Resources;
- topics with specified Tags (or tag groups);
- tasks with given task Progress or task Priority;
- tasks with given Effort;
- tasks that need to be split into subtasks;
- branches with given parent topic’s name (e.g., your In-trays from project maps);
- any combination of the above!
Collect Data using Templates or even without Templates:
- predefined Data Collection Templates (you can easily modify them according to your needs);
- create easily your own Templates and save them for the future use;
- collect data “on-the fly”, without template;
- create mini-templates and save them in the Map Parts pane for the future use.
Specify any Data Collection sources:
- Central Map that holds links to maps used in data collection;
- folder (and its subfolders) that holds maps used in data collection;
- Map Collection in My Maps pane.
So, you can easily collect data from any set of Maps (wherever they are located) by any needed criteria just in 1-2-3.
As a result, you get a dashboard map with all topics that match your criteria.
You will find out that each topic in that map is marked with its source and has a hyperlink to its source:
You may edit this dashboard map as you want, and then, when needed, send your changes to original maps in 1 click!
The Data Collection engine is very powerful and has a bit of AI. But… we made it as easy for use as it possible. This is like an automatic gearbox and a cruise control in your car :o)
Nevertheless, if you need more, you can carefully learn the Data Collection Configuration map and its macro language to create your own filters and fine tune them to get all power and flexibility of Data Collection engine.
In the MultiMaps documentation you can find many useful and practical tips on how to organize and take control of your projects with mind maps.