I'm trying to import data for a phased swim lane diagram from excel to yED. The phases should become columns in yED. Currently I'm using a complicated work around. In short: I import groups for each cell of the table layout, manually add a Table node, manually move each group in the structure view so the Table becomes its parent, manually reposition each group to the target cell in the Table, ungroup the groups and run the swimlane layout. How can I do this more elegantly? Result is shown in image below:
With groups for all objects in one lane, a hierarchical left to right layout gives visually great results in lanes, but phases are ignored. Result in shown in image below:
Alternatively: would it be possible to add functionality for a second (vertical) grouping?