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File Analyzing

Clicking on the Analyze button finds the impact of the previously loaded files. The analyze will cover modifications of Core layer objects that are overridden or overtaken in Cust layer, but also any use of a Core layer object, where the interface is modified somehow, in a Customized file. The tool will also analyze if a modified interface is affecting any configuration extracted from IFS Applications. At the end of the process a summary about the analyzed files is displayed and the table content will be filtered so only the impacted files are shown in the Main Grid. Additionally, Overtakes and Overrides columns will change to Modified Overtakes and Modified Overrides. It is possible to view all files or filter them further by using the Quick Filters on the top of the grid.

Note: If files had been filtered using Quick Filters prior to analyzing the data, only the filtered files will be analyzed. This is done to improve the performance of the analyzer. If you later changed filters, then only those filtered files will be visible when the Impacted only is selected.

File Impact

Initially after loading the files, the Impact columns of the files are shown as Not Analyzed. After analyzing, they can change to No Impact, Low, High or Unknown, where No impactis by default filtered out. Tick out the checkbox "Impacted Only" to show all files.

Meaning of Impact value differs for Layered and Non-Layered files, in difference to issues from the Interface Reference Report where the meaning of the impact is independent of the layer. Layer Impacts are displayed in one column, and Interface Impacts are displayed in another. If there are several impacts in the same file, the highest impact of each type is displayed in the overview.

Not Analyzed files

Files might be excluded from being analyzed, both when it comes to layer impact and interface impact, of several reasons. Core version of layered files are for example never analyzed for interface impacts, and configuration files are never analyzed for layer impacts. Also the file type matters; only plsql, views, rdf and cs source code files, projection and scheduling model files, plus all configuration files are analyzed for interface impacts. When it comes to layer impacts, almost all known file types in IFS Applications are analyzed as long as they contain text, i.e. binary files are not analyzed. Files with any kind of incorrect syntax might be excluded as well but this depends on the incorrectness itself. Since the Layer impact analysis and the Interface impact analysis are totally separated, a file can e.g. have a layer impact but Not Analyzed as interface impact, or vice versa.