The File pre-processor generates database tables that Change Impact Analysis reads to perform impact analysis. The pre-processor scans SQL, SQR, SQC, DMS, COBOL, and PSScript files and extracts the names of definitions referenced by these files.
The File pre-processor generates the following tables:
To run the File pre-processor, select Tools, File Pre-processor.
You do not need to run the File pre-processor every time you start Change Impact Analyzer—only when there have been changes to any of those files scanned for impact analysis.