Directed Analysis

Directed Analysis executes an analysis on a number of search paths, then generates and opens a filtered report. Typically, the results generated by a directed analysis are easier to work with than those generated by a full analysis because of the large volume of reference data generated in a full analysis. Also, a directed analysis executes much faster than a full analysis.

To set the parameters for your database analysis, select Tools, Directed Analysis. The Directed Analysis dialog appears.

Image: Directed Analysis

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Directed Analysis. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Directed Analysis

Note: The analysis macro(s) and report filters referred to in this section are saved in the analysis.xml and ouputfilters.xml files respectively, and are not related to saved search paths.

Field or Control


Execute Analysis Macro

Select the type of analysis you want to perform from the dropdown list. The options are Find AE programs, Find URLs, and SAMPLE_MACRO.

Note: To add new macros, edit the analysismacros.xml file in the Change Impact Analyzer installation directory.

After Analysis Generate HTML Report

Select this check box to generate an HTML report after the analysis is complete.

Output to Directory:

Specify the directory to which you want the report placed.

Using Filter:

Select which filter to use during the analysis. The options are Common Definitions and Testable Definitions.

Note: To add other filters, edit the outputfilters.xml file, found in the Change Impact Analyzer installation directory.

Open HTML Report when Complete

Select to open the HTML report when the analysis is complete.