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Summary: this pages describes all analysis configuration options that are available for the Oracle Forms and Reports technology.

AIP Console

AIP Console exposes the Technology configuration options once a version has been accepted/imported, or an analysis has been run. Click Forms to display the available options:

Technology settings are organized as follows:

  • Settings specific to the technology for the entire Application
  • List of Analysis Units (a set of source code files to analyze) created for the Application
    • Settings specific to each Analysis Unit (typically the settings are the same as at Application level) that allow you to make fine-grained configuration changes.

You should check that settings are as required and that at least one Analysis Unit exists for the specific technology.

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Dependencies are configured at Application level for each technology and are configured between individual Analysis Units/groups of Analysis Units (dependencies between technologies are not available as is the case in the CAST Management Studio). You can find out more detailed information about how to ensure dependencies are set up correctly, in Advanced onboarding - review analysis configuration and execution for AIP Console.

Analysis Units

For Oracle Forms and Reports, there are no Analysis Unit level settings available. You can however:

Analyze a specific Analysis Unit (and all Analysis Units within the Execution Unit), specifically for testing purposes.

Disable or enable the analysis of a specific Analysis Unit, when the next Application level analysis/snapshot is run. By default all Analysis Units are always set to enableWhen an Analysis Unit is set to disable, this is usually a temporary action to prevent an Analysis Unit from being analyzed.

CAST Management Studio

Introduction to analysis configuration options

The CAST Management Studio has three levels at which analysis configuration options can be set:
  • The options available at this level are valid for all Applications managed in the CAST Management Studio.
  • These are the default options that will be used to populate the same fields at Application and Analysis Unit level. If you need to define specific options for a specific Application or Analysis Unit, then you can override them.
  • If you make a change to a specific option at Application or Analysis Unit level, and then subsequently change the same option at Technology level, this setting will NOT be mirrored back to the Application or Analysis Unit - this is because specific settings at Application and Analysis Unit level have precedence if they have been changed from the default setting available at Technology level.
  • The options available at this level set are valid for all corresponding Analysis Units defined in the current Application (so making changes to a specific option will mean all Analysis Units in that specific Technology will "inherit" the same setting). If you need to define specific options for a specific Analysis Unit in a specific Technology, then you can do so at Analysis Unit level.
Analysis Unit
  • Options available at this level are valid only for the specific Analysis Unit.
  • An Analysis Unit can best be described as a set of configuration settings that govern how a perimeter of source code is consistently analyzed.
  • Analysis Units are automatically created when you use the Set as current version option to deploy the delivered source code - as such they correspond to Projects discovered by the CAST Delivery Manager Tool. However, they can also be created manually for situations where no Analysis Unit has been automatically created for a given project.
    • When the Analysis Unit has been created automatically, options will "inherit" their initial configuration settings from the discovery process in the CAST Delivery Manager Tool (i.e. "project" settings). Where an option could not be defined automatically via the CAST Delivery Manager Tool, it will "inherit" its initial configuration settings from those defined at Technology level and at Application level.
    • Analysis Units that are manually defined will "inherit" their initial configuration settings from the settings defined at Technology level and at Application level.
  • Modifying an identical option at Technology level or at Application level will automatically update the same option in the Analysis Unit editor unless that specific option has already been modified independently in the Analysis Unit editor.

Some settings at Application and Analysis Unit level have a "Reset" option - using this will reset the option to the value set at the parent level:

Auto-configuration validation

Technology / Application level

Using the Technology level or Application level options, validate the settings for your packages. Make any update as required. These settings apply to the Technology or Application as a whole (i.e. all Analysis Units):

Analysis Unit level

To inspect the auto-generated analysis configuration, you should review the settings in each Analysis Unit - they can be accessed through the Application editor:

Technology options

The available options for configuring an analysis are described below. Note that some options are not available at specific levels (Technology/Application/Analysis Unit):

Source Settings

This tab shows the location of each type of source code in the Analysis Unit - this is determined automatically by the CAST Delivery Manager Tool. You should, however, review the configuration and make any changes you need:

Extraction pathThe file based location of the parent .uaxdirectory file (resulting from the output of the CAST Oracle Forms Extractor). This field is read-only.
Table Sizes Folder

XXL table Quality Rules are performance related Quality Rules that help detect incorrect or poorly performing SQL queries running on XXL tables. XXL tables can be defined as extremely large tables, containing a large amount of data. The threshold that determines when a table is considered to contain a large amount of data can be configured by the user using the Assessment Models editor in the CAST Management Studio (Contextual Parameters tab) - the default is 100,000.

In order to enable these XXL tables Quality Rules it is necessary to provide the analyzer with table row size information. This can be done using the Table Size Folder option.

See XXL and XXS tables rules enablement for more information.


The settings in this tab govern how the source code is handled by the analyzer - only available at Application and Technology level:

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Directory for Code Viewer filesIf you would like to be able to view the source code of your Forms/Reports analyses in CAST Enlighten, the CAST Discovery Portal or the CAST Engineering Dashboard, then you need to configure this option: enter a full path to a local or network folder. During the analysis, the Forms analyzer will create the files in the selected folder necessary for source code to be viewed by the CAST applications listed above. A sub-folder will be created for each analysed Application that contains Forms/Reports Analysis Units.

Note the following:

  • Write access to the folder is required when running an analysis.
  • Read access to the folder is required when using CAST Enlighten, the CAST Discovery Portal or the CAST Engineering Dashboard to view the source code of your Forms/Reports analysis.
  • Make sure you have sufficient free space in the selected folder. 30% of the total size of the Forms/Reports delivered for analysis will be sufficient.


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Dynamic Links Rules

See the CAST Management Studio help for more information about this global option.

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