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This page will help you solve problems related to Universal Importer. The Universal Importer is a special analysis tool enabling you to import the results of an analysis carried out with an external analyzer (i.e. an analyzer external to CAST) into the CAST Analysis Service.

When using the Universal Importer, do not use it to create standard objects. Standard objects are ones which are already created by CAST such as J2EE objects, CPP objects, etc.

Creating standard objects can result in:

  • Items not being properly displayed in TCC
  • Incorrect metrics counts, such as function point counts
  • Missing associations between objects and their links which can affect transactions and function points 

The Universal Importer should be used only for:

  • Creating links
  • Custom languages only with a specific project (Siebel, PeopleSoft) or generic extractor

You can see more details on this in the release documentation.

For more information,

Refer to Official documentation :

Online documentation : CAST - Management Studio Help >  Infrastructure > Editors > Analysis Unit Editor > Universal Analyzer/Importer Analysis Unit Editor - Source settings tab

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Action Plan
  1. Select the section you are interested in:
  2. If you do not find the information you are looking for or solution for your problem, in this page, contact CAST Technical Support and provide below relevant input to help CAST Support team investigate your problem.

Relevant Input

  1. Sherlock (CAST Support Tool (CST) - alias Sherlock.Option to select are : Export CAST Database (Management Database and Local Database), Export logs
  2. Relevant Screenshots of the issue

Tickets # 2493, 2707 for the restrictions in the usage of Universal Importer related to standard objects.

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