Analysis Service editor

This section provides a detailed description of the Analysis Service editor. This editor essentially provides a means for you to edit the configuration of an Analysis Service installed on your Database server (Name, Portal URL,  associated Applications, associated Environment Profiles etc.).


  • An Analysis Service is used to store results of analyses.
  • Analysis Services are automatically defined using the Discover option following the addition of a database server
  • The user name and password used to access the Analysis Service will be the same as used in the parent Database server, although they can be overridden using the Credentials section below. Please see CAST Management Studio - Rights for more information about how server access rights and permissions are handled in the CAST Management Studio.

Main field headings and options

This table lists the field headings that are always visible:

- Name Displays the name of your service.

Because the service has been "discovered" either:

  • from the information automatically defined during the installation process using the CAST Server Manager "Combined" option - see the CAST Installation Guide for more information
  • or via the Discover option when a new Database server is added via the Services view

...the name will be identical to the name of the corresponding database on your Database server.

It is NOT possible to modify the name of a service.

Synchronize Please see Synchronize.
Cleanup desychronized applications This option enables you to cleanup any Applications that are no longer referenced in the CAST Management Service (and thus not visible in the Applications view), but which are still referenced in the current Analysis Service. At some point in time a Stop Managing an Application action will have been applied to these Applications:

Select the Applications you wish to cleanup and click Finish to completely remove them.

Upload Source Code for viewing in CAST Dashboard Please see Upload Source Code for viewing in CAST Dashboard.
Remove database lock Use this option to remove any locks that may have been set on the snapshot computation engine in the current Analysis Service.

For example, if the connection between the client and server is lost for whatever reason during the snapshot generation process, then a lock will be set by the server preventing any further snapshot processing (you will see the error message: "Compute Metrics REJECTED: A snapshot is already being processed - the operation requested can not be completed now.").

The option is indented to reset this type of lock so that you can continue processing your snapshots.


  • Before using the option, make sure that no connection is currently running a snapshot generation - running two concurrent computations on the same database will produce erratic results.
  • In most circumstances, locks will be removed from the server automatically (indeed this is the recommended action), but this process can take a long time. This option is designed to override this automatic unlocking process.
Review Dynamic Links Please see Reviewing Dynamic Links.
General tab

The General tab displays various options for your Analysis Service:

- Version Displays the version of your Analysis Service as installed in CAST Server Manager. This field is read-only.
- Credentials This option enables you to override the username and password defined in the Database server editor for the service's parent server. In other words, if the username and password used in the Database server editor is not appropriate or has unrestricted rights (for example), you can use this option to input another username and password that will be used whenever the CAST Management Studio interacts with the Analysis Service.

To enable the option, place a check mark in the Credentials tick box and then enter an appropriate User and Password. You can test the connection using the Test Connection option.


  • This option is NOT available when editing an Analysis Service installed on a CAST Storage Service.
  • The Trusted option, if selected, flags the connection as trusted - there is then no need to enter a user or password (these fields will be disabled).
  • Please see CAST Management Studio - Rights for more information about how server access rights and permissions are handled in the CAST Management Studio.
Service Unique ID The Service Unique ID refers to the unique ID of your Analysis Service as registered in the Management Service (MNGT database).

This ID is determined automatically by the CAST Management Studio when you use the Discover option on a Database Server in the Services view (or when you first connect to the CAST Management Studio following a combined installation of all CAST database services).

Please let the CAST Management Studio manage this ID - as such, you should only modify this ID if requested to do so by CAST Support.

Test connection Use this option to test the connection to the server hosting the service as defined in the Database server editor.

If the Credentials option is activated, then the Test connection option will use the User and Password defined in the relevant fields in this editor to test the connection to the server hosting the service.

The Portal section defines the location of the CAST Discovery Portal associated to the current service:

URL Enter the URL of your Discovery Portal in the form:
  • http://server:port/CASTAD/OpenAIP
  • or however your portals are configured...

This will be used to open the CAST Discovery Portal when you select the option Open URL option described below.

Open URL Click this option to open the URL defined in the URL field described above.
Applications tab

The Applications tab displays all Applications currently assigned to the Analysis Service:

Name Names of the Application
Current Version Name of current Version (of source code) assigned to the Application
Database subset Displays the Database Subset mode in use for the given Application. See the Modules tab in the Application editor for more information.
Application ID A unique ID for the Application - this is used to identify the Application, more particularly in the CAST Delivery Manager Tool.
Environment Profile tab

Use this tab to manage your custom Environment Profiles.

Manage Please see Using the Environment Profile Manager for more information.
Import Please see Importing/Exporting Environment Profiles.
Notes tab

The Notes tab is simply an area that you can use to make notes or remarks about the selected item.

Editor buttons

The following buttons are available in the view:

Minimize > Minimize the entire window
Maximize > Maximize the entire window
See Also

Dashboard Service editor | Measurement Service editor

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