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|Summary: CAST AIP 8.3.16 introduces a number of features and changes as listed below. To view the impacts of these changes on analysis results, see: Changes in results post upgrade.|
The CAST Database Extractor now supports:
The parent technical criterion for this rule was incorrectly set to "61020: Programming Practices - Modularity and OO Encapsulation Conformity", but it has been changed to "61014: Programming Practices - Error and Exception Handling". See also Changes in results post upgrade - 8.3.16.
Dynamic Links rule files now function with SAP BusinessObjects and SAP PowerBuilder analysis results.
Some changes have been made to the structure of the Dashboard and Analysis Service schemas to reduce the potential size of the Dashboard Service schema tables DSS_LINKS and DSS_LINK_INFO:
Data (links with IDs from 11000 to 11006) related to CAST Transaction Configuration Center data functions and transactions that was previously stored in these two tables will now be stored in a new table called FP_LINK_INFO. This table now contains all object details of transactions/data functions. It has exactly the same structure as DSS_LINK_INFO:
|SNAPSHOT_ID||the snapshot id|
|PREVIOUS_OBJECT_ID||data function or transaction|
|LINK_TYPE_ID||between 11000 and 11006|
|NEXT_OBJECT_ID||detail object of a transaction/data function|
Details of transactions and data functions are now sent to a new table called DSS_FPLINKS (previously DSS_LINKS was used).
The links in DSS_FPLINKS in the Analysis Service schema are sent to the Dashboard Service schema via a new table called DSS_IN_FPLINKS (previously DSS_IN_LINKS was used).
The data related to details of transactions and data functions are now stored in a new table called FP_LINK_INFO (previously DSS_LINK_INFO was used).
This change is handled by the CAST upgrade process and does not require any manual steps. All occurences of link_type_id between 11000 and 11006 will be:
If you have custom scripts that fetch data from any of the existing tables, please ensure that you update these scripts yourself.