This editor essentially provides a means for you to configure Snapshots that have already been generated (see Generate a Snapshot). A snapshot:
The editor can be accessed from:
|Name||Displays the Snapshot Name - this is defined when you generate the Snapshot (if the Name states "Computed on: " then the CAST Management Studio will have automatically defined the Name during the creation process). |
You can edit this Name if required using the Update button.
|Capture Date||Displays the date and time the Snapshot was generated - this is defined when you generate the Snapshot. You can edit the field by clicking the Update option to launch a wizard containing a calendar to help you choose the date/time: |
Example of impact of changing the capture date:
If three snapshots exist as follows:
An object <OBJECT_LAST> was added in snapshot S3, and so it is marked as ADDED in the snapshot S3 because it was not there in the previous snapshot S2. If the functional date is now changed as follows (capture date changed on S3):
then the snapshots are reordered as follows:
<OBJECT_LAST> will still be marked as ADDED in the snapshot S3 which is no longer the latest snapshot because its functional date has been updated. S2 is now the latest snapshot and it is compared to the previous snapshot which is now S3. Because object <OBJECT_LAST> wasn't present in the S2 snapshot, then it will be shown as 'DELETED' in S2 when compared to S3, even though <OBJECT_LAST> is part of the most recent analysis and version of the source code that exists in the CAST Analysis Service schema.
In other words, if the snapshot you updated was previously the latest, source code and object properties will be removed from the CAST Dashboard Service schema (as they no longer match with the new latest snapshot). Data in the CAST Analysis Service will remain as before. Therefore data in the two schemas will no longer correspond.
|Version||This field displays the Version name defined in the CAST Delivery Manager Tool. You can edit it if required using the Update button. |
|Application||This field displays the Application to which the Snapshot is assigned. Click the link to open the Application editor.|
|System||This field lists the "System" to which the snapshot belongs. You can find out more about this in the Dashboard Service editor (Portfolio tab).|
|Modules||This section lists all the Modules (see Modules tab in the Application editor) that the Snapshot is calculated on.|
|Dashboard Service||This field is read-only and displays the Dashboard Service to which the Snapshot is assigned. Click the link to open the Dashboard Service editor.|
|Generate Report||Please see Generate a Report for more information.|
The following buttons are available in the view:
|Minimize > Minimize the entire window|
|Maximize > Maximize the entire window|