Product Documentation

Groups

Jun 15, 2016

Groups are a useful way of organizing applications by user group, location, or application type, for example. Groups make it easy to review and report on the applications in the group separately from the rest of the portfolio. You can nest groups inside groups.

Use the Manage Groups screen to create and manage application groups, analyze the applications in selected groups, and view reports for the applications in selected groups. A group does not have an overall RAG status and is not shown as a separate item in the Application List or report views.

Create a group

  1. From the AppDNA menus, choose Manage > Groups.
  2. To nest the new group inside another group, select that group in the tree view on the left side of the Manage Groups screen.
  3. On the toolbar, click Create.
  4. In the Create Group dialog box, enter a Name and Description.
  5. Click the Add button at the bottom of the dialog box.

This creates the new group and displays it in the tree view on the left side of the screen. You can now add applications to the group as described next.

Note: If your edition of AppDNA supports applications managed by Active Directory or Configuration Manager, you can also create groups based on those grouping structures.

Add applications to a group

 
  1. From the AppDNA menus, choose Manage > Groups.
  2. In the tree view on the left side of the Manage Groups screen, select the group to which you want to add applications.
  3. On the toolbar, click Add to. This opens the Add Applications dialog box.
  4. If necessary, you can sort, filter and group applications by a column as described for the Application List.
  5. Select the applications you want to add to the group and then click Add.
    Note: If your edition of AppDNA supports web applications, you cannot mix desktop and web applications in the same group.
Note: You can also add applications to a group on the Import Applications screen.

Analyze the applications in a group

  1. From the AppDNA menus, choose Manage > Groups.
  2. In the Manage Groups screen, select the group(s) that you want to analyze.
  3. On the toolbar, click Analyze.
  4. Select the reports you want included in the analysis.
  5. Click Next on the toolbar. This starts the analysis and opens the Processing Tasks page, which shows the progress. (If you need to cancel the analysis, click Cancel on the toolbar.)
  6. When the process finishes, AppDNA displays detailed results. If you want to view the reports now, select the report you want to view and click Finish. Alternatively, you can view reports later.

View reports for the applications in a group

  1. From the AppDNA menus, choose Manage > Groups.
  2. In the Manage Groups screen, select the group(s) you want included.
  3. On the toolbar, select the report that you want to view.
  4. On the toolbar, click View Report.

Edit the name and description of a group

  1. From the AppDNA menus, choose Manage > Groups.
  2. On the left side of the Manage Groups screen, select the group whose details you want to edit.
  3. On the toolbar, click Properties.
  4. In the Group Properties dialog box, enter the details as required.
  5. Click Save.