Modules, reports, and algorithms
Aug 14, 2017
This section describes how to perform advanced configuration that impacts an analysis and its results.
A module is a collection of reports for a particular context, such as Windows client or server. A report is made up of a suite of algorithms that relate to a target technology, such as Windows 8, against which the application DNA is evaluated. The algorithms are organized into algorithm groups.
To configure AppDNA modules:
- From the menus, choose Configure > Modules > Management.
The Module Management screen lists the reports. AppDNA shows a logo for each report. This helps identify the technology when you view reports.
- To control which modules are shown: Use the Filter Modules drop-down list on the right-side of the toolbar to select an option.
- To turn reports on and off: Use the Enabled check box. Turning off reports that are not relevant reduces unnecessary processing time. After you change the settings, click Save. If you turn a report on, you must analyze your applications before you can view the results.
- To drill down into the algorithms used in a report: Click View Module. You can view the algorithm version history, turn algorithms and algorithm groups on and off, set custom RAGs, and customize algorithm remediation actions.
- To download an XML representation of all of the modules and any customizations: Click Export. This is useful if you want to provide a module template for use in other AppDNA databases.
- To load a module template that has been previously exported: Click Import.
Note: If you are working in an environment where multiple clients are connected to the same database, any changes you make in this screen will affect all of the users.