Modules, reports, and algorithms

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.

Modules, reports, and algorithms