Analyze Impact

You can analyze the consequences of changing a file with the Impact analysis function.

  1. Click on a node to select it, for example, aa.
  2. From the menu, click Node > Impact.
    The Impact Analysis Report window opens:

    Figure 1.

    The impact analysis shows how many files and jobs are affected by a change in the selected file. Because FlowTracer keeps a record of the time it has taken to run each job, FlowTracer can predict the time it will take to execute all jobs dependent on the selected file.

    You can get the same information from the command line with the command vsc:
    % vsc aa
    VALID NODES Files:	4    Tools:     4     Duration:1s
    OTHER NODES Nothing.
    TOTAL Files:	    4	Tools:    4     Duration:1s