Backward Call Chains Report

This report shows all call chains within the application, going backward with connectivity direction. For each program, the number of chains and the maximum length are determined.

To generate this report, in Explore Projects view, go to the Mainframe Reports list in the pane to the right. Select Miscellaneous Reports, then double-click the desired report to display the report wizard.

The Available programs area displays the resources available for report generation and allows the user to select the resources to be included in the report. Use the Name field to filter the contents of the list. Place the cursor over an icon to display a tooltip about the type of resource it displays and click it to display only the selected type of resource. To display the full name of the resource type, click the white arrow button to the left of the dialog window. Use the arrow buttons to move the resources between the Available and Selected lists then click Finish to generate the report.

The Report summary section presents a chart showing the Program call chain distribution.

The Report details section presents for each program, the number of chains per program.

Restricted nodes are be marked with a "!" sign. Restrictions can be defined from Preferences window, for details on how to set these restrictions see Call graph restrictions. By default, an asterisk sign, "*", marks the chains for which further analysis results are not displayed because of the limit set in the wizard. (highlight results that are cut short by the threshold option checked in Analysis Expansion Limit tab from Preferences window). If highlight results… option is not checked, all chains that reach the level limit set in the wizard are marked with an asterisk regardless of whether further analysis results are available or not. The meaning of the asterisk sign "*" in the context of each report is explained in a note at the end of the report.