Before you can analyze application source files in Enterprise Analyzer, you need to load, or register, the source files in a workspace.
The EA creates copies of the registered files on the server machine (or locally in a single-user environment) in the Sources folder for the workspace. These are the files you view and edit in the EA tools. You can restore a file to its original state, update it to its current state, or export it as necessary.
Source files must have recognized DOS file extensions before they can be registered. You can view and add to the recognized extensions in the Workspace Registration options window. Files without extensions are checked for content, and if the content is recognized, the files are registered with appropriate extensions appended.
EA assumes that input source files are ASCII files in DOS format. Occasionally, files may be converted incorrectly from other formats to DOS-based ASCII with an extra special character (like “M”) at the end of each line. While Enterprise Analyzer accepts these files as input, some EA tools may not work correctly with them. Make sure all source files are in valid ASCII format.
You can register source files in compressed formats (ZIP or RAR), as well as uncompressed formats. Enterprise Analyzer automatically unpacks the compressed file and registers its contents.
Workspace Registration options determine registration behavior. The default values for these options are preset based on your configuration and should be appropriate for most installations.