Understanding Common Part Analysis

Select Common Part Analysis in the BDF search options if you want to compare items for their minimum similarity on the longest common sequence (LCS) metric, namely, the number of characters in the longest sequence of characters the items have in common. The formula for this comparison type is:

output = (L/Min(a,b)) * 100

where L is the LCS, a is the length of item A, and b is the length of item B.

Note: Only the statements themselves, not their parameters, are considered in performing the comparison.

Enter the minimum similarity in the Minimum Similarity field. A value of 100 means that only items containing exactly the same statements in exactly the same order satisfy the test. Enter 0 to disable the test.

Tip: Use this comparison type to narrow the items of interest to those with common character sequences.