Using the Interactive Analysis Main Window

The Interactive Analysis main window consists of a series of panes that offer complementary views of code constructs in the selected source file. The display in each pane is synchronized with the others: selecting a construct in one pane automatically moves the cursor to the construct in the other panes.

You can invoke Interactive Analysis directly by selecting a source file in the Repository Browser and choosing Analyze > Interactive Analysis. Interactive Analysis is also available within the project analysis tools (Diagrammer, Change Analyzer, and so forth) but "silently," that is, without your ever actually invoking it as such. Tool usage is identical in either case.

The first time you open Interactive Analysis it displays the Source and Context panes. Select the appropriate choice in the View menu to show the other panes. A pane is available only if the view it offers is relevant for the source file type selected in the Objects pane. You will not see the Program Control Flow pane, for example, if a JCL file is selected in Objects pane. Choose the type of file to display in the drop-down under the title bar of the Objects pane. Select the file you want to open in the list below the drop-down.

Use the choices at the top of the View menu to configure the panes in logical groupings. Choose Control Flow, for example, to view the Source, Flowchart, Program Control Flow, and Animator panes. You can hide a pane by clicking the close box in the upper right-hand corner. Edit menu choices and pane-specific menu choices have equivalent choices in the right-click menu.

Tip: Double-click the title bar of a pane to maximize the pane in Interactive Analysis, hiding any other open panes. Double-click the title bar again to restore the previous view.

The Interactive Analysis window's state (size, location, configuration, and option settings) is saved across sessions. Interactive Analysis provides access to the product Activity Log and relevant options windows. To view these items, select the appropriate choice in the View menu.

Note: Usage for the Data View and Data Flow panes is identical to that for the corresponding panes in the Global Data Flow tool. For more information, see Analyzing Projects in the product documentation set.

For Component pane usage, see Creating Components in the product documentation set.