Analyzing Sales Configuration Rules
Use Configuration Analyzer to analyze sales configuration rules.
Specify a configurable item or a range of configurable items to analyze.
Specify an ASCII file that contains the item numbers of the configurable items you want to analyze.
Not Analyzed Only
Select this check box to only analyze configurable items that have not been analyzed; otherwise, clear this check box.
Reuse Old Analyzer Sequence
Select this check box to reuse the sequences established by past analysis; otherwise, clear this check box.
Click OK to start analyzing.
When the analysis is complete, the system displays a report specifying the analyzed details of the selected configurable items. The report includes lower level configurable items within the configurable items you select, and gives details of the feature lists for the questionnaire. The report also identifies whether any configurable items were encountered for which no features or rules have been entered. You can print or save the report.
If no problems were encountered during the analysis, QAD Configurator updates the status of the analyzed configurable items by modifying the Analyzed fields in Configurable Item Maintenance.
If problems were encountered during the analysis, the status of the configurable item remains No in the Analyzed field.
Results of the Analysis
The Analyzer creates Progress source and object code to be run by the questionnaire. This source and object code contains the Inclusion and Exclusion logic as defined by the rule maintenance functions and the rule tables.
The object code files are stored in the directory that was defined as the questionnaire object directory in Configurator Control.
Each configurable item has a unique 6-digit object code number (pcpt_rcode). This code is used to create the object code file names and directories specific to that configurable item.
Example: Consider a configurable item, G1, with an object code number 000100. The directory structure for the object code files looks like this:
The first line specifies the configurable item control program; the following lines specify the feature/rule files 0001 to 9999.
For performance reasons, a maximum of 10 features are included in each feature/rule file; then a new file is created. These feature/rule files are stored together in the directory with the object code number preceded by qu.
The control program takes care of the process of finding the correct feature/rule file for the questionnaire.
The feature/rule object files (.r files) for a configurable item can be deleted, for example, using the Windows File Manager/Explorer, without any problem. The QAD Configurator Analyzer creates them or refreshes them automatically when they are next needed.
When there is any doubt about the validity of the object codes, you should always delete them and run the Analyzer again to rebuild them.