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Function documentationAssigning Check Steps to a Check Item


Check steps form the basic elements of an analysis in the Solution Documentation Assistant.

Assigning check steps to a check item enables the rating of analysis structure nodes.

You typically assign several check steps that are logically linked to a check item. You can edit the type of link as a property of a check step that you have assigned to a check item.

A check step that you have assigned to a check item is also defined via the logical component to which you refer when you create the analysis, if you define systems and clients using the selection of the system role.

With the threshold value of a check step you specify how the analysis values reached during the analysis determine the logical result of the check step.


  • You have opened the Check Rules Display for a node of the analysis structure.

  • You have selected a check item in the check item table, to display the assigned check steps.


The check steps are displayed in a table: If no check steps are yet assigned to the selected check item, the table is empty.

The header of the check step table displays the check item to which the check steps are assigned.

For each check item, the standard view of the table displays:

  • Name of check step, assigned when Creating the Check Step

  • Logical operator refers to the sequence of check steps in the table. Determines how a check step is connected to the following check step in a sequence. There is no display for the last check step in a sequence, or if only one check step is assigned.

    The following logical operators are available:

    • OR

    • AND

      Example Example

      The check steps in a sequence are connected with OR: If a check step is logically true, the check item is Active.

      If the check steps are connected with AND, all check steps in the sequence must be True, for the check item to be Active.

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      For more information about the influence of the logical operator on the determination of the status of identified check items, see Analysis Results of Check Items.

  • The scope shows whether the check step is included in the analysis.

  • Name of the logical component

  • You can compare the threshold value with the analysis result for this check step. If the result reaches the threshold value then the logical result for this check step is: True.

    Example Example

    For a transaction or report, the analysis result contains the number of dialog steps.

    End of the example.


You can assign check steps to check items, or remove existing assignments.

Note Note

You need at least one check item in order to assign check steps.

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  1. Choose Edit.

  2. To assign a check step to a check item, select the check item.

  3. Choose Create in the check steps table.

    You go to the Check Step Assignmentdialog box.

  4. To search for check steps in the Rule Database, enter as much data as possible in the search criteria. For example, if you choose the check step type Transaction, you can enter the name of the transaction in the Object field.

  5. Choose one or more check steps, and choose Assign.

  6. To change the sequence of check steps, select a check steps and choose Move Up or Move Down.

    Note Note

    When moving it, ensure that the logical operator of a check step refers to the connection with the subsequent check step.

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  7. Specify the logical operator for each check step.

    For more information about the influence of the logical operator on the determination of the status of identified check items, see Analysis Results of Check Items.

  8. Specify whether the analysis includes the check step in the analysis using the In Scope option.

    Note Note

    This option can exclude a check step from the analysis, as required, without removing the assignment.

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  9. Specify which logical component each check step refers to.

  10. Specify the Threshold Value of the Check Step.

    Note Note

    If you enter the value zero, it can be replaced in the analysis by a global threshold value. You can enter a global threshold value when you Create an Analysis.

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  11. To display more detailed information about a check step, select the check step in the check step table. The following tabs contain detailed information:

    The Object Details tab shows:

    • Name of the object to which the check step refers, for example, a transaction name such as SE16

    • Type of object that the check step refers to, for example, a transaction or report.

    • Object description language

    • Object description, for example Data Browser for transaction SE16.

    The Attributes tab shows:

    • Source, for example, SAP or customer

    • User who created or edited the check step

    • Time at which the check step was created or edited

    • The product and keyword, which were assigned, for example, when creating a check step, and possibly a name as an optional attribute of a downloaded SQL check step, which was assigned when it was uploaded.

    Note Note

    The details of a check step that are displayed depend on the check step type.

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