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Procedure documentationEditing TBOM Filters


You can use the TBOM filter to set whether the Business Process Change Analyzer is to ignore specified objects in the TBOM. These objects are then not taken into account in the analysis. Even if these objects are affected by a change, they are not in the results.

You can edit the TBOM weightings both for one TBOM (of one executable entity) or for all TBOMs. You can also define the TBOM filter for one user name, or for all users.


Editing a Filter for a Specific TBOM

Note Note

You can only filter individual TBOMs if the user parameter AGS_TBOM_EXPERT has at least the value 2.

End of the note.

If you edit the TBOM filter for a specific TBOM, the TBOM identifier (TBOM GUID) is specified automatically.

If you specify a user name, the filter condition only applies when this user performs a change impact analysis.

  1. Open the attributes of the executable entity whose TBOM you wish to edit.

  2. Choose the TBOM tab.

  3. Choose Filter.

  4. Choose Display <−−> Change to switch to editing mode.

  5. Enter the filter conditions for the TBOM attributes.

  6. Check the filter conditions.

  7. Save your entries.

Editing a Filter for all TBOMs

If you edit the TBOM filter for all TBOMs, the TBOM identifier (TBOM GUID) is not specified automatically. If the field remains empty, the corresponding filter condition applies to all TBOMs.

As is the case when you edit the filter for a specific TBOM, you can also specify a specific user name if the filter is to apply to this user only.

Unlike with other fields, you may not use wildcard characters in the fields for the TBOM identifier (TBOM GUID) and the user name.

  1. In the Test Management work center, choose the Administration view.

  2. Choose Process TBOM Filter Table.

  3. Choose Display <−−> Change to switch to editing mode.

  4. Enter the filter conditions for the TBOM attributes.

  5. Check the filter conditions.

  6. Save your entries.

Checking Filter Conditions
  1. To check a row, double-click on it.

    To check all rows, choose Check.

    The result of the check displays all the questionable or invalid filter conditions. These can arise due to an incorrect TBOM identifier, the wrong user name or double entries, for example.

  2. Choose Delete Warnings and Continue to delete the invalid entries.

If you save the TBOM filter, the check is also called. However, you can also save the filter conditions with invalid entries. In the change impact analysis, the invalid filter conditions will simply be ignored.

Edit filter conditions

In the TBOM filter, you can use the following additional functions:

  • Copy text of selected cell

  • Append new rows with filter conditions to the end of the table, or insert them at the selected position

  • Delete rows with filter conditions

  • Search for a search term in the filter conditions

  • Restrict the displayed filter conditions with a filter

You can use wildcard characters for most parameters in the filter conditions. Only the TBOM (TBOM GUID) identifier and the user name must be either fully-specified or blank.

Generating Filter Conditions from Object Lists

You can use an object list to generate filter conditions easily. When you create conditions in this way, many field values are predefined. Proceed as follows:

  1. Open one of the following displays:

  2. In the table overview, select one or more rows at logical component or package level. You can also select one or more objects in the detail report.

  3. Choose Add to Filter.

    The system creates a suitable filter condition automatically from the selected rows. A dialog box displays the new filter conditions as default values.

    If you have selected logical components or packages, values are predefined in these fields only. If you have selected individual objects, values are predefined for all fields with the exception of User Name and TBOM Validity.

    The TBOM Validity field is only displayed when you open the dialog box from the TBOM content display. You can use this field to specify whether the filter condition is to apply to all TBOMs or to the current TBOM only.

  4. To adjust the filter condition for specific fields, edit the values directly in the current dialog box.

    For example, if you want to generalize a filter condition, you can replace a fixed value with a wildcard character. We recommend defining the filter conditions as generally as possible.

  5. To change multiple filter conditions simultaneously, proceed as follows:

    1. Choose Mass Change.

      If you had selected just one row, the fields are filled automatically with the values for this filter condition. If you had selected multiple rows, the fields are filled automatically with wildcard characters.

    2. Change the filter conditions.

    3. Ensure that the checkboxes on the right of the dialog box are selected for those fields whose values you want to apply.

    4. To apply the values to the previously selected rows, choose Apply.

      To apply the values to all rows, choose Apply to All.

  6. Select all filter conditions that you want to save.

  7. Choose Check.

    The system checks all selected filter conditions. The Status column indicates whether a filter condition is valid.

    The system issues warnings if the filter already contains an identical or more general filter condition. You can expand the row in question to show this identical or more general condition in read-only mode.

  8. Save.

    The system saves all selected filter conditions. Filter conditions for which warnings are issued are also saved. However, the system ignores these filter conditions in the change impact analysis.