Viewing Application Dependencies

You can view application dependencies between the displayed applications or you can view all directly related application dependencies of an application set (this includes dependencies to applications that are not part of the application set).

Viewing Dependencies Between Applications

To view dependencies between applications:

  1. Open an application set or more than one application in dynamic graphing. For instructions, see Starting Dynamic Graphing.

  2. Click the Graph Options icon ().

  3. Select Show Upstream/Downstream.

Figure 5-3. Hierarchical view of an application set with upstream/downstream dependencies

Viewing Dependencies Between Directly Related Applications

You can view dependencies that applications have between directly related applications in the application portfolio. For example, if an application set contains application A, application A depends on application B, and application B depends on application C, showing the direct dependencies of the application set displays application A and B; application C is not directly related to application A.

To view dependencies that applications have between directly related applications in the application portfolio:

  1. Open an application set or more than one application. For instructions, see Starting Dynamic Graphing.

  2. Click the Graph Options icon ().

  3. Select Show Direct Dependencies.

The original applications are represented by rounded blue rectangles. Applications that have a direct dependency on one or more of the original applications—and were not part of the applications that were displayed originally—are represented by teal green rectangles.

Caution: In dynamic graphing, all applications displayed are considered part of an application set. If you open an application set and view its direct application dependencies, all applications displayed in the graph are considered part of the application set. If you then save your application set, all applications, including the direct dependent applications, are saved to the application set.

For example, in Figure 5-4. Hierarchical view of an application set with direct dependencies, applications that are both blue (original applications in the application set) and teal green (applications that have a direct dependency on the original applications in the application set) are considered part of the application set and, when saved, are saved as part of the application set. When this saved application set is reopened, all applications are represented by rounded blue rectangles.

For instructions for saving an application set in dynamic graphing, see Saving Displayed Applications in an Application Set.

Figure 5-4. Hierarchical view of an application set with direct dependencies