Important

   

This space contains documentation for TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03 and the later service packs for 8.9. For earlier releases, see BMC Server Automation 8.9.

Viewing dependencies

You can visually depict dependent relationships between objects.

You can display relationships with the objects on which an object is based (a downward point of view) or the objects that are dependent on the current object (an upward point of view). By default, an upward view of dependencies is displayed. The console displays dependencies in a tab called Dependency display in the content editor.

Visually displaying object relationships lets you quickly spot incorrect object relationships. For example, if you are using a Batch Job to run multiple Deploy Jobs, and you have to create a new revision of one Deploy Job, you can see whether the Batch Job is updated to include the latest revision of the Deploy Job.

The Dependency display also lets you right-click an item and immediately go to the object. For example, if you select a Deploy Job in the Dependency display, the system lets you jump to the Jobs folder holding that Deploy Job. The Deploy Job that you selected in the Dependency display is also selected in the Jobs folder.

Note

You can only go to an object if you have permission to access the path to that object and to read the object.

To view dependencies

  1. In the Component Templates, Depot, or Jobs folder, select an object.
  2. Right-click and select Show Dependency from the pop-up menu. The Dependencies tab in the content editor opens. It shows dependencies for the selected object. By default, an upward view of dependencies is displayed.
  3. Using the dependency view, perform any of the following actions:
    • To switch to a downward view, click the Downward tab.
    • To show dependencies for a particular level, expand that level.
    • To display an object listed in the Dependencies tab, right-click the object and select Go To from the pop-up menu. The console opens the folder of the selected object and highlights the object itself.
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