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Generate, Save and Load Profile Reports

When you profile the execution of your MS Native Windows application, the Profiler generates a report in the Call Stack that shows how functions are called in relation to the profiled application; for example, how one function might be taking most of the overall time recorded, and what contributions are made by the subfunctions that function calls. You have a number of options for reviewing and sharing the resulting report. You might:

View the report immediately, in detailed or summary form
File the report in binary or xmi format
Reload the report at a later time
Refine the information displayed in the report
Distribute the report as a Team Review resource
Attach the report as a document to an Artifact element

Access    Analyzer | Profiler (execute): View Report




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Display Report

When you have run the Profiler, click on the profreport icon in the Profiler toolbar. The generated report displays on the Call Tree Report tab of the Call Stack .




This report can be very detailed, especially if every level is expanded. You can display a summary of the report by clicking on the Summary Report tab of the Call Stack.



You can filter and reorganize the information in the report, in the same way as you do for the results of a Model Search.


Getting Started
































Customizing the Search View

Show or hide unknown frames


By default the report excludes unknown function calls and frames in the call tree. Click on the FrameToggle  icon in the Call Stack toolbar to show and hide these frames in the report.


Display the previous or next incidence of a function


When you select a node representing a function, and that function call is present in more than one stack, you can click on the LastFunc and NextFunc  icons in the Call Stack toolbar to navigate between all stacks in which the function appears. Navigation is from highest use to lowest.


Set a Node as the root


If you want to examine a deeply-nested branch, you can make it the root node of the report. To do this, click on the node and click on the MoveRootNodeIcon icon in the Call Stack toolbar. Only function calls from the selected branch will be displayed.



Reset the Root Node

To return the report to displaying the branch from the node on which the report was originally generated, click on the ResetRootnode icon in the Call Stack toolbar.



Generate a Sequence Diagram

You can generate a Sequence diagram from any node in the Profiler report. To do this, either:

Right-click on the node and select the Create Sequence Diagram context menu option, or
Click on the node and click on the seqicon icon in the Call Stack toolbar

The generated Sequence diagram reflects all activity resulting from the selected node. It is created as a child diagram of the Interaction corresponding to the node, and is immediately displayed in the Diagram View.



Save Report to File


Click on the SaveTest icon in the Call Stack toolbar, or
Right-click on the Call Stack and select the Save Report to File context menu option

The Save As dialog displays. Browse to the appropriate file location and, in the File name field, type the file name.

In the Save as type field, select the file type you want to use, either binary (.ssprf) or .xmi.

Click on the Save button.



Load a Saved Report

Click on the Profopt icon in the Profiler Toolbar and select the Load Report context menu option.

The Open dialog displays, on which you browse for and select the report file.

Click on the Open button; the Call Stack opens or refreshes with the loaded report.



Generate a Function Line report

In the Sampler report, right-click on the name of the function to analyze, and select the Create Line report for function menu option.

Once the Profiler binds the method, the line report is opened on the Sampler Report window.


Function Line Reports

Make Report a Team Review Resource

You can save any current report as a resource for a Category, Topic or Post in the Team Review to share and review at any time, as it is saved with the model. The report can also be compared with future runs.

To begin this process, select the menu option Team Review Context Menu | Share Resource | Add Active Profiler Report.




Work on Team Review Items

Attach Report to an Artifact Element

In the Project Browser, select the Package or element under which to create the Artifact element.

On the Call Stack window showing the report, right-click and select the Save Report to Artifact context menu option. You are prompted to provide a name for the report (and element); type this in and click on the OK button.

The Artifact element is created in the Project Browser, underneath the selected package or element.

If you add the Artifact to a diagram as a simple link, when you double-click on the element the Call Stack window displays, showing the saved report.




If you add the Profiler report to an Artifact element and also attach a linked document, the Profiler report takes precedence and is displayed when you double-click on the element; you can display the linked document using the Edit Linked Document context menu option

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Learning Center topics

Alt+F1 | Enterprise Architect | Execution Analysis | Profiling Native Code | View Report
Alt+F1 | Enterprise Architect | Execution Analysis | Profiling Native Code | Load Report from Disk