- IMPORT METHOD: Group Import Method (ignore sequence)
- LEVELS: The number of dependency levels to explode
Deep Impact Analysis can be used to highlight the lower level dependencies between the objects contained within the transport(s) being analysed and other transports existing in the landscape. It checks the objects included in the analysed transports and determines whether any of the objects referenced within those are either part of the group of changes being approved/imported or have already been imported beforehand.
For example, if a database table is being transported, a check would be made to ensure that all referenced data elements are not missing. The same would apply to a program being transported to ensure that any referenced data dictionary objects, function modules, classes, methods, etc. are not missing. This can then reduce the number of import failures due to hidden dependencies between changes and transports.
You can specify the number of levels to go down in object hierarchy as a parameter.
Note that there is some pre-requisite software and configuration setup that needs to be performed for Deep Impact Analysis to run correctly.