Configuration

If you have LiveCompare Administrator privileges, subfolders of the Administration/Configuration folder in the LiveCompare hierarchy allow you to set various registry values on the LiveCompare server to control the application’s behavior.

Select a folder underneath Configuration to display the appropriate screen in the Details pane. Alternatively, select the Configuration folder and use the links in the Details pane to access each screen.

Configuration - Logging

This screen allows you to switch on debug logging, browse, export or purge log files, and specify the number of days for which log files will be retained.

Configuration - Security

This screen allows you to restrict a number of operations to users with Administrator privileges. It includes settings to configure LiveCompare for single sign-on, and allows you to control how LDAP users are assigned to projects.

Configuration - Email

This screen allows LiveCompare to send be configured to send emails. These settings are used by the Apps user interface to send notifications and share App results, by the Send Email action to send emails from workflows, and by Administrator accounts to send emails to all users.

Complete the screen fields as follows. It is recommended that the email settings in this screen are specified for all installations of LiveCompare. Check with your Email Administrator to determine the correct values to use.

Field Description
SMTPServer The hostname or IP address of the SMTP server that LiveCompare will use to send emails.
SMTPPort The port on the SMTP server that LiveCompare will use to send emails. Leave this field blank to use the default value of 25.
SMTPUsername The username LiveCompare will use to authenticate with the SMTP server when sending emails. The email server must be configured to allow this account to send emails using an external program. Please check with your network administrator to determine the appropriate settings.
SMTPPassword The password LiveCompare will use to authenticate with the SMTP server when sending emails. Leave this field blank if no user-based authentication is required. The field value is masked as you type it, and is never displayed in the LiveCompare user interface. Note that if a password is required, you must enter it every time you change the email configuration settings.
EmailFromAddress

The email address to be used by LiveCompare when sending emails from the Apps user interface. This setting is used by the Test Email feature described below, however it is not used by the Send Email action, for which the ‘From’ address must be specified separately.

The email server must be configured by an Email Administrator to allow the EmailFromAddress to send emails using an external program.

DisableAppNotifications Set this field to ‘X’ to prevent LiveCompare from sending an email when an App run completes (with either success or failure). If this field is blank, a notification email will be sent to each user who runs an App.

To send a test email using the currently saved configuration settings, complete the fields in the Test Email panel in the lower part of the screen and click ‘Send’. Note that the ‘Send’ button will be disabled if any of the email configuration settings have been changed but not saved.

When the email has been sent, a confirmation message is displayed, and you are returned to the Configuration - Email screen. The field values in the Test Email panel are saved.

Configuration - General

This screen displays the location of the LiveCompare User Data directory, and includes a number of general settings relating to the execution of workflows. It also allows the location of the Graphviz integration library to be specified.

Configuration - Reports

This screen includes settings relating to the generation of LiveCompare reports. Here you may set the base URL for generated reports, control the purging of reports and workflow data, and specify a number of other report configuration settings.

Configuration - Table Contents

This screen includes settings relating to the retrieval and display of SAP table data.

Configuration - RFC Calls

This screen includes settings relating to the retrieval of SAP data using remote function calls. By default, the RFC Trace directory is set to <userdata dir>\Public\Logs.

Configuration - Report Branding

This screen allows you to specify the image file to be used in reports.

Configuration - Impact Analysis

This screen allows you to set the object types that will be reported as used, impacted and most-at-risk by the Smart Impact App and some of the Impact Analysis templates. Changes made in this screen affect all subsequent runs of the Smart Impact App and Smart Impact Analysis workflow, but they do not affect any existing App or workflow results.

If no object types are selected, LiveCompare assumes that all the object types are selected.

Configuration - Test Repository

These settings control the behavior of the Search Test Repository action when searching Tosca Test Repositories.

Configuration - Salesforce

The first section of this screen allows you to set the Salesforce object types that will be reported as used, impacted and most-at-risk by the Smart Impact for Salesforce App. The second section of the screen allows you to set the Salesforce object types that may change. Objects of these types may be identified as impacted or most-at-risk.

If no object types are selected in either section, LiveCompare assumes that all the object types in the section are selected.

Click ‘Save’ save in each screen to save the screen’s configuration changes.