Message Analyzer provides a centralized Sharing Infrastructure that integrates specific Start Page functionality with user Library item collections in your Message Analyzer installation. Item collections are accessible from drop-down Library menus, which contain items that you can use to manipulate, view, or capture data, for example, Viewpoint, Chart, and Trace Scenario item types, respectively.
Sharing Infrastructure Capabilities
The Libraries that contain item collections are centralized, updateable, user-expandable, and shareable. Managing user Libraries includes creating new items, organizing item collections, and sharing them with others, as follows:
Manage Library item collections — you can create, reconfigure, export, import, and save item collections to local user Libraries that are integrated with the Sharing Infrastructure, so that you, other team members, or the larger Message Analyzer community can mutually share item collections, including any of the default Message Analyzer items that you modify. You can manage these items from a common Manage<Items> dialog that displays from various locations on the Message Analyzer Home tab, from the Trace Session configuration interface, or from the Charts tab.
Note The Manage<Items> dialog functionality is common across all user Libraries, however, the actual dialog name varies depending on which Library you are managing. For example, when you are managing the View Filters Library, the dialog is named Manage Filter; when you are managing the Color Rules Library, the dialog is named Manage Color Rule; and so on.
From the common Manage<Items>dialog, you can create, modify, or delete items; select items for export configurations; and import items from a file share, user feed, or other designated location. The item collections that are provided with Message Analyzer by default are contained in *.asset files, the contents of which display in separate Libraries as described in User Libraries.
Share item collections with a user feed — you can configure a custom user subscriber feed to which you can export any of the default Message Analyzer collection items or any of those that you created in the My Items category of a local user Library for a particular item type, so that others can import them for their own use. When you create your own feed, you must specify a Feed Name and a directory Location where you intend to export selected items or collections to make them accessible to other users.
Share item collections with a file share — you can share your Library items directly with others by using the Export command in the Manage<Items> dialog for the particular Library. You simply select the items or item categories that you want to export and you are prompted to navigate to a file share or other location where you want to post the items for sharing with others. You can use the Import command to access item collections that others have shared in a similar manner.
The following topics in this section provide further details on user Libraries and how to manage them.