Selecting Your Compatibility Rating
Updated: May 31, 2012
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista
You can rate the compatibility of your applications, installation packages, or websites, based on whether they run successfully on a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system. Your rating applies to your entire organization and is based on your own testing results and organizational requirements.
Possible ratings include:
Works. During your organization's testing phase, there were no issues with the application, installation package, or website.
Works with minor issues or has solutions. During your organization's testing phase, there were no Severity 1 or Severity 2 issues with the application, installation package, or website. For information about severity levels, see Adding or Editing an Issue.
Does not work. During your organization's testing phase, the application, installation package, or website experienced a Severity 1 or Severity 2 issue.
No data. You have no compatibility data to provide.
You can select your compatibility rating from the report screen or from the associated dialog box that shows report details. As an example, the following procedures use the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen. You can alternatively use the <Application_Name> dialog box. The procedure is the same on the report for websites.
On the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen, click the application name.
On the Actions menu, click Set Assessment.
Choose your ratings. Select separate ratings for 32-bit operating systems and 64-bit operating systems, and then click OK.
If your organization does not use a 32-bit operating system, or does not use a 64-bit operating system, you can hide the option in the Customize Report Views dialog box. If you hide the option, the associated column no longer appears in the Set Assessment dialog box.
You can filter your applications, installation packages, or website data by your compatibility ratings.
On the <Operating_System> - Application Report screen, click Toggle Filter.
In the Query Builder, enter your filter criteria, pressing the Tab key to add additional clauses.
For example, the following query will show applications with a rating of Works or a rating of Works with minor issues or has solutions.
And/Or Field Operator Value
Works with minor issues or has solutions
To delete a clause, right-click the row, and then click Delete Clause.