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Total Access Analyzer

 

Total Access Analyzer, by FMS Inc., generates comprehensive documentation and analysis of your Microsoft Access databases. It can analyze all your objects in your database to generate how it all works.

Extensive cross-reference and detail information is gathered for tables, fields, indexes, relationships, queries, forms, reports, controls, macros, modules, users, groups, permissions, and more. Print the relationship window and module code with bracketed loop. Versions are available for Access 2003, 2002, 2000, and Access 97.

Description

All output is stored in an Access database. You can view and search the documentation using the sophisticated multi-table forms, print the output using any of the program's 225+ reports, or perform your own analysis.

What's New In Version 10.5

This update also introduces several new features and enhancements, including:

General

  • Documentation is generated faster.
     
  • The "New Values" field property for Autonumber fields ("Increment" or "Random") is documented.


Table Documentation

  • For MDBs and MDEs, table documentation includes an estimate of table size. This information appears a new Table List Report, as well in reports that show table record counts.
     
  • The Table Index Properties report displays the index field names along with its properties.
     

Error, Suggestion, and Performance Issue Detection

  • For forms and reports without a RecordSource, previous versions of Total Access Analyzer listed separate errors for every bound control. This version consolidates these errors into one error, which notes that the form or report has no RecordSource, and lists the number of bound controls.
     
  • Relationship errors due to invalid fields, foreign table fields, and foreign tables are flagged separately. Previous versions of Total Access Analyzer listed one generic error for the relationship.
     
  • Table and query names that contain characters that conflict with SQL Server.

Features

Errors, Suggestions and Performance Tips
Fix errors and improve your database. Detect unused tables and queries, broken references, corrupt objects, command buttons that do nothing, forms controls without default tab order, and many others. Your database is also examined for ways to improve its design and performance, and an extensive list of recommendations is provided.

Total Access Analyzer detects over 100 types of errors, suggestions, and performance tips to help you create Access applications that have fewer errors, are easier to maintain, run efficiently, and behave the way your users and you expect. 

 

The analysis is based on the examination of your entire database looking at each object and its relationship to others. For instance, the only way to suggest a query isn't being used is to be able to document all the places queries are used. The thorough and automated way Total Access Analyzer examines all your objects, controls, properties, and lines of code is impossible to replicate manually.  

Detailed Code Analysis

All of your module code is painstakingly examined for errors and improvement. Unused variables, unreferenced assigned variables, procedures that should be private, modules that don't require variable declarations, missing error handling, type cast omissions, unused labels, and much more.

Object Cross Reference
Object cross-reference information shows where tables, queries, forms, reports, and macros are used throughout your database. This category contains several reports for flexible sorting and grouping.

Field Cross Reference
For MDBs, field cross-reference reports show where fields from tables and queries are used in other objects. Various sort options are available. Field cross-reference information is in its own category with its own reports because of the large amount of field references that exist in a typical database.

  • The "Field References, Sorted by Table Name" report shows where fields are used, and is sorted by the referenced table and field names.
  • Several reports are available listing fields referenced by the calling object. There is a report for all objects that reference fields, and other reports for just query, form, and report references.

Module Cross Reference
The Module cross-reference category has the most extensive collection of reports. These reports are available if you selected "Generate Module XRef. The data is based on detailed analysis of your general module code and the modules behind the selected forms and reports.

The available reports are similar to the items available on the Module XRef tab in the Documentation Explorer (see Module Cross-Reference for more information).

  • "Module Analysis Summary" reports show the number of lines, procedures, variables and various other summary statistics for each module.
  • "Module Overview" provides a one page summary for each module showing its public and private interfaces with their procedures, properties, events, enums, user defined types, library declarations, implemented classes, and public variables. Class properties are shown as ReadWrite, ReadOnly, or WriteOnly depending on whether the corresponding Get and Set/Let statements exist.
  • "Procedure List" reports show a list of procedures defined in each module with information on their settings: procedure type, parameters, return type, etc. You can even include the comments of a procedure. The comments come from the comment block immediately before your procedure definition, or if there is none before it, the comment block immediately after the definition. This provides an excellent way to track each procedure's purpose.
  • "Procedure List, Sorted by Procedure Name" provides an alphabetical list of procedures and where they are defined. This is useful as a lookup when you know a procedure name, but not where it is defined.
  • "Procedures Called – Where Procs are Called From" is the procedure cross-reference showing where procedures are called from and the parameters used. This is ideal for reviewing procedure calls before making modifications to your code.
  • "Procedures Called, Non-Event Procedures Only" shows the procedure cross-reference for procedures excluding event procedures in forms, reports, and class modules.
  • "Procedure Calls – What Each Procedure Calls" shows a list of procedures called by each procedure.
  • "Library Declarations" reports show all uses of the Declare keyword to access external DLL or EXE procedures.
  • "ENUM" reports list every enum definition and its members. Reports also show where they are used.
  • "Event" reports show events defined by module, and where they are raised.
  • "User Defined Type" reports list every user defined type and its elements. Reports also show where they are used.
  • "Variable List" reports show a list of variables declared and their data types.
  • "Variable References" reports show where variables are referred to or assigned values (these reports may be very large).
  • "Variable Constants" reports shows all constants defined, their assigned values, and scope.
  • "Variables of Class Module" reports show variables based on class modules and where they are defined.
  • "Classes Implements" reports show what classes are referenced via the IMPLEMENTS command and, for each class, all the places they are implemented.
  • There are also reports for Line Labels, Access/VBA function calls, DoCmd calls, and DefType statements.

Diagrams
Diagrams are the highest level of analysis generated by Total Access Analyzer. Three diagrams are available for MDBs: Application, Data, and Object. (Only the Application diagram is available for ADPs). The diagrams are described in detail for the Documentation Explorer (see Diagram Descriptions for more information).

The diagram reports differ from the view of the diagrams in these ways:

  • All branches are expanded.
  • The called object's module type and name is shown.
  • There is a [See Num] field for objects whose calls were drawn earlier in the diagram. The value in the column refers to the line number where the original drawing is located.
  • Lines are not drawn between root level objects.

Powerful Search Engine
After you generate your documentation, you can easily search the results for any string. Easily find text hidden across object properties and code.

Exclusive Results Explorer
The generated documentation can be viewed on screen using the Documentation Explorer. Organized in a treeview, you can easily see information for the entire database, by object type, individual objects, or the same property across multiple objects.

Report Options
Extensive options are available when printing reports, allowing you to customize your output for your needs, or your client’s needs. You can specify headers and footers, printing format, date/time format, heading colors, and a variety of module printing options.

Report Sets
Because Total Access Analyzer contains so many reports, getting the right set for your needs might take time. Because of this, Total Access Analyzer includes a Report Sets feature. The product ships with several pre-defined sets that make general report selecting and printing a snap, including:

  • Executive Summary: High-level summary reports of all documentation
  • Database Structure and Schema: Information on tables and relationships
  • Object Cross-Reference: All object cross-reference reports
  • Common Improvements: Common things to look for to improve your application

In addition, you can create your own customized reports sets that vary by project, client, or development team.

Documentation Features
One of the main features of Total Access Analyzer is its ability to completely document all aspects of an Access database project. The documentation provided is invaluable for:

  • Generating current implementation documentation during development: great for seeing where you are during and Access development project.
  • Quality Control Analysis: Ensure that all object names conform to your organization’s standards as you do development.
  • End-User Documentation: Provide the end user, client, or customer with complete structure documentation after your project is delivered.

Download Demos

The demo programs let you explore how Total Access Analyzer works and the output it generates. It includes documentation of the sample database SOLUTION.MDB included with Access. With this demo, you can see the large variety of results generated by Total Access Analyzer, including view forms and 225+ reports. Click on a link below to download the demo of your choice.

Access 97 Demo
Access 2000 Demo
Access 2002 Demo
Access 2003 Demo

Pricing

Total Access Analyzer for Access - Single License
(Choose Access version)

 

$295
Per Access Version

Total Access Analyzer for Access - 5 User License
(Choose Access version)
  $895
Per Access Version

 


 

Total Access Analyzer:

  • Powerful reporting and analysis tools

  • Extensive Cross-referencing

  • Complete documentation for all aspects of Access database projects

 

System Requirements:

  • Pentium processor or better

  • Windows 98, 2000, ME, or NT 4.0

  • 20MB available hard disk space

  • 64MB RAM (128 recommended)

  • Access 2002, 2000, 97 or 2.0

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