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How to Work with Transactions in the Shelf

Last update November 17, 2016

This scenario describes how to work with shelved transactions to generate artifacts and set points of interest.

The following scenario assumes that you have shelved a transaction frame. See Shelving and Unshelving Transactions for information about how to shelve a transaction frame.

  1. Search for Paths in the Shelf.
  2. Delete Frames in the Shelf.
  3. Set Points of Interest Transactions in the Shelf.
  4. Generate Artifacts.
  5. Clear All Transactions from the Shelf.

Search for Paths in the Shelf

The search capability lets you search for paths in the Shelf by entering full text search criteria.

Follow these steps:

  1. In the Analyze Transactions window, click  .
    The shelf displays a list of all the shelved components.
  2. Enter the text search criteria in the Search Shelf field.
    The shelf returns a list of components that are based on the search criteria.

Delete Frames in the Shelf

You can delete frames from the shelf dialog and from the one-click method.

Follow these steps:

For the Shelf dialog

  1. In the Analyze Transactions window, click Shelf .
    The Shelf dialog displays a list of shelved frames.
  2. Locate the frame that you want to delete and click Remove this frame from shelf button.
    The frame is removed from the Shelf.

For the Shelf popup

  1. In the Analyze Transaction window, hover the mouse over the Shelf .
  2. Locate the frame that you want to delete and click X.

Set Points of Interest in the Shelf

From the Shelf, you can identify transactions as a points of interest. The points of interest transactions that are set in the shelf display in the Points of Interest portlet from the Home page dashboard.

This procedure assumes there are shelved transactions.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open the shelf and click Set Point of Interest.
  2. Enter a pin description and click OK.
  3. To view the POI in the Home page dashboard, select the Home tab and click refresh .

Generate Artifacts

You generate the following business artifacts for transaction frames that are in the Shelf:

  • Virtual services
  • Baselines
  • Documentation

The types of artifacts that can be generated are indicated with colored labels in the list of transactions.

For detailed information about creating artifacts for specific types of transactions, see Creating Baselines and Creating Virtual Services.

The following procedure assumes that you have shelved a transaction frame. See Shelving and Unshelving Transactions for information about how to shelve a transaction frame.

Follow these steps:

Shelf popup method:

  1. Open the Analyze Transactions window.
  2. Hover the mouse over the Shelf .
    The Shelf displays with a list of shelved transaction frames.
  3. (Optional) Click X to delete any frames for which you do not want to create an artifact.
  4. Click an artifact option.
  5. Follow the prompts.

Shelf dialog method:

  1. Open the Analyze Transactions window.
  2. Click Shelf .
    The Shelf displays with a list of shelved transaction frames.
  3. (Optional) Click X to delete any frames for which you do not want to create an artifact.
  4. Click an artifact option.
  5. (Optional) Click Locate agent in the topology map  to view the agent map.
  6. (Optional) Select Show All Agents to display all the agents for a transaction.
  7. Click Create.

Clear All Transactions from the Shelf

You remove all the transactions that are currently in the Shelf by clicking Clear Shelf from the Shelf dialog.

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