NOTE: the product described in this section is no longer generally available, but can be made available on an as-is, exception basis for customers still supporting a legacy OS/2 install base. Please contact Golden Code Development.

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Power. Comprehensive protocol decodes and a host of useful, preconfigured reports and data filters make the Trace Analyzer a powerful analysis tool, even for the first-time user. For the more advanced user, the detailed structure of every protocol is exposed, enabling the creation of extremely robust reports and data filters. Symbolic name aliasing substitutes names of the user's choice for numeric addresses, to enable more meaningful and readable reports.

Flexibility. With a customizable report and data filtering system, the Trace Analyzer allows a user to view trace data in completely new ways. No longer are analysts limited to a small set of immutable, preconfigured reports. If one of the standard reports does not meet an analyst's needs, it is easily enhanced or replaced. Robust data filters are easily created using a simple expression syntax and optional user functions, in order to distill specific information from a trace. The same filters are used for search functions, reducing the overall effort needed to use the system.

Versatility. Written in 100% Java, the Trace Analyzer is designed to run on multiple platforms "out of the box", giving you deployment flexibility. Because it takes advantage of the cross-platform user interface library provided with Java 2, the user experience is consistent across platforms, reducing training time and cost.

Ease of Use. The features of the Trace Analyzer, while powerful, were designed also to be accessible and easy to use. Reporting, filtering, and searching options are available directly from the main interface. New data filters can be generated automatically with a double-click of the mouse. Context-sensitive help is integrated into the application.

Product Features

Support for Network and Non-Network Protocols. Designed to be a general purpose analysis tool, the Trace Analyzer is not limited to network analysis. For example, in addition to broad network protocol support, v1.0 offers optional protocol support for Kernel Trace for OS/2, a Golden Code API tracing product for the OS/2 platform.

Customizable Reporting System. Overview Reports are completely configurable, giving the user unprecedented control over the presentation and format of trace information. Existing reports can be changed or removed. New reports can be created to represent any combination of data from multiple protocols.

Flexible Data Filtering. Using a straightforward and flexible expression syntax, the user can subset the data within a trace to include only those records which meet a defined set of criteria. Data filters can be created using an interactive user interface or can be automatically generated with a double click of the mouse.

Flexible Search Engine. The same set of tools used for data filtering is used to provide a powerful search capability, requiring less of a learning curve.

Printing with Preview. Reports can be printed in color or black and white. A useful print preview feature is provided to customize your print job and eliminate wasted paper.

Symbolic Name Aliasing. Numerical addresses can be replaced with symbolic names meaningful to the user.

Unlimited Bookmarks. Any number of individual records in a trace file may be bookmarked. Bookmarks can be used to create special report views and to define the contents of print jobs.

File Save and Export. Any subset of trace file records can be saved in the format of the original file. Overview Report data can be exported for further manipulation as comma- or tab-delimited text.

Export and Import Tools. Overview Report templates and data filters can be exported and imported for sharing or archival purposes.

Summary Information. Useful summary information about a trace file is presented in its own report.

Configurable User Interface and Data Representation. The user interface itself can be customized by the user, including the formats used to represent certain data types in reports.

Online Help. Searchable, context sensitive, online help is just a keystroke away. All help content is available in a separate, softcopy format for review outside of the Trace Analyzer program.