Running an architectural discovery analysis

You can run an architectural discovery analysis on Java™ source code with an analysis configuration that uses the Architectural Discovery for Java domain, its rule categories, and rules. In the analysis configuration, you can also determine the scope of an analysis, the source code that you want to analyze.

To run an architectural discovery analysis configuration, you must create an new configuration, or work with an existing one.
To run a architectural discovery analysis:
  1. Click Run > Analysis.
  2. In the Analysis window, in the Configurations pane, click an analysis configuration.
  3. Click Analyze.
When the analysis runs, the Analysis Results view opens and, if your source code contains any of the patterns, design patterns or antipatterns, that you specified in the configuration's rules, the view populates with results. The results are listed in chronological order and are grouped into the same categories that you specified in the analysis configuration.
Related concepts
Patterns in architectural discovery
Related reference
Architectural discovery patterns