How to: Create the Cross-Reference System

Create a cross-reference system before using the Cross-references option from the Add-ins shortcut menu in the Application Object Tree (AOT).

  1. Click Tools > Development tools > Cross-reference > Periodic > Update.

  2. Select the options you want on the Update cross-reference dialog:

    • Update all — updates all references; Selected if you want to select which references to update. If you select Selected, click Select to choose which items to update. Select Delete all if you want to remove all previous cross-reference information.

    NoteNote

    The Update all option recompiles the entire application. This is a time-consuming process.


    • Update Data Model — updates the cross-reference information used by the Reverse Engineering tool.

    • Update type hierarchy — updates the cross-reference information used by the Application Hierarchy Tree.

  3. Click OK.

Periodically update the cross-reference system to reflect new and modified application objects.

  1. Click Tools > Development tools > Cross-reference > Periodic > Update.

  2. Set the parameters on the Batch tab of the Update cross-reference form.

    TipTip

    Run the update when the system has a light load.


Automatically update the cross references if you don't want to manage periodic updates.

  1. Click Tools > Options.

  2. Click the Compiler button, and then select the Cross-reference check box.

NoteNote

Whenever you make modifications, save, and then compile, your cross-references are automatically updated. However, this increases the time it takes to save and compile objects.


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