Run Impact Analyses in a Treeview for SQL Server Transact-SQL

  1. First, you need a Visual Expert project up and running.
    If needed, you can find a getting started guide here.
  2. In the treeview, select the item changed.
    For instance, a database column.
  3. In the navigation bar, click on “Impact Analysis”
  4. All the objects using this column are shown in a
    container hierarchy, to help find and edit them.
  5. Select 1 object: its code is displayed,
    and references to the column are highlighted
Check Impact Analysis for PowerBuilder Code Changes

Where is a Column used in my SQL Server DB and Transact SQL Code?

A column has changed: what's the impact on my code?

Find all references to a column or table.
Make sure your application never breaks when your Schema evolves.
Check SQL Server Code Impact Analysis

Which SQL Server Objects are Supported for Impact Analysis?

You can find references to any code item, as long as it belongs to a language supported by Visual Expert: objects, methods, variables, tables, columns, views, procedures, triggers…

Below are some additional examples:

Where is a Function called in SQL Server T-SQL Code?

If I add a parameter to my function: which code should I update?

If the prototype of a Function or Procedure must change,
you can find instantly all the calls to this Function - and update them.
Impact Analysis for Functions called in SQL Server Code

Where is my Variable referenced in SQL Server T-SQL Code?

If my variable changes, which code is affected?

Find all references to a particular variable in your code.
Update your code properly, to avoid negative side effects.

Impact Analysis for Variables in SQL Server T-SQL Code

Where is my Data Deleted in SQL Server T-SQL Code?

Which code is deleting / updating / inserting from a table?

Something went wrong? Data is not removed as expected?
Find all the places in your code that are deleting from this table.

Impact Analysis for Deleted Data in SQL Server Code


Visual Expert 2021, SQL Server, Transact-SQL, Code Analysis, Impact Analysis