The analysis generation is performed before the programming step and after the description of the data files. This generation is used to:
- validate the modifications performed on the analysis (LDM).
- create the modules required for programming.
- automatically update the data files if necessary.
Each analysis generation is numbered. This number corresponds to the generation number of the analysis. This number is incremented when the analysis is generated only if the description of a data file (or the description of one of its items) was modified. This number is set to 0 if the analysis has not been generated yet.
As long as the analysis (the LDM) has not been generated, the description of the analysis (which means the data files) cannot be used in the project.
Note: In a WinDev, WebDev and WinDev Mobile application, the "LDM" and "Analysis" terms are interchangeably used to define the structure of the database associated with a project.