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NN-20500-181 03.12/EN Preliminary March 2010
Wireless Service Provider Solutions

W-CDMA

Alcatel-Lucent 9358 Radio Frequency Optimizer


User Manual

Document number: NN-20500-181


Document issue: 03.12/EN
Document status: Preliminary
Product release: OAM07.1
Date: March 2010

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PUBLICATION HISTORY
SYSTEM RELEASE: OAM07.1
March 2010
Issue 03.12 /EN, Preliminary

Update for 7.11.3.x release (where x is build number)

Updated in accordance with CRi 00276639.01


Updated in accordance with CRi 00238737.01

Updated in accordance with CRi 00238753.01

Updated in accordance with CRi 00238795.01


Updated in accordance with CRi 00230382.01

Updated in accordance with CRi 00262558.01

Updated in accordance with CRi 00262567.01

March 2010
Issue 03.11 /EN, Preliminary
Update for 7.11.3.0 release

February 2010
Issue 03.10 /EN, Preliminary

Update for 7.11.2.1 release

February 2010
Issue 03.09 /EN, Preliminary

Update for 7.11.2.0 release


Updated in accordance with CRi 00256882.01

January 2010
Issue 03.08 /EN, Preliminary

Update for 7.11.1.1 release

Updated in accordance with CRi 00241285.01


Updated in accordance with CRi 00233567.01

Updated in accordance with CRi 00229715.01

Updated in accordance with CRi 00233567.01


Updated in accordance with CRi 00238816.01

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Updated in accordance with CRi 00229983.01


Updated in accordance with CRi 00229742.01

Updated in accordance with CRi 00229707.01

Updated in accordance with CRi 00229498.01


Updated in accordance with CRi 00229998.01

November 2009
Issue 03.07 /EN, Preliminary

Update for 7.1.9.49 release

Updated in accordance with CRi 00225525.01


Updated in accordance with CRi 00225151.01

Updated in accordance with CRi 00223344.01

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Updated in accordance with CRi 00223446.01

November 2009
Issue 03.06 /EN, Preliminary

Update for 7.1.9.46 release


Updated in accordance with CRi 00214130.01

Updated in accordance with CRi 00214124.01

Updated in accordance with CRi 00216604.01


Updated in accordance with CRi 00214048.01

Updated in accordance with CRi 00213375.02

Updated in accordance with CRi 00208198.01

October 2009
Issue 03.05 /EN, Preliminary
Update for 7.1.9.44 release

Updated in accordance with CRi 00203147.01

Describing of enhancement for Report viewer is included


Describing of upgraded Report builder dialog is included

Update in accordance with CRi 00208143.01


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Update in accordance with CRi 00206152.01


Update in accordance with CRi 00154947.01

September 2009
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Update for 7.1.9.41 release

Description of User-Defined Scenarios feature was added


Updated in accordance with CRi 00195847.01

Updated in accordance with CRi 00183229.01

September 2009
Issue 03.03 /EN, Preliminary
Update for 7.1.9.38 release
Reference about Report files folder option is added.

Updated in accordance with CRi 00186005.01


Updated in accordance with CRi 00182305.01

Updated in accordance with GUI Alignment

July 2009
Issue 03.02/ EN, Preliminary
Updated in accordance with CRi 00178394.01
Update for 7.1.9.33 release

July 2009
Issue 03.01/ EN, Preliminary
Message View was changed Channel column was replaced by Source,
Protocol, Direction columns
Message Parsing Window (KPI) was changed Function and Channel Type
columns were replaced by Source, Protocol columns. Displayed Name column
was renamed into Message Name

July 2009
Issue 03.00/ EN, Preliminary
Creation for OAM 7.1 release

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................1
1.1. SUBJECT ..................................................................................................................................1
1.2. SCOPE OF THIS DOCUMENT......................................................................................................1
1.3. AUDIENCE FOR THIS DOCUMENT ...............................................................................................1

2. REFERENCE DOCUMENTS ....................................................................................2

3. OVERVIEW ......................................................................................................3
3.1. MAIN W INDOW..........................................................................................................................4
3.2. MAIN MENU ..............................................................................................................................6
3.3. BASIC USAGE PROCEDURE .......................................................................................................8

4. CONFIGURATION............................................................................................. 10
4.1. LICENSING..............................................................................................................................10
4.2. OPTIONS ................................................................................................................................15
4.3. SETTINGS...............................................................................................................................18

5. DATA MANAGER.............................................................................................. 19
5.1. OVERVIEW .............................................................................................................................19
5.2. DATABASE CREATION .............................................................................................................20
5.3. DATABASE PROFILES ..............................................................................................................21
5.3.1 PROFILE CREATION .........................................................................................................22
5.3.2 PROFILE DELETION..........................................................................................................28
5.4. FILES IMPORT .........................................................................................................................29
5.4.1 LOCAL FILES IMPORT ......................................................................................................29
5.4.2 WMS FILES IMPORT .......................................................................................................38
5.5. DATABASE DELETION ..............................................................................................................44
5.6. DATABASE PROPERTIES ..........................................................................................................45

6. DATA REPRESENTATION ................................................................................... 48


6.1. DATA SELECTION....................................................................................................................48
6.1.1 SELECTION FROM DATA MANAGER ..................................................................................48
6.1.2 SELECTION FROM KPI.....................................................................................................51
6.2. ACTIVE FILE LIST ....................................................................................................................52
6.2.1 ACTIVE FILE LIST TREE STRUCTURE .................................................................................53
6.2.2 OPERATIONS ..................................................................................................................53
6.3. USER-DEFINED REPORTS ........................................................................................................54
6.3.1 OVERVIEW......................................................................................................................54
6.3.2 REPORTS MANAGEMENT..................................................................................................56

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6.3.3 REPORT BUILDER ...........................................................................................................62


6.3.4 CALLS/CELLS SELECTION.................................................................................................64
6.3.5 REPORT VIEW ................................................................................................................67
6.4. USER-DEFINED SCENARIOS .....................................................................................................71
6.4.1 OVERVIEW......................................................................................................................71
6.4.2 SCENARIOS MANAGEMENT ..............................................................................................73
6.4.3 SCENARIO BUILDER ........................................................................................................77
6.4.4 SCENARIO RESULTS VIEW ...............................................................................................91
6.5. KPI........................................................................................................................................98
6.5.1 OVERVIEW......................................................................................................................98
6.5.2 GROUPING .....................................................................................................................99
6.5.3 CALL KPI FILES........................................................................................................105
6.5.4 CALL KPI CALL TRACE BLER ...................................................................................107
6.5.5 CELL KPI CELLS OTCELL .........................................................................................108
6.5.6 CELL KPI CELLS UL RSSI........................................................................................109
6.5.7 CELL KPI CELLS DED MEAS .....................................................................................110
6.5.8 MESSAGE KPI MESSAGE PARSING............................................................................111
6.5.9 MESSAGE KPI MESSAGE CAUSES .............................................................................112
6.6. MESSAGE VIEW ....................................................................................................................113
6.6.1 OVERVIEW....................................................................................................................113
6.6.2 MESSAGE SETS ............................................................................................................114
6.6.3 SEARCHING ..................................................................................................................116
6.6.4 COLOR-CODING ............................................................................................................117
6.6.5 COLUMNS GROUPING....................................................................................................118
6.6.6 FILTERING ROW ............................................................................................................118
6.7. MESSAGE FLOW ...................................................................................................................119
6.7.1 OVERVIEW....................................................................................................................119
6.8. GRID VIEW ...........................................................................................................................121
6.8.1 OVERVIEW....................................................................................................................121
6.8.2 GRID OPTIONS..............................................................................................................122
6.9. GRAPH VIEW ........................................................................................................................124
6.9.1 OVERVIEW....................................................................................................................124
6.9.2 SINGLE/MULTI GRAPH...................................................................................................125
6.9.3 GRAPH OPTIONS ...........................................................................................................126
6.9.4 STATISTIC MODE ..........................................................................................................127
6.9.5 FILTERING ....................................................................................................................132
6.9.6 ZOOMING .....................................................................................................................132
6.9.7 EXPORT .......................................................................................................................134
6.10. SYNCHRONIZATION ...............................................................................................................135
6.10.1 SINGLE-FILE SYNCHRONIZATION MODE ...........................................................................137
6.10.2 MULTI-FILE SYNCHRONIZATION MODE .............................................................................137
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6.11. COMMON OPERATIONS .........................................................................................................138


6.11.1 BOOKMARKING .............................................................................................................138
6.11.2 FILTERING ....................................................................................................................138
6.11.3 AGGREGATION ..............................................................................................................142
6.11.4 EXPORT .......................................................................................................................144
6.11.5 COMMON WINDOW OPERATIONS ....................................................................................152

7. MISCELLANEOUS ........................................................................................... 154


7.1. ONE SHOT HEXA DECODING TOOL ........................................................................................154
7.2. UNZIP UTILITY ......................................................................................................................155
7.3. MESSAGE EXPORT UTILITY ...................................................................................................156
7.4. LOG W INDOW .......................................................................................................................158
7.5. INFO W INDOW ......................................................................................................................158
7.6. HELP ...................................................................................................................................159
7.6.1 CONTENTS ...................................................................................................................159
7.6.2 ABOUT .........................................................................................................................159

8. TROUBLESHOOTING....................................................................................... 160
8.1. SQL SERVER PERMISSIONS ON ALU 9358 RFO FILE LOCATIONS FOLDER .............................160

9. ABBREVIATIONS AND DEFINITIONS .................................................................... 161


9.1. ABBREVIATIONS ....................................................................................................................161
9.2. DEFINITIONS .........................................................................................................................161

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LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 3-1 Main Window...........................................................................................................................4
Figure 4-1 License Manager Window.....................................................................................................10
Figure 4-2 License Request Dialog ........................................................................................................11
Figure 4-3 Licensing with Installed Microsoft Outlook ............................................................................12
Figure 4-4 Licensing without Installed Microsoft Outlook.......................................................................13
Figure 4-5 Select the License File Dialog...............................................................................................14
Figure 4-6 Options Window, File Location Page ....................................................................................15
Figure 5-1 Data Manager Window .........................................................................................................19
Figure 5-2 Database Creation ................................................................................................................20
Figure 5-3 Database Properties, Profiles ...............................................................................................22
Figure 5-4 Profile Window ......................................................................................................................23
Figure 5-5 Profile Summary Window......................................................................................................24
Figure 5-6 Database Properties Window ...............................................................................................25
Figure 5-7 Advanced Profile Properties Window ...................................................................................26
Figure 5-8 Profile Summary Window......................................................................................................27
Figure 5-9 Database Properties Window ...............................................................................................28
Figure 5-10 Delete Profile Error Dialog Box ...........................................................................................28
Figure 5-11 Delete Profile Confirmation Dialog Box ..............................................................................29
Figure 5-12 Database Manager Window, Start File Selection Wizard ...................................................30
Figure 5-13 File Selection Wizard, Welcome Page................................................................................30
Figure 5-14 File Selection Wizard, First Step.........................................................................................31
Figure 5-15 File Selection Wizard, Second Step, File per file mode......................................................33
Figure 5-16 File Selection Wizard, Second Step, Per Directory mode ..................................................33
Figure 5-17 File Selection Wizard, Third Step........................................................................................34
Figure 5-18 File Selection Wizard, Complete Page ...............................................................................34
Figure 5-19 Files Processing Window, Files per Files Mode .................................................................35
Figure 5-20 Progress Indicator ...............................................................................................................36
Figure 5-21 Progress Indicator, Binning is Chosen................................................................................36
Figure 5-22 Files Processing Window, Directory Mode .........................................................................37
Figure 5-23 Data Manager Window after Files Processing....................................................................38
Figure 5-24 File Selection Wizard, WMS Files Import ...........................................................................39
Figure 5-25 WMS Server Settings..........................................................................................................40
Figure 5-26 File Selection Wizard, Connecting to Server ......................................................................41
Figure 5-27 File Selection Wizard, Retrieving File List ..........................................................................41
Figure 5-28 File selection Wizard, Select Data ......................................................................................42
Figure 5-29 File Selection Wizard, Selection of Several Files ...............................................................43
Figure 5-30 File Selection Wizard, Group Data......................................................................................44
Figure 5-31 Data Manager Window, Database Deletion........................................................................45
Figure 5-32 Delete Database Confirmation Dialog Box .........................................................................45
Figure 5-33 Data Manager Window, Database Properties ....................................................................46
Figure 5-34 Database Properties Window .............................................................................................46
Figure 6-1 Selection from Data Manager ...............................................................................................48
Figure 6-2 Active File List .......................................................................................................................49
Figure 6-3 Data Manager Window, Big Amount of Logical Files............................................................50
Figure 6-4 Selection from KPI ................................................................................................................51
Figure 6-5 KPI Tool ................................................................................................................................52
Figure 6-6 Active File List .......................................................................................................................53
Figure 6-7 Active File List, Context Menu ..............................................................................................54
Figure 6-8 User-defined reports usage ..................................................................................................55
Figure 6-9 Reports Manager ..................................................................................................................56
Figure 6-10 Reports Loading Warning Dialog Box.................................................................................58
Figure 6-11 Reports Deletion Confirmation Dialog Box .........................................................................59
Figure 6-12 Call trace selection dialog ...................................................................................................61
Figure 6-13 Report Computation Failure Dialog Box .............................................................................62
Figure 6-14 Report Builder .....................................................................................................................62
Figure 6-15 Call and Cell Lists ...............................................................................................................64
Figure 6-16 Components of the Call/Cell List.........................................................................................65
Figure 6-17 Stored lists dialog box .........................................................................................................66
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Figure 6-18 Report View Window...........................................................................................................68


Figure 6-19 Using of Transpose command ........................................................................................69
Figure 6-20 Export to File Dialog............................................................................................................70
Figure 6-21 Export Options Selection Dialog Box ..................................................................................70
Figure 6-22 User-defined scenarios usage ............................................................................................72
Figure 6-23 Scenario Manager...............................................................................................................73
Figure 6-24 Scenario Manager, Select scenarios to run........................................................................76
Figure 6-255 Scenario Builder................................................................................................................77
Figure 6-26 Scenario makeup desktop ..................................................................................................79
Figure 6-27 Scenario makeup desktop context menu............................................................................81
Figure 6-28 Scenario makeup tree item dragging ..................................................................................84
Figure 6-29 Define transition via drag & drop.........................................................................................85
Figure 6-30 Events manager ..................................................................................................................85
Figure 6-31 Variables manager ..............................................................................................................86
Figure 6-32 Properties view....................................................................................................................87
Figure 6-33 Causes selector ..................................................................................................................88
Figure 6-34 Quick access view ..............................................................................................................90
Figure 6-35 Scenario Results View window ...........................................................................................91
Figure 6-36 Scenario Results View Summary part ................................................................................92
Figure 6-37 Scenario Results View Details part.....................................................................................93
Figure 6-38 Scenario Results variable detail report ...............................................................................94
Figure 6-39 Scenario Results variable summary report.........................................................................94
Figure 6-40 Scenario Results transition report.......................................................................................95
Figure 6-41 Scenario Results state summary report..............................................................................96
Figure 6-42 Scenario Results report type menu.....................................................................................97
Figure 6-43 Scenario Results Save report dialog...................................................................................97
Figure 6-44 Start KPI Tool......................................................................................................................98
Figure 6-45 KPI Window.........................................................................................................................98
Figure 6-46 KPI Tool, Filtering ...............................................................................................................99
Figure 6-47 KPI Tool Window, KPI without Grouping ..........................................................................100
Figure 6-48 KPI Tool Window, Grouping..............................................................................................101
Figure 6-49 KPI Tool Window, Grouping by Several Columns ............................................................102
Figure 6-50 KPI Tool Window, Context Menu ......................................................................................103
Figure 6-51 KPI Tool Window, Column Chooser .................................................................................104
Figure 6-52 Context Menu....................................................................................................................104
Figure 6-53 KPI Tool Window, Group Box, Context Menu...................................................................105
Figure 6-54 Call KPI Files ................................................................................................................106
Figure 6-55 Call KPI Call Trace BLER.............................................................................................107
Figure 6-56 Call KPI Cells OTCell ...................................................................................................108
Figure 6-57 Call KPI Cells UL RSSI ................................................................................................109
Figure 6-58 Cell KPI Cells Ded Meas ..............................................................................................110
Figure 6-59 Message KPI Message Parsing ...................................................................................111
Figure 6-60 Message KPI Message Causes ...................................................................................112
Figure 6-61 Message View Window.....................................................................................................113
Figure 6-62 Message View, Create New Message Set .......................................................................115
Figure 6-63 Message View Window, Message Sets Combo Box ........................................................116
Figure 6-64 Message View Window, Grid Search................................................................................116
Figure 6-65 Message View Window, Message Details Search............................................................117
Figure 6-66 Message View Window, Grid Context Menu ....................................................................118
Figure 6-67 Message View Window, Columns Context Menu .............................................................118
Figure 6-68 Message View Window, Filtering Row..............................................................................119
Figure 6-69 Message Flow Window .....................................................................................................120
Figure 6-70 Open Grid View.................................................................................................................121
Figure 6-71 Grid View Window.............................................................................................................121
Figure 6-72 Greed View, Toolbar, Open Metrics Selector ...................................................................122
Figure 6-73 Column Selector Window..................................................................................................123
Figure 6-744 Graph View Window .......................................................................................................124
Figure 6-75 Graph View Window, Switch between Modes ..................................................................126
Figure 6-76 Graph View, Toolbar, Open Metrics Selector ...................................................................127
Figure 6-77 Metrics Selector Window ..................................................................................................127
Figure 6-78 Graph View Window, Statistic Mode.................................................................................128
Figure 6-79 Graph View, Toolbar, Open Metrics Selector ...................................................................128
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Figure 6-80 Metrics Selector Window, Single Statistic Mode...............................................................129


Figure 6-81 Graph View Window, Multi Statistic Mode ........................................................................130
Figure 6-82 Graph View, Toolbar, Open Metrics Selector ...................................................................130
Figure 6-83 Metrics Selector Window, Multi Statistic Mode .................................................................130
Figure 6-84 Graph View, Filtering ........................................................................................................132
Figure 6-85 Graph View, Start Zooming...............................................................................................132
Figure 6-86 Graph View, Zooming .......................................................................................................133
Figure 6-87 Graph View, Zooming Result ............................................................................................134
Figure 6-88 Graph View, Export Data ..................................................................................................134
Figure 6-89 Graph View, Save Grid Data Dialog .................................................................................135
Figure 6-90 Synchronization.................................................................................................................136
Figure 6-91 Synchronization, Switching between Modes ....................................................................137
Figure 6-92 Common Operations, Filtering ..........................................................................................139
Figure 6-93 Common Operations, Custom Filter Dialog Box...............................................................140
Figure 6-94 Common Operations, Filtering, Status Bar .......................................................................140
Figure 6-95 Common Operations, Filter Builder Dialog Box ................................................................141
Figure 6-96 Common Operations, Context Menu ................................................................................141
Figure 6-97 Common Operations, Aggregation Functions...................................................................143
Figure 6-98 Common Operations .........................................................................................................144
Figure 6-99 Common Operations, Export Graph View ........................................................................144
Figure 6-100 Common Operations, Save Graph dialog.......................................................................145
Figure 6-101 Common Operations, Example of an exported graph ....................................................145
Figure 6-102 Common Operations, Export Grid View..........................................................................146
Figure 6-103 Common Operations, Save Grid dialog ..........................................................................146
Figure 6-104 Common Operations, Message View row selection .......................................................147
Figure 6-105 Common Operations, Export Message View..................................................................147
Figure 6-106 Common Operations, Message View export type dialog................................................147
Figure 6-107 Common Operations, Save Message View dialog .........................................................148
Figure 6-108 Common Operations, Export Message Flow View .........................................................150
Figure 6-109 Common Operations, Save Message Flow View dialog.................................................150
Figure 6-110 Common Operations, KPI export ....................................................................................151
Figure 6-111 Common Operations, Save KPI data dialog ...................................................................151
Figure 6-112 Common Window Operations, Several Views ................................................................152
Figure 7-1 One Shot Hexa Decoding Tool Window .............................................................................154
Figure 7-2 One Shot Hexa Decoding Tool Output ...............................................................................155
Figure 7-3 Folder Selection Dialog Box................................................................................................156
Figure 7-4 Export menu........................................................................................................................156
Figure 7-5 Export type dialog ...............................................................................................................157
Figure 7-6 Folder Selection Dialog Box................................................................................................157
Figure 7-7 Log Window ........................................................................................................................158
Figure 7-8 Info Window ........................................................................................................................159
Figure 7-9 About ALU 9358 RFO Window ...........................................................................................159

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LIST OF TABLES
Table 3-1 Main Window Areas .................................................................................................................5
Table 3-2 Standard Steps to Use ALU 9358 RFO ...................................................................................8
Table 5-1 Data Manager Window Areas ................................................................................................20
Table 5-2 Usual Steps to Create New Database ...................................................................................21
Table 5-3 Profile Selection .....................................................................................................................22
Table 5-4 Profile Window Areas .............................................................................................................23
Table 5-5 Files Processing Window Areas, Files per Files Mode ..........................................................35
Table 6-1 Usual Steps to Select Files from Data Manager ....................................................................48
Table 6-2 Usual Steps to Select Files from KPI .....................................................................................51
Table 6-3 Active File List, Context Menu Items......................................................................................54
Table 6-4 Standard Steps to Use User-defined reports .........................................................................55
Table 6-5 Reports Manager Areas .........................................................................................................56
Table 6-6 Report loading errors .............................................................................................................58
Table 6-7 Report computation failure messages ...................................................................................61
Table 6-8 Report Builder Areas ..............................................................................................................62
Table 6-9 Components of the Calls/Cells List ........................................................................................65
Table 6-10 List managing operations .....................................................................................................67
Table 6-11 Report View Areas ...............................................................................................................68
Table 6-12 Standard Steps to Use User-defined scenarios...................................................................72
Table 6-13 Scenario Manager Areas .....................................................................................................73
Table 6-14 Scenario Builder areas .........................................................................................................77
Table 6-15 Scenario makeup desktop areas..........................................................................................80
Table 6-16 Scenario makeup tree nodes ...............................................................................................81
Table 6-17 Events manager areas .........................................................................................................85
Table 6-18 Variables manager areas .....................................................................................................86
Table 6-19 Properties view areas...........................................................................................................87
Table 6-20 Causes selector areas .........................................................................................................89
Table 6-21 Quick access view areas......................................................................................................90
Table 6-22 Scenario Results View areas ...............................................................................................92
Table 6-23 Scenario Results View Detail part areas..............................................................................93
Table 6-24 KPI Window Areas ...............................................................................................................99
Table 6-25 KPI Tool Window, Context Menu Items .............................................................................105
Table 6-26 KPI Tool Window, Group Box, Context Menu Items ..........................................................105
Table 6-27 Message View Window Areas............................................................................................113
Table 6-28 Message View, Usual Steps to Create New Message Set ................................................115
Table 6-29 Message View, Usual Steps to Grid Search ......................................................................116
Table 6-30 Message View, Usual Steps to Message Details Search ..................................................117
Table 6-31 Message View Window, Grid Context Menu Items............................................................118
Table 6-32 Message Flow Window Areas............................................................................................120
Table 6-33 Grid View Window Areas ...................................................................................................121
Table 6-34 Column Selector Window Areas ........................................................................................123
Table 6-35 Graph View Window Areas ................................................................................................125
Table 6-36 Parameter Selector Window Areas ....................................................................................127
Table 6-37 Metrics Selector Window Areas, Single Statistic Mode .....................................................129
Table 6-38 Metrics Selector Window Areas, Multi Statistic Mode........................................................131
Table 6-39 Graph View, Usual Steps to Filter Data .............................................................................132
Table 6-40 Common Operations, Usual Steps to Filter Data...............................................................139
Table 6-41 Common Operations, Usual Steps to Set Custom Filter....................................................140
Table 7-1 Usual Steps to Decode hexadecimal string .........................................................................154
Table 7-2 Log Window Areas ...............................................................................................................158

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1. INTRODUCTION

1.1. SUBJECT
The Alcatel-Lucent 9358 Radio Frequency Optimizer User Manual provides
information on the usage of the Alcatel Lucent 9358 Radio Frequency Optimizer
product.

1.2. SCOPE OF THIS DOCUMENT


The scope of this document is ALU 9358 RFO product 7.11.3.x (where x is build
number) release. It applies to OAM 5.0/6.0/7.0/7.1 and UA 5.x/6.x/7.x.

1.3. AUDIENCE FOR THIS DOCUMENT


This guide is intended for Alcatel-Lucent and customer teams.

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2. REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

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3. OVERVIEW
The ALU 9358 RFO provides an easy-to-use tool for the examination of RF links
between base stations and mobiles. Use ALU 9358 RFO to ensure that the network is
operating efficiently by observing its detailed analysis of key statistics, and by the
presentation of key parametric information in various graphical modules.

ALU 9358 RFO decodes and analyzes:


- Call Traces collected at RNC through OMC;
- Control Node & Interface Node (xml);
- CTa, CTb, CTg, OTCell, Object Trace IU-CS/PS traces.

In addition ALU 9358 RFO is able to decode CTn traces.

ALU 9358 RFO analyses the data from those different physical files to create various
statistics and views of the data.

ALU 9358 RFO is a standalone PC application; it does not need to be connected to


the UMTS network.

There are two editions of ALU 9358 RFO application: standard and professional.

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3.1. MAIN WINDOW

Figure 3-1 Main Window

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Table 3-1 Main Window Areas

1 View area. Different views may be displayed at this area (Message view, Grid view,
Graph view, etc).

2 Active File List. Logical files to work on can be selected from this view.

3 Reports and Scenarios Managers. User-defined reports and scenarios are managed
by using these views (professional edition only).

4 Call/Cell Lists. May be used to select calls/cells for analysis (professional edition
only).

5 Output Window. All log messages are displayed in this view.

6 Information panel for short summary.

Menu and Toolbars.


7
Data Manager Window.

Unzip utility.

Message Export utility.


Synchronization mode switch.

Graph view.
Grid view.

Message view.

Message Flow.

KPI.

One shot hexa decode tool.

Options.
Settings

Binning.

8 Indicates current MSSQL server.

9 Indicates current database.

10 License information.

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3.2. MAIN MENU


ALU 9358 RFO main menu consists on the following:

- File
Data Manager opens Data Manager. Refer to section 5 for details
Decompress Files (.gz) starts Unzip Utility. Refer to section 7.2 for
details.
Message Export starts Message Export. Refer to section 7.3 for
details.
Close closes ALU 9358 RFO
- View
Active File List shows/hides Active File List window
Output Window - shows/hides Output window
Info Window - shows/hides Info window
Call List - shows/hides Calls List (professional edition only)
Cell List - shows/hides Cells List (professional edition only)
Reports - shows/hides Reports Manager (professional edition only)
Scenarios shows/hides Scenario Manager (professional edition only)
Toolbars
o Standard - shows/hides Standard toolbar
o View - shows/hides View toolbar
o Tools - shows/hides Tools toolbar
o Options shows/hides Options toolbar
Switch Synchronization Mode switches between single-file and
multi-file synchronization modes. Refer to section 6.8 for details.
Graph opens Graph view. Refer to section 6.9 for details.
Grid opens Grid view. Refer to section 6.8 for details.
Message opens Message view. Refer to section 6.6 for details.
Message Flow opens Message Flow Diagram. Refer to section 6.5
for details.
- Tools

License Utility starts licensing utility which allows requesting for a
license and providing it for ALU 9358 RFO. Refer to section 4.1 for
details.
Options open Options. Refer to section 4.2 for details.
Settings import/export settings. Refer to section 4.3 for details.
o Import
o Export
KPI open KPI view. Refer to section 6.5 for details.
One Shot Hexa Decoding Tool starts One Shot Hexa Decoding Tool.
Refer to section 7.1 for details.
- Windows
Cascade arranges opened windows as a cascade
Tile Horizontal - arranges opened windows as horizontal tiles

Tile Vertical - arranges opened windows as vertical tiles


List of opened windows you can select a window from the list to
make it active
Note: these commands concern only the child windows.

- Help

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Contents displays information about useful documents


About ALU 9358 RF Optimizer displays information about ALU 9358
RFO

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3.3. BASIC USAGE PROCEDURE


This section describes a standard scenario of the ALU 9358 RFO use.

Table 3-2 Standard Steps to Use ALU 9358 RFO

1 Open UMTS ALU 9358 RFO product.

Open Data Manager.


2
- Click button on the toolbar.
Please refer to section 5.1 for details.
Create a new database.
3
- In the Data Manager window click button.
- Enter database name.
- Select profile and click OK.
Please refer to section 5.2 for details.
Import files from local computer or from WMS server.
4
- In the data manager window select the database.

- Click button.
Please refer to section 5.4 for details.
5 Select a database for analysis.

Open KPI
6
- In the main window click button.
Select files from the Calls KPI tab.
7

8 Select files to add in active file list for investigation from the Calls KPI.
Please refer to section 6.1.2 for details
Open Message View.
9
- In the main window click button.
Please refer to section 6.4 for details.
Open Grid View.
10
- In the main window click button.
Please refer to section 6.8 for details.
11 Select one or more metrics.
Refer to section 6.8.2 Grid Options for details
Open Graph view from the Grid view.
15
- In the Grid view click button.
Please refer to section 6.9 for details.
Select a report (professional edition only)
13
Create/open a user-defined report using Reports Manager. Refer to section 6.3.2
for details.

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14 Select calls/cells (professional edition only)


Select calls/cells for analysis. Refer to section 6.3.4 for details.
Compute a report (professional edition only)
15
Run the report computation. See the results in the Report View. Refer to section
6.3 for details.

Note: You can open more than one different view for the same file.

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4. CONFIGURATION

4.1. LICENSING
The ALU 9358 RFO usage is protected by a license. The ALU 9358 RFO license is a
binary file delivered to the licensed user. The license gives the right to use one ALU
9358 RFO edition to one user on one computer. The license has a specific duration.

Requesting for license

When the ALU 9358 RFO is started the first time, it requests for a license.

Figure 4-1 License Manager Window

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Figure 4-2 License Request Dialog

Specify the first, the second name and your e-mail. Select the desired license
expiration date. Note that the expiration date may be linked to the contract hold to your
local purchase team.
If you have the Microsoft Outlook installed, press Send by Email button the
Microsoft Outlook is started and the ALU 9358 RFO automatically composes the e-
mail containing information required for licensing:

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Figure 4-3 Licensing with Installed Microsoft Outlook

Send this e-mail to the local ALU 9358 RFO purchase team.

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If you do not have the Microsoft Outlook installed, press View button. The
License Request window appears. The window contains the information required
for licensing:

Figure 4-4 Licensing without Installed Microsoft Outlook

Send this information to the local ALU 9358 RFO purchase team.

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When a license file is obtained, start the ALU 9358 RFO and press Browse for
Licence button. Select licence file window appears.

Figure 4-5 Select the License File Dialog

Select the license file and press OK. If the license is accepted, the ALU 9358 RFO
main window appears and the product can be used.

License expiration

When a license is about to expire (less than 90 days before the expiration), the ALU
9358 RFO displays a warning each time it is started.

If you want to renew the license, select Tools>Licence Utility menu. Then follow
the same steps as for requesting a new license described above.

Note: ALU 9358 RFO will not ask for license after upgrade.

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4.2. OPTIONS
Select Tools>Options from the menu or press button on the toolbar. The
Options window has three tabs:

File locations tab contains parameters specifying where the ALU 9358 RFO stores
different types of files:

Figure 4-6 Options Window, File Location Page

- Database data files the folder where the ALU 9358 RFO stores database
files. If you change the parameter, the ALU 9358 RFO will create new
databases in the specified directory. Previously created databases are
still available.
Important: Make sure that the Windows account you currently logged
on and Log On As account of SQL Server (UMTS_RFO) Windows
service have full access permissions on Database data files folder. For
more information please refer to 8.1 SQL Server Permissions on ALU
9358 RFO File Locations Folder.
- Default input folder - the default folder proposed by ALU 9358 RFO when
you want to import data into a database.
- Temporary files the folder where the ALU 9358 RFO stores its
temporary files.
Important: Make sure that the Windows account you currently logged
on and Log On As account of SQL Server (UMTS_RFO) Windows
service have full access permissions on Temporary files folder. For
more information please refer to 8.1 SQL Server Permissions on ALU
9358 RFO File Locations Folder.

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- Report files (professional edition only) the default folder where the
user prefers to store user-defined report files.
- Support logs the folder where UMTS - RFO Extraction Log.txt file is
stored. The file contains logs related to ALU 9358 RFO work.

Important: Make sure that the Windows account you currently logged
on has full access permissions on Support logs folder.
- Scenario files (professional edition only) the default folder where the
user prefers to store user-defined scenario files.
- Scenario results (professional edition only) the default folder where
the user prefers to store the results of user-defined scenario
computations.

Binning tab contains parameters related to binning

Figure 4-7 Options Window, Binning Page

Temporal resolution parameters for binning algorithm.

Analyze Parameters tab contains parameters related to data analysis:

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Figure 4-8 Options Window, Analyze Parameters Page

If you want to modify a parameter on any tab, select it from the list and edit them
manually or use arrows buttons for increase or decrease.

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4.3. SETTINGS
Configuration parameters (settings) store a set of values related to various ALU 9358
RFO components, for example it may be window position or window state of any
ALU 9358 RFO view, information about defined profiles, option binning parameters
etc. Settings are stored in the user.config file. Working with ALU 9358 RFO user is
able to change implicitly some configuration parameters and modify user.config file.
ALU 9358 RFO application provides import and export settings mechanism called
Settings Manager.

Figure 4-9 Settings Manager window

Export operation. Settings manager parses current user.config file, makes the list
of available for export parameters and presents it to user. User selects necessary
parameters to export and defines the name and location of the file with exported
parameters.
Import operation. User defines the name and location of the file with appropriate
parameters to import. Settings manager parses selected file, makes the list of
available for import parameters and presents it to user. User selects necessary
parameters to import. Settings manager adds or replaces user.config parameters
with parameters defined in the selected file.

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5. DATA MANAGER

5.1. OVERVIEW
The Data Manager allows you to:
- Create and delete databases
- Import trace data files into a database
- Select files from a database to form the Active File List for analysis

In the Data Manager, you can only select logical files to view from one database at a
time. Each file within a particular database contains a list of call events identified
within that file.

Figure 5-1 Data Manager Window

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Table 5-1 Data Manager Window Areas

1 Databases list.

2 Logical files list inside the selected database.

3
Toolbar.

Create Database button

Import files button.

Delete Database button.

Database properties button.

Note: when the data manager is opened, all others windows of ALU 9358 RFO cant
be selected.

5.2. DATABASE CREATION


This section describes procedure how to create new database.

Figure 5-2 Database Creation

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Table 5-2 Usual Steps to Create New Database

1 Click on the Create database button on the Data Manager Toolbar.

2 Enter the database name.

3 Select database profile. For detail please refer to section 5.3.

4 Optionally, add description for database.

5 Press OK button.

5.3. DATABASE PROFILES


When you create a database, you must choose a profile for it. The database profile
defines data which will be imported from trace files into the database. The profile
is chosen during the database creation and can not be changed later.

Profiles allow you to save time during importing data into database, but if you do
not import all data, some analyses will not be available.

You can choose one of the predefined profiles or create a custom profile (which also
can be saved and reused for creating other databases).

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A predefined profile is chosen in the Profile section of the database properties:

Figure 5-3 Database Properties, Profiles

1 2

Table 5-3 Profile Selection

1 Click on the Name listbox in the Profile section of the Database Properties
and choose a name of a predefined profile.

2 Click Manage Profiles button to create a custom profile

5.3.1 PROFILE CREATION


When you press Manage Profiles button, Profile window appears:

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Figure 5-4 Profile Window

Table 5-4 Profile Window Areas

1 Predefined profiles

2 Previously created custom profiles

3
Delete selected profiles button

4
KPI

5
Analyzers

6
Advanced button

In the window you can select:


- Predefined profiles: The profiles defined by the ALU 9358 RFO.

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- Customized profiles: Previously created custom profiles.


- KPI: Predefined selection of messages and metrics needed for a specified
KPI.
- Analyzers: You can turn on/off analyzers by checking/unchecking the list
values.
Note: Event Context Analyzers is available in Professional Edition only.
Note: If some analyzer is turned off some 9358 ALU RFO features may work
incorrectly or become unavailable: if you turn off Event Context Analyzer
you will not be able to run user-defined reports (refer section 6.3 User-
defined reports for details).

When all profile components are chosen, press Finish button. The Profile Name
window displays the summary for the profile to be created and asks for a profile
name:

Figure 5-5 Profile Summary Window

Enter the profile name and press OK button. The Database Properties window will
appear and you can continue the database creation:

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Figure 5-6 Database Properties Window

You can select more precisely the information you want to import by clicking
Advanced button in the Profile window. The Advanced Profile Properties
window appears:

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Figure 5-7 Advanced Profile Properties Window

In the window you can select:


- Metrics: They are grouped by type. You can choose a set of
metrics, or one or several metrics of this set.
- Messages: They are grouped by type. You can choose a set of
messages, or one or several messages of this set.

If you select profiles or/and KPIs in the Profile window, the


corresponding messages and metrics will be selected in the Advanced
Profile Properties window. By default, no messages and only common
metrics Position and TimeStamp are selected.

When all desired messages and metrics are selected, press OK


button. Then press Finish button on the Profile window. The Profile
Name window displays the summary for the profile to be created and
asks for a profile name:

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Figure 5-8 Profile Summary Window

Enter the profile name and press OK button. The Database Properties window will
appear and you can continue the database creation:

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Figure 5-9 Database Properties Window

Note: The custom profile can be edited in Profile window. The profile is saved only
when the database is created using it. If you cancel the database creation, the
profile will not be saved and can not be used as a custom profile for other
databases.

Note: It is recommended to use Full profile for databases which you are going to
calculate PIs (refer section 6.3 User-defined reports for details) for. Using custom
profiles can cause incorrect PI calculation.

5.3.2 PROFILE DELETION


The custom profiles can be deleted in the Profile window. Select a profile and press

button .

Note that it is impossible to delete a profile if an existing database uses it. The
error is displayed in this case. To delete this profile, firstly remove all databases
that refer to it.

Figure 5-10 Delete Profile Error Dialog Box

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If the profile is not used the confirmation dialog is displayed:


Figure 5-11 Delete Profile Confirmation Dialog Box

Press Yes button to delete the profile.

5.4. FILES IMPORT


Once a database is created, you can import data into it. ALU 9358 RFO is able to
import data from:
- files on local machine
- WMS servers

When disk space is low on the drive where ALU 9358 RFO databases are stored, a red
exclamation mark may appear in the Data Manager next to the database icon. This
icon appears when disk space is low and may be insufficient for further operations
with the database.
The user should free up disk space or consider changing database location in the ALU
9358 RFO options, and then recreating the database and load the files anew.

Note: database size depends on the type of imported XML trace files and their
content. You can take into account that the ratio of raw XML trace files to the
database size is something of 1 to 3 (for example, 1 Mb of raw files means a 3 Mb
database size).

5.4.1 LOCAL FILES IMPORT


Press Process Raw Files to start the File Selection Wizard

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Figure 5-12 Database Manager Window, Start File Selection Wizard

Welcome Page presents the Wizard. To continue, click Next


Figure 5-13 File Selection Wizard, Welcome Page

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Select File Picker Type:


Figure 5-14 File Selection Wizard, First Step

The files for import can be selected in three modes:


- File per file mode you select a set of files and/or directories to be
imported. ALU 9358 RFO imports selected files and content of selected
directories into the database. ALU 9358 RFO controls duplicated files in this
mode.
- Directory mode you select a directory and have no view on contained files.
ALU 9358 RFO imports all files from the directory and its subdirectories into
the database. ALU 9358 RFO does not control duplicated files in this mode.
- WMS server(s) you select a set of files to be imported from remote servers.
ALU 9358 RFO downloads and imports selected files into the database

In local files import next filters are applied:


- Time interval you can define a period of time. ALU 9358 RFO imports only
files collected during this period.
- Import filters:
Import file list (only for File per file mode) You can select a .txt
file containing the list of files to process in your database.
File format is the following:
o one full path by line;
o one file by line;
o lines starting from symbol # are skipped;
o lines with invalid paths are skipped.

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Import folder list (only for per directory mode) - You can select a
file containing the list of folders to process in your database. In this
mode subfolders are not processed.
File format is the following:
o one full folder path by line;
o one folder by line;
o lines starting from symbol # are skipped;
o lines with invalid paths are skipped.
Trace key list (only for per directory mode) - You can select a file
containing the list of trace keys to be loaded in your database.
Two file formats are supported:
o CSV files;
o txt files.
CSV file format:
<Optional header starting from "traceKey" column>
<traceKey>,<column2 value>,<column3 value>...

Example:
130--2113829980,"32","2009-12-03"
130--2113830060,"32","2009-12-04"
130--2113829976,"32", "1"

Text file format:


<traceKey>
<traceKey>

Example:
130--2113829980
130--2113830060
130--2113829976
- File Type filter you can select a file type (Call Trace IN, Call Trace CN or
both). The ALU 9358 RFO imports only files of the selected type.
- -
You can define these filters on the File Types Window:

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Figure 5-15 File Selection Wizard, Second Step, File per file mode

Figure 5-16 File Selection Wizard, Second Step, Per Directory mode

On the next step the Import settings dialog is shown.

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Figure 5-17 File Selection Wizard, Third Step

After the third step a Complete Window occurs. If you are sure in your choice, press
Finish:

Figure 5-18 File Selection Wizard, Complete Page

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Note: The Import settings is available for all import modes.

In this dialog you can define some import parameters, such as:
- Combined CT Sessions Delta (seconds).
- Gather the OTCell messages by CellId.
- Decode Additional Info Enable Decode Additional Info feature.
- Time Zone.
- Temporally bin data after processing if the checkbox is checked, the ALU
9358 RFO automatically starts data binning just after importing data into a
database

If you select Files per Files mode without import file list, the Select Files for
Processing window appears:

Figure 5-19 Files Processing Window, Files per Files Mode

1
2

Table 5-5 Files Processing Window Areas, Files per Files Mode

1 Directory tree on the local machine. It displays only Call Trace files passed the
File Type filter

2 Call Trace files selected for processing

File selection buttons:


3
-Add file to selection
- Remove file from selection
- Remove all files from selection

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The Directory Tree pane displays Call Trace files filtered by the File Type filter.
Files displayed in bold are already imported into the database and can not be
imported again. Compressed files are not displayed; you should use the built-in tool
(refer to 7.2 Unzip Utility) to decompress them before selecting or select Directory
mode.

You can select files or directories and add them into the list of files to be processed
by pressing Add button. The ALU 9358 RFO controls duplicates i.e. if a file is
added into the list, another file with the same name from a different directory can
not be added.

You can remove files from the list of files to be processed by pressing Remove or
Remove All button.

Note: When selecting trace files to be imported, the file list in the selected folder is
not refreshed.
When all needed files are added into the list, press OK button, the ALU 9358 RFO
starts processing

Figure 5-20 Progress Indicator

Warning: The file processing can not be cancelled. The ALU 9358 RFO will process
all selected files.

If binning after processing is chosen then operation is started. Files are processed by
groups of 100 files. Cancelation is possible between processing of two groups.

Figure 5-21 Progress Indicator, Binning is Chosen

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If you select Directory mode without import folder list, the Browse For Folder
window appears:

Figure 5-22 Files Processing Window, Directory Mode

Select a directory containing files to be processed and press OK button. The ALU
9358 RFO starts processing all Call Trace files from the selected directory and its
subdirectories. Compressed files will be replaced by their decompressed versions.
Note: Directory folder mode doesnt control duplicate files in bold.

Warning: The file processing can not be cancelled.

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Figure 5-23 Data Manager Window after Files Processing

Note: In case when there is no UE id in the trace, trace files are combined according
to the Session Id.

5.4.2 WMS FILES IMPORT


The ALU 9358 RFO allows import from remote WMS servers; user can view available
files on servers and choose those that are required. Files can be filtered according
to various fields.

If you select WMS server(s) mode on the Select File Picker dialog, next window
appears:

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Figure 5-24 File Selection Wizard, WMS Files Import

At first you need to define a WMS server. For this purpose press the Configure
WMS Connections button and the WMS server settings window appears:

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Figure 5-25 WMS Server Settings

On the WMS Server Settings window you can define what servers to be used, input
connection and authentication settings and select the directory for files which will
be downloaded from the chosen servers.
If you have filled all fields press the OK button. ALU 9358 RFO begins to connect and
retrieve list of trace files from the chosen server or servers:

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Figure 5-26 File Selection Wizard, Connecting to Server

Figure 5-27 File Selection Wizard, Retrieving File List

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Once list of files has been retrieved, user is able to choose necessary data (file(s))
and it'll be automatically downloaded to the target directory and after that it'll be
imported to the ALU 9358 RFO.

If you check Keep files in the local directory checkbox, the downloaded trace
files are kept in the target directory. Otherwise, the ALU 9358 RFO deletes them
after import.

Figure 5-28 File selection Wizard, Select Data

To invert current selection use the Inver Selection button. To refresh data in
Grid press the Refresh Data button. If you want to save data that Table
contains click Export to File button and then specify the text file in the Open
Dialog Window. For more convenient marking of several files you can use commands
of the context menu that appears after right click on the selected rows (see figure
bellow).

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Figure 5-29 File Selection Wizard, Selection of Several Files

You can also apply grouping by one or several columns. For this purpose drag a
column header on the group box. It allows you to mark/unmark whole groups of
files. In the header of each group row you can see some information: group name,
number of files, total file size (see next figure).

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Figure 5-30 File Selection Wizard, Group Data

5.5. DATABASE DELETION


Unnecessary databases can be deleted. Select one or more databases from the list
and press Delete button, or right-click on the database and select Delete from
the drop-down menu.

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Figure 5-31 Data Manager Window, Database Deletion

The ALU 9358 RFO asks for confirmation.


Figure 5-32 Delete Database Confirmation Dialog Box

Press Yes button. The selected databases will be deleted.

Note: Individual Call Trace files can not be deleted from a database. If you want to
delete some files from a database, you have to delete whole database, create a new
one and import necessary files into it.

5.6. DATABASE PROPERTIES


Select a database and press Properties to display a profile summary, you can also
double-click a database name, or ri ght-click it and select "Properties" from the
drop-down menu.

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Figure 5-33 Data Manager Window, Database Properties

The Database Properties window appears:

Figure 5-34 Database Properties Window

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The Database Properties window shows the database parameters chosen during the
creation name, Call Model. The window contains several information sections. The
sections can be expanded/collapsed by clicking on them. There are the following
sections:
- Profile section displays the profile chosen during the database creation. For
profile details press View Profile Summary button
- Database section displays the database creation time, version and the
current size of the database.
- Description section allows you to change the database description
- Summary section displays the log of actions performed on the database.

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6. DATA REPRESENTATION

6.1. DATA SELECTION


You may only select files for analysis from a single database. If you wish to select
files from multiple databases, you should create a new database containing the files
you wish to analyze together.

6.1.1 SELECTION FROM DATA MANAGER

Figure 6-1 Selection from Data Manager

Table 6-1 Usual Steps to Select Files from Data Manager

1 Open Data Manager.

2 Select database.

3 Select logical files in the database.

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4 Click OK.

Files selected for analysis construct the Active File List. The Active File List is
displayed in the main ALU 9358 RFO window, and is one of several synchronized
views.

Figure 6-2 Active File List

Warning: If database contains more than 124 logical files, they are not displayed in
the Active File list. Instead, please select logical files from KPI, see section 6.1.2 for
details.

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Figure 6-3 Data Manager Window, Big Amount of Logical Files

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6.1.2 SELECTION FROM KPI

Figure 6-4 Selection from KPI

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Table 6-2 Usual Steps to Select Files from KPI

1 Open KPI view.

2 Select Call KPI tab.

3 Select Files.

4 Double-click to select files to display.

5 Selected files must appear in the Active File List.

The grid data related to the currently selected file is highlighted in red.

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Files for the Active File list can be selected from any KPI. For example, Message
Parsing KPI:

Figure 6-5 KPI Tool

If you double click on a grid line, all logical files related to the line are added into
the Active File list.
Files can be removed from Active File List.

How to do this see in section 6.2.2

6.2. ACTIVE FILE LIST


After creating a database and processing files for insertion into it, files can be
selected for analysis by various features of ALU 9358 RFO from the Active File List
(left panel of the ALU 9358 RFO main window).

Review the Data Manager section to see how to select files for analysis in the Active
File List.

Choose a file for display from the Active File List, then click a toolbar button or
menu item to open a View. The opened view can be synchronized to the Active File
List, and to all other open views. The selected file is highlighted in bold.

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6.2.1 ACTIVE FILE LIST TREE STRUCTURE


The Active File List displayed as a tree:

Figure 6-6 Active File List

The root is called Call Trace Files and shows the number of files in the Active File
list. The sublayers of the tree are:
- Group of logical files the grouping depends on the trace file type. The
group name is built from:
- trace record session identifier for Call Traces
- folder name or Cell identifier for OTCell
- Logical file name displays names of logical files in the Active File list.
- Call displays calls from a logical file.

The Active Files List is synchronized - if you click on a tree element (file name,
etc) a corresponding line in opened views is selected.

6.2.2 OPERATIONS
In the context menu there are special operations for the each logical file. Double
click on a file to select it.
Right click on the filename to display context menu.

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Figure 6-7 Active File List, Context Menu

Table 6-3 Active File List, Context Menu Items

Select File Makes the selected file active


Combined Files Displays combined physical files.
Close Associated Views Closes all views associated with this file.
Suppress Removes the selected file from Active File List.

6.3. USER-DEFINED REPORTS


NOTE: This section describes features available for professional edition only.

6.3.1 OVERVIEW
User-defined reports allow you to create your own reports (views) and customize
them to meet your purposes. For each report you may define its type (per Call or
per Cell) and a set of PIs that should be computed.

Computation of a report is performed for the list of calls/cells selected by you from
the database. The result of computation is a table where for each call/cell
corresponding values of PIs are displayed.

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Figure 6-8 User-defined reports usage

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The table below describes a standard scenario of the User-defined reports usage.

Table 6-4 Standard Steps to Use User-defined reports

1 Open Reports Manager (panel Reports).


Use an appropriate item in the View menu.

2 Open Calls/Cells lists.


Use appropriate items in the View menu.
Open wanted reports.
3
Click Open button on the Reports toolbar.
Please refer to section 6.3.2.2 for details.
Edit existing (or create new) report.
4
- Click Edit button on the Reports toolbar (or New button if
you want to create new report).
- Using Report Builder (refer to section 6.3.3 for details):
o Select the report type
o Select required PIs
o Add a comment if necessary and click OK
Select calls/cells for analysis
5
Drag calls/cells to the list of selected items.
Please refer to section 6.3.4 for details.
Compute a report.
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- Select a report

- Click button if you want to run report on call trace files


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- Click button if you want to run report on calls from database


- Wait until a Report View window with computation results will be
displayed
Refresh Report View.
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If any parameters that can affect the result of computation have been changed,
you may refresh Report View:

- Click Refresh button on the Reports View form


- Wait until computation results will be updated
Please refer to section 6.3.5 for details.

Note: It is recommended to use Full profile for databases which you are going to
calculate PI for. Using non-Full profiles can cause incorrect PI computation.

6.3.2 REPORTS MANAGEMENT


Management of reports is performed by using Reports Manager (panel Reports)
which may be accessed through the corresponding item in the View menu.

Figure 6-9 Reports Manager


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Table 6-5 Reports Manager Areas

1 Per Call and Per Cell Reports lists.

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Toolbar.

Compute selected report on call trace files.

Compute selected report on selected calls.


New report button.

Open reports button.


Remove selected reports button.

Edit report button.

Context menu
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It contains the same commands as toolbar and the following surplus commands:
1. Select all select all reports in the list
2. Clear all remove all reports in the list

Reports Manager has two tabs, one per report type. All reports are automatically
distributed between them.

Displayed report name matches the name of the corresponding report file. This file
has XML format, extension .udr and may be stored at any location specified by the
user during creation. It does not contain any computed data, but represents the
exhaustive report description:

o Version
o Type

o Comment

o List of PIs
You may create new reports, open reports from existing files and edit reports by
using Report Builder. Each time when any modifications are made they are stored in
the appropriate report file. When you close ALU 9358 RFO the list of currently
opened reports is stored in the settings file. These reports are automatically opened
on the next ALU 9358 RFO startup.

Each report has version. It is the same as version of the ALU 9358 RFO where a
report has been created or modified.

6.3.2.1 REPORT CREATION

To create a new report:

1. Click toolbar button New or the corresponding item in the context


menu. The Report Builder window with empty fields will be displayed.

2. Configure your report by using Report Builder (see section 6.3.3 for details):

a. Select the report type

b. Choose PIs

c. Add a description (if required)

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3. Press Save As or Save button in the Report Builder window. Choose a


file name and location using the standard save file dialog. Then click
Save. The report will be saved at the specified location and then added to
the reports list.
4. Click Ok to close Report Builder.

6.3.2.2 OPEN REPORTS

You are able to open one or several reports from the existing files:

1. Click toolbar button Open or the corresponding item in the context


menu. The standard open file dialog will appear. Only files with extension
.udr are displayed.

2. Select files to open and click Open in the dialog. All selected reports will
be added to the Reports Manager. The files that are already loaded will be
skipped and the corresponding informational message will be displayed in
the Output window.

If any files were not loaded due to some errors a warning dialog box is displayed. All
errors are logged in the Output window.

Figure 6-10 Reports Loading Warning Dialog Box

Table 6-6 Report loading errors

Error Description Action


Version of report is not supported in
Use reports with supported
Incorrect report version the release of ALU 9358 RFO that you
versions only.
are using.
If you did not change the report
file manually, contact support.
Incorrect report type XML tag Type has incorrect value.
Set tag Type to a correct
value.
Ensure that the file follows XML
There is an error in XML The report file is corrupted. notation and has all required
document (X, X).
tags.
If you did not change the report
file manually, contact support.
Duplicated indicator There are two indicators with
Otherwise no actions required
name identical names in the report.
since duplicated indicator will
be skipped1.

1
Incorrect indicators are skipped and not loaded, but the report file is not updated automatically.
When you open it next time the same warning message will be displayed. To fix the report file, save
it.
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Indicator may be computed on the per


If you did not change the report
Indicator calculation call basis only, but the report type is
file manually, contact support.
basis (call/cell) does per cell.
Otherwise no actions required
not conform to report Or indicator may be computed on the
type. since incorrect indicators will be
per cell basis only, but the report
skipped1.
type is per call.
If you did not change the report
file manually, contact support.
There is no indicator with such name
Unknown indicator Otherwise no actions required
in the current ALU 9358 RFO release.
since incorrect indicators will be
skipped1.

6.3.2.3 REPORTS REMOVAL

You may remove unnecessary reports from the reports list (Note that report files are
not removed from the disk). To do that:

1. Select reports that you want to be removed.

2. Click button Remove selected or the corresponding context menu


item.

3. If more than one report is selected the dialog box requesting confirmation
will be displayed. Click Yes. All the selected reports will be removed.

4. Also you can remove all the reports by using context menu item Clear all.

Figure 6-11 Reports Deletion Confirmation Dialog Box

6.3.2.4 EDIT/DUPLICATE REPORT

To edit reports content:

1. Click toolbar button Edit or the corresponding item in the context


menu. The Report Builder window will be displayed.

2. Configure your report by using Report Builder (see section 6.3.3 for details):

a. Select the report type


b. Add or remove PIs

c. Modify the description

3. To save the report with the same name press Save button in the Report
Builder window.

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4. To duplicate report press Save As button. Choose file name and location
using the save file dialog. Then click Save. The report will be saved at the
specified location and a new report will be added to the reports list.

5. Click Ok to close Report Builder.

6.3.2.5 COMPUTE REPORT

To run report computation on calls/cells in database:

1. Select in the Report Manager a report that you want to be computed. Only
one report may be computed at the same time.
2. Select calls/cells to be analyzed using the Calls/Cells list (refer to section
6.3.4 for details). Note that if no calls/cells were selected, then
computation is performed for all calls/cells in the current database.

3. Click toolbar button Run on database or the corresponding item in


the context menu or double click on a report. Computation will be started.

4. Use button Cancel on the progress form to skip computation.

5. After computation completes, a Report View window with the results will be
displayed.

6. If you start computation for the same report and calls/cells again, the result
will be displayed in a separate Report View window. To refresh current
window use Report Views button Refresh (refer to section 6.3.5 for
details of the Report View usage).

To run report computation on Call Traces not imported in database:

1. Select in the Report Manager a report that you want to be computed. Only
one report may be computed at the same time. Note that only per Call
reports can be run on Call Traces.

2. Click toolbar button Run on call traces or the corresponding item in


the context menu.

3. Select call trace files to be analyzed.

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Figure 6-12 Call trace selection dialog

Select the directory with call traces then press OK button and
computation will be started.
4. Use button Cancel on the progress form to skip computation.

5. After computation completes, a Report View window with the results will be
displayed.

If computation cannot be started a dialog with informational message explaining


the reason of failure is displayed. It may contain one of the following messages.

Table 6-7 Report computation failure messages

Message Description Action


No indicators selected. Report The report does not contain
Add indicators to the report.
cannot be computed. indicators.
There are no selected calls in the
No calls selected. Report Call list or the current database Select calls to be analyzed.
cannot be computed.
does not contain calls.
There are no selected cells in the
No cells selected. Report Cell list or the current database Select cells to be analyzed.
cannot be computed.
does not contain calls.

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Figure 6-13 Report Computation Failure Dialog Box

6.3.3 REPORT BUILDER


This form is invoked when you create a new or modify existing report.

Figure 6-14 Report Builder


1
4
2 3

7 8

Table 6-8 Report Builder Areas

1 Title, which displays report file name and location.

2 List of available reports.

3 Report type selector.

4 Report Builder buttons:

New create new report

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Save save a report

Save as save a report to a new file


undo all changes that have been made since last report
Undo all saving

Move up move selected indicators up

Move down move selected indicators down


List of predefined indicators that may be added to your report. The list contains
5
indicators compatible with the report type only.
6 Indicators that you have added to your report.

7 Description of the currently selected indicator.

8 Report description

Using Report Builder you may view reports content, modify it and save to a file.
You can also navigate a report you wish to work with through the list of available
reports. Usual steps to modify a report are the following:

1. Select the report type.


The report type determines how this report will be computed: per call or
per cell. Note that when you change it, indicators incompatible with
selected report type are removed from both lists.
2. Add indicators.
A list of available indicators is organized into groups. You can read a
description for any indicator in the field below. To add indicators to your
report drag them to the list of reports indicators or use Pickup selected
context menu command (or its respective shortcut key: Ctrl+G).

3. Remove indicators
To remove indicators from the list of reports indicators you should select
ones you want to be deleted and use Remove selected context menu
command (or its respective shortcut key: Delete). You can also remove all
indicators but the selected ones (cropping) by using the corresponding
context menu command (or its respective shortcut key: Ctrl+Delete). It is
also possible to remove indicators simply by dragging the selected ones out
from the Used indicators in report pane.

4. Add a description.
Use this field to add any information about your report.
5. To save your report to already existing file (its name is displayed in the
title) use button Save. If you want to save it in a new file use button
Save As....

6. To re-arrange indicators in the Selected indicators list, use Move up and


Move down buttons or corresponding context menu commands (or its
respective shortcut keys Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down Arrow accordingly). Note that,
you can also re-arrange selected indicators by dragging them with mouse.
The order of indicators defines the order of the columns in the Report
View window (for more detail information about Report View window,
please read 6.3.5 section).

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6.3.4 CALLS/CELLS SELECTION


You are able to select calls/cells that will be analyzed during user-defined reports
computation. It can be done via controls that are presented on the panels Calls
and Cells (Figure 6-14). It also can be accessed through the corresponding items in
the View section of the Main menu (see Section 3.2 of the document for details).

Figure 6-15 Call and Cell Lists

These two controls are identical. The only difference is that the Calls list manages
calls, while the Cells list manages cells.

Each control is divided into two major areas (Figure 6-15). Upper area is Showcase
contains a list of all calls/cells currently stored in the database. It is empty when
you start ALU 9358 RFO, because there no database is selected in the Data Manger.
To populate it with calls/cells a database should be selected (see Section 5 of the
document for details). Every time when you import new data in the database or
select another database this area is refreshed.

At the bottom the lists and the consequent managing tools are located (see list
managing operations in the Table 6-10). You can work with several lists at a time,
but process items (calls/cells) from only one you have selected.

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Figure 6-16 Components of the Call/Cell List

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Table 6-9 Components of the Calls/Cells List

1 Showcase - list of the all available items (calls/cells of the current database)

2 List - list of the selected items (calls/cells)

3 Desk set of the available lists

4 Toolbar managing operations that can be performed over the list or desk

You may add any number of lists to the desk and fill it with any calls/cells from the
Showcase. So, each list on the desk will contain its own set of the calls/cells. It is
very handy to have a desk with lists you want analyze. You can quickly build
different reports just switching between these ones (note that when you run report
computation, calls/cells from the current list are used).

To create a new list use button New List . After the new list has been created
you can add calls/cells to it from the Showcase. Simply drag items from the
Showcase (upper section of the Calls/Cells List control) or use context menu item
Pick up selected (it can be accessed by its corresponding shortcut key: Ctrl+G). To
remove all or specific calls/cells from the list use the corresponding context menu
or toolbar items: Remove all (respective shortcut key: Ctrl+X) or Remove
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selected (respective shortcut key: Delete). You can also remove all items but
selected ones (cropping) by using Remove all but selected menu option (it can
be accessed by its corresponding shortcut key Ctrl+Delete).

After you constructed some list you may want to save it for further use. Such ability
is provided. You may save/open/delete lists. They are stored not on the disk, but in
the current database. This is done because a list is a subset of calls/cells is present
in the database. And so, this is reasonable to associate it with the database.
The following operations may be performed:

Save the current list to the storage (database) by using button Save
List.

Delete a list from the storage database by using button Delete a saved
List. In this case the current list is erased in the storage and removed from
the desk.

Open a list from the database by using button Open a saved List.
Loading is performed via the following dialog (Figure 6-16) that displays all
lists stored in the storage.

Figure 6-17 Stored lists dialog box

Another useful option is an ability to memorize lists that are currently opened on
the desk to be automatically restored when you select this database next time. It

can be obtained through the button Save List Set also. When desk is saving
the all changed lists are saved in the storage too. You can also to restore manually

all the memorized lists via button Restore List Set .

For all available managing operations, please see the table below (Table 6-10).

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Table 6-10 List managing operations

Operation Icon Description Shortcut key

Create a new empty list. Note: it is


New List impossible to save empty list (see Save Ctrl+N
list operation below).

Delete the current list on the desk (hide


Delete List Ctrl+W
list).

Remove all the items from the current


Clear List Ctrl+X
list.

See/Modify properties of the current list


Rename List F4
(its name, description).

Load a saved list on the desk from the


Open a saved List storage (lists are stored in the current Ctrl+O
database).

Save the current list into the storage


(lists are stored in the current database).
Save List Ctrl+S
Note: the list must contain at least one
item to be stored.

Remove the current list permanently


Delete a saved List Shift+Delete
from the storage.

Restore the desk that was stored before.


Note: all unsaved lists will be retained on
Restore List Set Ctrl+R
and all empty lists will be removed from
the desk during this procedure.

Store the set of the all lists currently


available on the desk. Note: if there are
Save List Set some unsaved lists on the desk it will be Ctrl+M
saved. Saved list set are loaded
automatically upon database select.

6.3.5 REPORT VIEW


Report View displays the result of user-defined report computation.

A new Report View window is created each time when you start computation using
Report Manager. You may open several Report Views for the same report. They may
differ from each other since there is no automatic synchronization. For example you
may compute some report once, then remove some indicators from the report and
compute it again. In this case you will have two Report Views with different results,
but for the same report. If you want to refresh already existing window use option
Refresh (see below).

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All Report Views are closed when you delete currently selected database or select
another database.

Figure 6-18 Report View Window

Table 6-11 Report View Areas

1 Computation result table

2 Aggregation row

3 Toolbar

Refresh button

Export to file button


(Optionally, when Call type report is selected)
Save file name list
Add Calls/Cells To List button
(Optionally, when Call type report is selected)
Add to Active File List button
Transpose button

The result of report computation is a table. Each row corresponds to one call or
cell. The first column contains ID of call/cell. Other columns represent values of
calculated PIs.

You are able to perform standard grid operations like filtering, sorting etc. Also

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there are the following specific options that may be accessed through toolbar
buttons or the corresponding context menu items:

o Refresh:
You are able to refresh a Report View to reflect recent changes made to the
report, database or list of selected calls/cells. In this case the report will be
computed again using fresh data and the result will be displayed in already
opened Report View.
o Add Calls/Cells To List:
This options allow you to select calls/cells in the Report View and add them
to the list of selected calls/cells. Note that you can also do it by simply
dragging the specified items to Calls/Cells List with mouse.

o Add to Active File List:


This option allow you add corresponding active files of currently selected
calls to Active file list. You can also add the specified calls to Active File
List by dragging them with mouse. (Note: this option is available when
Call type of report is selected).
o Transpose:
You can improve your report results browsing by using this feature. It swaps
columns of indicators with rows of call/cells (as it is depicted on the Figure
6-18 below). The columns in this mode are split into the pages and can be
listed through the navigator panel at bottom of the Report view window.

Figure 6-19 Using of Transpose command

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o Save file name list:


You can save the list of call trace files associated with the selected calls in a
.txt file (also the list of folders containing these files is saved). Then
created *.txt file may be used during import (see section 5.4.1 for details).
o Export:
You are able to export able to export the result of computation in the CSV
or TXT format.
In the Export to file dialog enter the file name and select the format (CSV or
TXT).

Figure 6-20 Export to File Dialog

If you select the TXT format the additional export option dialog will
appear..

Figure 6-21 Export Options Selection Dialog Box

There are the following export options:

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1. Text separator this is a string that will be placed between data fields.
There are two predefined separators: TAB (tabulation) and comma (,).

2. Quote strings with separators whether to surround data fields that contain
text separator with quotes.

6.4. USER-DEFINED SCENARIOS


NOTE: This section describes features available for professional edition only.

6.4.1 OVERVIEW
User-defined scenarios allow you to analyse calls and collect required information
about them.

Scenario is a state machine that is executed on a call. It determines an algorythm of


analysis. Call events are processed one by one. When an event with specified
characteristics is encoutered, variables are modified and transition to a new state
occurs.

Definitions of scenarios and entities used to construct them (events, variables,


states) are stored in scenario file. It has XML format and may be edited via
Scenario Builder. Management of scenario files is performed via Scenario
Manager.
Processing of scenarios may be run either on calls imported to a database or directly
on call trace files. The Scenario Results view allows to display the results of
processing in different forms and export them if necessary.

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Figure 6-22 User-defined scenarios usage

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The table below describes a standard procedure of the User-defined scenarios


usage.

Table 6-12 Standard Steps to Use User-defined scenarios

1 Open Scenario Manager (panel Scenarios).


Use an appropriate item in the View menu.

2 Open Calls/Cells lists.


Use appropriate items in the View menu.
Open wanted scenario files.
3
Click Open button on the Scenario Manager toolbar.
Please refer to section 6.4.2.2 for details.
Edit existing (or create new) scenario file.
4
- Click Edit button on the Scenario Manager toolbar (or New
button if you want to create a new scenario file).
- Using Scenario Builder (refer to section 6.4.3 for details) create or
modify scenario files.
Select calls/cells for analysis (optional)
5
Skip this step if you are not going to analyse calls from database.
Drag calls/cells to the list of selected items.
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Please refer to section 6.3.4 for details.

Run scenarios
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- Select scenarios

- Click button if you want to run scenarios on call trace files

- Click button if you want to run scenarios on calls from database


- Wait until a Scenario Results window with results of processing will be
displayed

6.4.2 SCENARIOS MANAGEMENT


Management of user-defined scenarios is performed by using Scenario Manager
(panel Scenarios) which may be accessed through the corresponding item in the
View menu.

Figure 6-23 Scenario Manager

3
4

Table 6-13 Scenario Manager Areas

1 Scenario files list.

2
Toolbar:

Run the selected scenarios on call trace files.


- Run on Call Traces
- Run on last used Call Traces
- Use a list of file names
Run the selected scenarios on selected calls.

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Create new scenario file.


Open scenario file.
Delete scenario file.
Edit scenario file.

3
Scenario file

4
Scenario

The imported user-defined scenarios are represented in the form of tree. The
parent elements represent scenario files; the child ones represent scenarios from a
certain scenario file.

Displayed scenario file name matches the name of the corresponding report file.
The file has .sce extension and may be stored at any location specified by the
user during creation.

6.4.2.1 SCENARIO FILE CREATION

To create a new report:

1. Click toolbar button New or the corresponding item in the context


menu.

2. Configure the scenario file using Scenario Builder (see section 6.4.3
Scenario Builder for details).

3. Press Save As or Save button in the Scenario Builder window.


Choose a file name and location using the standard save file dialog. Then
click Save. The scenario file will be saved at the specified location and
then added to the scenario files list.

4. Click Ok to close Scenario Builder.

6.4.2.2 OPEN SCENARIO FILE

You are able to open one or several scenario files from existing files:

1. Click toolbar button Open or the corresponding item in the context


menu. The standard open file dialog will appear. Only files with extension
.sce are displayed.

2. Select files to open and click Open in the dialog. After checking on
consistency the selected scenario files will be added to the Scenario
Manager. If some scenario file or some element in it does not satisfy the
scenario files format the corresponding warning message will be displayed in
the Output window.
3. The files that are already loaded will be skipped and the corresponding
informational message will be displayed in the Output window.

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6.4.2.3 SCENARIO FILES REMOVAL

You may delete unnecessary scenario files from the reports list (Note that scenario
files are not removed from the disk). To do that:

1. Select the scenario file you want to be removed.

2. Click button Delete or the corresponding context menu item or press


key Delete.

6.4.2.4 EDIT/DUPLICATE SCENARIO FILE

To edit scenario file content:

1. Click toolbar button Edit or the corresponding item in the context


menu. The Scenario Builder window will be displayed.

2. Configure your scenario file using Scenario Builder (see section 6.4.3
Scenario Builder for details).

3. To save the scenario file with the same name press Save button in the
Scenario Builder window.
4. To duplicate scenario file press Save As button. Choose file name and
location using the save file dialog. Then click Save. The scenario file will
be saved at the specified location and a new scenario file will be added to
the scenario files list.

5. Click Ok to close Scenario Builder.

6.4.2.5 RUN SCENARIOS ON CALL TRACE FILES

To run scenarios computation on call trace files:

1. Mark in the Scenario Manager scenarios you want to be computed by


setting them in checked state.

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Figure 6-24 Scenario Manager, Select scenarios to run

2. Click toolbar button Run on call trace files to drop down a list and
choose desired option in it (or use the corresponding item in the context
menu). Note: if you simply push the button, the Run on specified Call
Traces option will be performed. There are several ways to calculate
scenarios on call trace file in the RFO. To perform calculation of scenarios:

a. on the selected call trace files, use Run on specified Call Traces
option;

b. on the last used call trace files, use Run on last used Call Traces
option;

c. from the file with list of call trace file names, use option Run on
Call Traces specified in the file.
3. In appeared Browse for Folder window select a directory to be analyzed.
After clicking OK ALU 9358 RFO starts the computation for files from the
selected directory and its subdirectories.
4. After the computation completes, a Scenario Results View window with
the results will be displayed.

6.4.2.6 RUN SCENARIOS ON DATABASE

To run scenarios computation on call trace files:

1. Mark in the Scenario Manager scenarios you want to be computed by


setting them in checked state.

2. Select calls to be analyzed using the Calls list (refer to section 6.3.4 for
details about Call list). Note that if no calls/cells were selected, then
computation is performed for all calls/cells in the current database. If no
database is selected the computation is not performed.
3. Click toolbar button Run on database or the corresponding item in
the context menu. The computation starts.

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4. After the computation completes, a Scenario Results View window with


the results will be displayed.

6.4.3 SCENARIO BUILDER

6.4.3.1 OVERVIEW

Using Scenario Builder you can create and edit scenario files. It may be invoked
from Scenario Manager.

Figure 6-255 Scenario Builder

1
2

6
7 3

4 5

Table 6-14 Scenario Builder areas

1 Title displays scenario file name and location

2 Toolbar

File selector allows to select a file and open it for editing

New scenario file - create a new scenario file

Save save all changes to a scenario file

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Save as save a scenario file to a specific location

Undo all undo all changes made since the last save operation

View allows to show/hide Scenario builders views

3
Scenario makeup desktop

4
Events manager

5
Variables manager

6
Properties view

7
Quick access view

6.4.3.2 SCENARIO FILE OPERATIONS

File selection
You are able to navigate through scenario files that are currently loaded and open
any of them for editing. It can be done by using the File selector combo box
placed on the Scenario Builder toolbar or via the corresponding menu item of
Quick access view.

Create new scenario file

To create a new scenario file click toolbar button New scenario file . A file
with the minimum contents will be generated and opened for editing.

Save scenario file

To save all changes to a scenario file click toolbar button Save . If the button
is disabled, it means that no modifications were made and there is nothing to save.
Use toolbar button Save As , if you want to save a file to a specific location or
with a different name.
The default path where scenario files are located may be configured in Options.
Undo all changes
If you want to undo all changes that were made since the last save operation, use

toolbar button Undo all . If the button is disabled, it means that no


modifications were made and there is nothing to undo.

6.4.3.3 SCENARIO BUILDER VIEWS

Editing of scenario file is performed by using:

Scenario makeup desktop

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Event manager
Variable manager

Each of these views is in charge of a certain part of scenario file. Events manager
and Variables manager are responsible for events and variables lists respectively.
Scenario makeup desktop manages states list and the most important part of
scenario file - scenarios lists.

Mostly these views are intended for addition, removal and duplication of items.
Editing of items contents is performed via the Properties view which displays
properties of the currently positioned item.

The Quick access view serves as a browser with ability to glance over contents of
loaded scenario files (except current) and copy items from them to the currently
opened scenario file.

You can configure Scenario Builder views according to your preferences: dock any
view at the desired position, hide, close or open it. To do that, use views buttons
and menu View located on the Scenario Builder toolbar.

6.4.3.4 SCENARIO MAKEUP DESKTOP

Overview

Scenario makeup desktop is the most important part of Scenario Builder. Its
main purpose is management of scenarios that are contained in the edited scenario
file. Using this control you can add, remove, duplicate scenarios and define their
structure.
Also Scenario makeup desktop manages states contained in the current scenario file.

Figure 6-26 Scenario makeup desktop

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Table 6-15 Scenario makeup desktop areas

1 Toolbar

Add new scenario

Add new state

Add existing state

Add new event

Add existing event

Add new action

Remove selected

Duplicate

2
Scenario makeup tree

All toolbar commands can be accessed via context menu as well. Also context menu
contains some surplus commands:

1. Select all select all items in tree

2. Clear all remove all items that can be removed

3. Expand expand a node and all its descendants

4. Collapse collapse a node and all its descendants

5. Expand all expand all nodes in the tree


6. Collapse all collapse all nodes in the tree

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Figure 6-27 Scenario makeup desktop context menu

Scenario makeup tree

Data in Scenario makeup desktop is represented in the form of tree where each
node is an element of scenario file. This tree consists of two parts:
1. States list.
All states used in scenarios are displayed here.

2. Scenarios list.
This part of tree defines scenarios.

Table 6-16 Scenario makeup tree nodes

States list all states from the scenario file are displayed under this
tree node.
Scenario defines scenario properties. Scenarios must have unique
names.
These nodes have different meaning depending on their position in
the tree.
1. When they are displayed under node States, they represent
states defined in the scenario file.
States should have unique names. States Start and Finish
are predefined and their properties and position in the tree
cannot be changed. Take into account that states are shared
between all scenarios and may be referred by several
scenario-states. If you modify or remove a state, all related
scenario-states will be affected.
2. When these nodes are displayed under scenario node, they
represent scenario-states.
Each scenario may contain one or more scenario-state. Each
of them references a state from states list. A scenario must
contain scenario-state referring predefined state Start (it

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cannot be removed). Also optionally it may have state


Finish and several scenario-states defined by the user. Two
scenario-states cannot refer to the same state.

State-event
Each scenario-state may contain several state-events. Each state-
event refers to an event from events list. When this event is
encountered during processing and all conditions defined in the
state-event are met, actions associated with this state-event are
performed and transition to Next state occurs. Text => State A
means that Next state for this event is state with name State
A.

Postprocessing
This element contains a list of actions that are performed after a
scenario is moved to state Finish or the last event of a call is
reached.
Action
This node defines an action that should be performed on the
corresponding variable.

Next sections describe operations that may be performed by using Scenario makeup
desktop.

Adding new element

To add a new element, use an appropriate toolbar button or a context menu item.
After an element is created it is automatically positioned and its properties became
available in the Properties view. Then use the Properties view to configure a
new element as you want.

Add new scenario

Click toolbar item Add new scenario . A new scenario with default properties
and contents will be created.

Add new state


Position on State list or an existing state and click toolbar item Add new state

. A new state with default name will be generated.

Add new scenario-state


Position on a scenario where you want a scenario-state to be added or on an existing

scenario-state and click toolbar item Add new state . A new state will be
generated and added to the states list. Then a scenario-state that refers to the
newly created state will be added to the specified position.

Add new scenario-state using existing state


Position on a scenario where you want a scenario-state to be added or on an existing

scenario-state and click toolbar item Add existing state . In opened drop-down
list select a needed state. A new scenario-state that refers to the selected state will
be added to the specified position.

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Add new scenario-state using existing state via Drag & drop

Drag a state from states list to a desired position. A new scenario-state that refers
to the dropped state will be added to the specified position.

Add new state-event


Position on a scenario-state where you want a state-event to be added or on an
existing state-event and click toolbar item Add new event . A new event will
be generated and added to the events list. Then state-event that refers to the
newly created event will be added to the specified position.

Add new state-event using existing event

Position on a scenario-state where you want a state-event to be added or on an


existing state-event and click toolbar item Add existing event . In opened
drop-down list select a needed event. A new state-event that refers to the selected
event will be added to the specified position.

Add new state-event using existing event via Drag & drop

Drag event(s) from another view (Events manager or Quick access) to a desired
position. New state-event(s) that refers to the dropped event(s) will be added to the
specified position.

Add new action


Position on a state-event where you want an action to be added or on the
Postprocessing element or on an existing action and click toolbar item Add new

action . In opened drop-down list select a needed variable. A new action for
the selected variable will be added to the specified position.

Add new action via Drag & drop

Drag variable(s) from another view (Variables manager or Quick access) to a


desired position. New action(s) for the dropped variable(s) will be added to the
specified position.

Remove selected

Select the items you want to remove. Click toolbar item Remove selected .
Note that some items cannot be removed due to their specifics (e.g. predefined
state Start). Also if there is a relationship between item to remove and some
other items additional modifications will be made automatically. For example if you
remove a state from states list all scenario-states that refer to it will be removed as
well. In such cases you will be asked whether you want to continue the operation.

Duplicate
Almost all items located on Scenario makeup desktop may be duplicated. To do
that position an item that you want to duplicate and click toolbar item Duplicate
. A copy of the specified item having the same contents will be created.

Editing Name and Comment fields


Each item in the Scenario makeup desktop tree has name and comment. They are
displayed in the corresponding columns and may be edited by simply typing a new

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text in the desired cell. Note that editing for some items is restricted due to their
specifics (e.g. name of predefined state Start cannot be changed).

Drag & drop support

You can use drag & drop:

to change order and location of items inside tree


to create scenario-states by dragging states from states list to scenarios

for adding new items by dragging them from other controls (Quick
access, Events manager, Variables manager)
to define a transition between states

How and where a dragged item is placed and what action is performed depends on
the type of item you drag and item that is currently under the cursor. An icon
explaining potential drag-drop action is displayed in front of position where you are
going to drop item.

Figure 6-28 Scenario makeup tree item dragging

In the example on the figure scenario-state State A is dragged over scenario


Scenario 2. And icon indicates that this scenario-state will be appended as a
child to this scenario. Other possible cases are the following:

1. - this icon indicates that a dragged item will be inserted before


currently positioned item

2. - this icon indicates that a dragged item will be inserted after currently
positioned item. Note that by default items are inserted before currently
positioned item. To insert it after hold SHIFT key.

3. - this icon indicates that a dragged scenario-state will be set as Next


for the state-event that is currently under the cursor

Move items inside tree

You can change order and location of items inside tree for your own purposes. To do
that, simply drag an item to a new position.

Moving may be restricted if it may lead to any syntax error in the scenario file. For
example if you try to move a scenario-state to a scenario that already contains it,
such operation will be rejected, since scenario should not contain two scenario-
states with identical names.

Also moving may lead to some changes of scenario items properties. Such changes
are made to keep the scenario file consistent. For example if you move a scenario-
state to another scenario, all state-events that refer it as Next in old scenario
now will refer to predefined state None. In such cases you will be asked whether
you want to continue the operation.

Define transition via Drag & drop

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You can define transition between states by dragging a scenario-state that should be
Next to a state-event that should lead to transition. If transition is allowed an
icon in front of the target scenario-state will change to .

Figure 6-29 Define transition via drag & drop

Clear all

Use an appropriate context menu item to do that.

Select all

Use an appropriate context menu item to do that.

Expand/Collapse tree

You can collapse/expand the whole tree or a node with all its descendants. Use
corresponding context menu items for that.

6.4.3.5 EVENTS MANAGER

Events manager is responsible for editing of events list. Using this view you can
create, remove and duplicate events. Events must have unique names. Each event
may be used in several scenarios.

Figure 6-30 Events manager

Table 6-17 Events manager areas

1 Toolbar

- create a new event

- remove selected events


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- duplicate event

Events list
2
For each event in the list the following information is displayed:
Name
CT event name of call trace event associated with this event
Comment
3 Context menu

It contains the same commands as toolbar and the following:


Select all select all items in the list
Clear all remove all items from the list

6.4.3.6 VARIABLES MANAGER

Variables manager is responsible for editing of variables list. Using this view you
can create, remove and duplicate variables. Variables must have unique names.
Each variable may be used in several scenarios. Variable Return is predefined. It
cannot be removed. Its type and name cannot be edited.

Figure 6-31 Variables manager

Table 6-18 Variables manager areas

1 Toolbar

- create a new variable

- remove selected variables

- duplicate variable

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Variables list
2
For each variable in the list the following information is displayed:
Name
Type
Default default value
Comment
3 Context menu

It contains the same commands as toolbar and the following:


Select all select all items in the list
Clear all remove all items from the list

6.4.3.7 PROPERTIES VIEW

This view provides ability to browse and modify properties of scenario files
elements. The currently positioned element of the current view is displayed.

Figure 6-32 Properties view

Table 6-19 Properties view areas

1 Properties of the selected element

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Description of the selected property

Each row of the Property view corresponds to a property of scenario element.


Properties are organized in tree-like structure. This is done to group them by
meaning and to display properties of related scenario elements. If a property is a
reference to another element of scenario file, properties of the referred element
are displayed as child rows of this property. For example properties of event are
available via properties of state-event. They are displayed as child rows of the
Associated event row. This is useful when you want to modify an event related to
the current state-event. In this case you do not need to go to Events manager and
look for a needed event. Just use view Properties that provides access to the
events properties.
Properties that cannot be edited are grayed out.

In most cases drop-down list for combo box editors contains only those values that
may be assigned to the current property. For example, when you select state
associated with scenario-state, editors drop-down list does not contain states that
are already used in the scenario.

Most of properties are edited via usual text or combo box editors. But some of them
require a specific editor. The following control is used for editing of call trace
events causes list.

Figure 6-33 Causes selector

1 2
4

5 6

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Table 6-20 Causes selector areas


List of available causes
1
- Name causes name
- Value causes numeric value
2 List of selected causes
Causes numeric value is displayed in brackets.

3 Pick up causes button click it to add causes to the list of selected causes. The
same operation may be performed by double-clicking on the item to pick up and
via drag & drop.
4
Remove causes button click it to remove causes from the selected causes list

5
OK button click it to confirm selection

6
Cancel button click it to skip all changes and close the form

6.4.3.8 QUICK ACCESS VIEW

The Quick access view serves as a browser with ability to glance over contents of
loaded scenario files (except current) and copy items from them to the currently
opened scenario file.

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Figure 6-34 Quick access view

Table 6-21 Quick access view areas

1 Loaded scenario files

2 Context menu
1. Open file for editing
2. Expand expand a node and all its descendants
3. Collapse collapse a node and all its descendants
4. Expand all expand all nodes in tree
5. Collapse all collapse all nodes in tree

For each loaded scenario file, the Quick access view displays lists of events,
variables, states and scenarios. You can see structure of each scenario and
properties of each element, but any editing is restricted.

The elements that cannot be copied are grayed out. The rest may be copied to the
currently opened scenario file by dragging them to a desired position.

Events may be copied to:

o Events manager - a copy of event is created


o Scenario makeup desktop a new state-event and a copy of event
are created

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Variables may be copied:


o Variables manager - a copy of variable is created

o Scenario makeup desktop a new action and a copy of variable


are created
Scenarios may be copied to Scenario makeup desktop only. A copy of
scenario is created. Also all states, events and variables that are used in the
scenario are copied too.
Note that if an element with identical name already exists in a target scenario file,
a new name is generated and assigned to the copied element. A warning is displayed
in this case.

6.4.4 SCENARIO RESULTS VIEW


Scenario Results View displays the result of user-defined scenario processing.
Each time you run scenario processing from Scenario Manager a new Scenario Results
View is created displaying the result of the processing. If you select several
scenarios to process, the Scenario Results View will contain reports for all of them.
All Scenario Results Views are closed when you delete currently selected database
or select another database.

Figure 6-35 Scenario Results View window

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Table 6-22 Scenario Results View areas

1 Report area

2 Tabs containing Summary and Detail parts of the Scenario Results report

3
Toolbar.

Export report to file

Save file name list


Add to Calls List button
Add to Active File List button

The report consists of two parts Summary and Details. Each part is displayed on a
separate tab.

Summary part displays return value for each scenario per call id.

Figure 6-36 Scenario Results View Summary part

Details part displays variable and transition values for each scenario

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Figure 6-37 Scenario Results View Details part

1
2

Table 6-23 Scenario Results View Detail part areas

1 Report area

2 Scenario structure tree

The scenario structure tree represents the structure of the processed scenarios
variables, states and transitions. When you select a tree node, the corresponding
detail report is displayed in the report area.

If you select a variable node of a scenario, the report contains variable value per
call id.

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Figure 6-38 Scenario Results variable detail report

If you select the Variables node of a scenario, the report contains the summary for
all scenario variables.

Figure 6-39 Scenario Results variable summary report

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If you select a transition node of a scenario, the report contains transition value per
call id.

Figure 6-40 Scenario Results transition report

If you select a state node of a scenario, the report contains the summary report for
all transitions of that state.

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Figure 6-41 Scenario Results state summary report

For all reports you are able to perform standard grid operations like filtering, sorting
etc. Also the following specific operations are available:

Export to file

Save file name list


You can save the list of call trace files associated with the selected calls in a
.txt file (also the list of folders containing these files is saved). Then
created *.txt file may be used during import (see section 5.4.1 for details)

Add to Calls List:


This option allows you to select calls in the Scenario results and add them to
the list of selected calls/cells. Note that you can also do it by simply
dragging the specified items to Calls List with mouse. (Note: this option is
available in both Summary and Details views when calls are selected)

Add to Active File List:


This option allows you add corresponding active files of currently selected
calls to Active file list. You can also add the specified calls to Active File
List by dragging them with mouse. (Note: this option is available in both
Summary and Details views when calls are selected)

Export to file

It is possible to export the reports to CSV or Excel files. There are the following
report types:
Scenario report scenario summary (scenario return values per call id)

Variables report variable values for all scenarios per call id

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Transition reports transition values for all scenarios per call id]
Press Export to File button on the toolbar. A drop-down menu appears.

Figure 6-42 Scenario Results report type menu

Select the report type to export. Full report means that all reports are exported.
The Save report dialogue appears.

Figure 6-43 Scenario Results Save report dialog

Enter the file name and select the type of exported file (CSV or Excel). Press Save
button.

Note: if you export into CSV, the following postfixes are added to the file name:
_scenarios for the scenario report

_variables for the variable report

_transitions for the transition report


If you select Full report, all three files are created.

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6.5. KPI

6.5.1 OVERVIEW
Press KPI button to start the KPI tool.

Figure 6-44 Start KPI Tool

The KPI window appears:

Figure 6-45 KPI Window

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Table 6-24 KPI Window Areas

1 KPI list

2 KPI values

3
Toolbar.

- Refresh KPI (Note: this option is available in Professional Edition only)


- Save KPI

- Save file name list


- Print KPI

- Print preview

- Turn filtering on/off

- Add selected files to Active file list

- UL RSSI Settings

There are the following KPI groups:


- Call KPI
- BLER KPI
- Cell KPI
- Message KPI

6.5.2 GROUPING
Turn filtering on.

Figure 6-46 KPI Tool, Filtering

For details on how to filter data in the grid refer to section 6.11.2.

In addition, you can group data by values of a particular column.

For example, Call Trace BLER KPI without grouping:

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Figure 6-47 KPI Tool Window, KPI without Grouping

Drag File Name header column on the area above the grid. All grid lines are divided
into groups. Each group contains lines with the same value of the File Name column:

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Figure 6-48 KPI Tool Window, Grouping

You can group by more than one column:

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Figure 6-49 KPI Tool Window, Grouping by Several Columns

To ungroup the grid by a column, drag the corresponding column header from the
top area back to the grid.

Note: When you open some KPI grids the first time, they already have the default
grouping.

Also you can use Column Chooser tool for grouping. This tool might be used as a
temporary placeholder for some user-defined columns. Mouse right-click on any
column in KPI window -> Choose Column Chooser:

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Figure 6-50 KPI Tool Window, Context Menu

Column may be placed to the Column Chooser storage implicitly by dragging column
to any place of KPI window, or explicitly by dragging column to the Customization
window.
Column chooser can be used when you want to define column order in KPI window.

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Figure 6-51 KPI Tool Window, Column Chooser

Also, in the context menu there are special operations for the each column

Figure 6-52 Context Menu

Right click on the column to display context menu.

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Table 6-25 KPI Tool Window, Context Menu Items


Sort Ascending Sorting by values in a column in ascending order
Sort Descending Sorting by values in a column in Descending order
Clear Sorting Cleans sorting
Group By This Column Creates a grouping on the chosen field
Show/Hide Group By Box Shows / Hides Group Box
Column Chooser Displays the Column Chooser Tool
Best Fit Sets the width of a column on the maximal length of value
Best Fit (all Columns) Sets the width of all columns on the maximal length of them
values
Clear Filter Cancels the chosen filtration
Filter Editor Displays the Filter Editor Tool

In the context menu of the Group Box you can choose following

Figure 6-53 KPI Tool Window, Group Box, Context Menu

Table 6-26 KPI Tool Window, Group Box, Context Menu Items
Full Expand Expands all items
Full Collapse Collapses all items
Clear Grouping Ungroup all

6.5.3 CALL KPI FILES

This statistic is defined to have a view of all the logical files included in the database.

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Figure 6-54 Call KPI Files

The grid shows the following information:

Column Description
File Id Identifier of this logical file in ALU 9358 RFO
Logical File Name This is the logical file name
File Type Indicates if its a CallTrace, Otcell type of file
Session Indicates the session from SessionRef tag
UE Identifier Identifier found in call trace header (IMSI, IMEI)
Has GPS Not Applicable
First Physical File Full The full name may help to know the folder where comes the first
Name physical file which was used to build this logical file

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6.5.4 CALL KPI CALL TRACE BLER

Figure 6-55 Call KPI Call Trace BLER

The Call Trace BLER grid shows the following fields:


Column Description
File Name Logical file name
DCHID DCH identifier
Time Start time of the file
Bad Transport Blocks Number of Bad Blocks
Total transport Blocks Number of blocks
Percentage BLER = percentage Number of Bad / Number of Total blocks

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6.5.5 CELL KPI CELLS OTCELL

Figure 6-56 Call KPI Cells OTCell

The purpose of this grid is to have an overview on specific OTCell metrics extracted
from the Nbap Common Measurement message.
Column Description
RncCellId Identifier of the primary/reference cell. Format: RNC ID Cell ID
(Scrambling Code if known)
Name Nbap UL RSSI (Rx Total Wide Band Power) in dB
Nbap Tx Carrier Power in %
Nbap Tx Carrier Power Not HSDPA in %
Samples Number of samples (messages with this metric)
Min Minimum
Average Average
Std Deviation Standard Deviation
Max Maximum
50 th% 50 th percentile
90 th % 90 th percentile

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6.5.6 CELL KPI CELLS UL RSSI

Figure 6-57 Call KPI Cells UL RSSI

The UL RSSI is analyzed per cell with the OTCell NBAP Common Measurement
Report messages. It is also called the Received Total Wide Band Power Value

The purpose of the analysis is to help the user to define potential issue like
Interference or Neighboring.

The results are displayed in a grid.

Column Description
RncCellId Identifier of the same cell. Format: RNC ID Cell ID (Scrambling Code if
known)
Min found (db) Smallest UL RSSI found for this cell (so to check regarding the minimum
defined by the user)
Min Used (db) Minimum used in the following columns. This minimum is the UlRssiMin
user parameter if not 0, else this minimum is the Min Found
Samples Ignored (%) Percentage of samples ignored, usually because the UL RSSI is smaller
than the minimum defined by the user
Samples Used Number of samples used (so not ignored) to compute the following
columns
Avg Delta (db) Average Delta between UL RSSI and the Minimum
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# Delta >= 3 (%) Percentage of samples for which the delta is >= 3 dB
# Delta >= 6 (%) Percentage of samples for which the delta is >= 6 dB
# Value >= Avg (%) Percentage of samples for which the value is >= average UL RSSI
Comments The comment describes an advice based on the analysis of the different
percentage as defined thereafter

6.5.7 CELL KPI CELLS DED MEAS

Figure 6-58 Cell KPI Cells Ded Meas

The purpose of this grid is to have an overview on specific Call Trace metrics extracted from
the Nbap Dedicated Measurement message.

Column Description
CellId Identifier of the cell in the rnc
Name Nbap Tx Code Power (dB)
Nbap SIR (dB)
Nbap Best Cell UL SIR (dB)
Samples Number of samples (messages with this metric)
Min Minimum
Average Average
Std Deviation Standard Deviation
Max Maximum

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50 th% 50 th percentile
90 th % 90 th percentile

6.5.8 MESSAGE KPI MESSAGE PARSING

Figure 6-59 Message KPI Message Parsing

The grid shows the following fields:


Column Description
CallTraceName Name of the message as defined in the [CT SII] referenced document
Source Source of the message
Protocol Message protocol
MsgId Message Number
Message Name Name of the message when displayed (for example in the message view)
MsgCount Number of occurrence for all the files in the database
File Ids List of the first 100 files which contain this message

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6.5.9 MESSAGE KPI MESSAGE CAUSES

Figure 6-60 Message KPI Message Causes

The objective of this new report (view) is to display the occurrences of specific
couples message + cause.

This report (view) could be presented as a tree view with the following levels and
information:

1. Message + number of time this message has been decoded.

2. Cause + number and percentage of time the couple (message + cause)


has been decoded.
3. Tracekey of the calls from which the couple (message + cause) has been
decoded + number of time the couple has been decoded in the call.

For Professional Edition this report is calculated for calls currently selected in the
list of calls (refer to section 6.3.4 for details). When you change the list of selected
calls, you can recalculate the report using Refresh KPI button. If no calls are
selected, the report is calculated for all calls in the current database.
For Standard Edition this report is calculated for all calls from the selected
database. Refresh KPI button is not available in Standard Edition.

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6.6. MESSAGE VIEW

ALU 9358 RFO extracts messages from the input files and parses them for use in call
event analysis and for display in various modules. The Message View displays all
decoded messages from the active file.

To open the Message View, select a file from the Active File List for display. Next,
click the button from the toolbar, or select View->Message from the menu.

6.6.1 OVERVIEW
The Message View window consists of the top Summary pane and the bottom, Details
pane.

Figure 6-61 Message View Window

1
2

5
4

Table 6-27 Message View Window Areas


Toolbar
1
Turns synchronization for the window on/off.

Messages export. For detail please refer to section 6.11.4 Export

Displays current message set.


Message sets editor.

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Turns filtering on/off.

Displays special Find in grid toolbar.

Find in message description.


Bookmarking.
2 Search toolbar

3 Summary Pane. Displays messages ordered by timestamp.

4 Detailed Message view.

5 Line numbers and collapsing/expanding bar

You can collapse message parts by clicking on Minus icon. The collapsed parts can
be expanded by clicking on Plus icon. If you click on minus (or plus) with CTRL key
press, all elements are collapsed (or expanded respectively).

6.6.2 MESSAGE SETS


Use Message Sets to customize the display of messages in the Message View.
Creating a custom message set enables you to see only the messages you need for
your analysis.

By default, the Message View contains one message set - All Messages. This
message set cannot be deleted or modified.

To create a new message set:

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Figure 6-62 Message View, Create New Message Set

Table 6-28 Message View, Usual Steps to Create New Message Set

1 Click Edit Message Sets button. Message Set editor window appears.

2 Click Add button.

3 Enter name for a new message set.

4 Select message types to display in this set.

5 Select color for these messages (optionally).

6 Click OK button.

Then this message set is available in the Message Sets combo box.

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Figure 6-63 Message View Window, Message Sets Combo Box

6.6.3 SEARCHING
There are two kinds of the search in the Message View:
- Grid search to search in the Summary Grid.
- Message details search to search in the details of the selected message.

Figure 6-64 Message View Window, Grid Search

1
2 5 4
3

Table 6-29 Message View, Usual Steps to Grid Search

1 Click on the Find in Grid button.

2 Enter string to search.

3 Specify if you want to use case sensitive search.

4 Select column to search in.

5 Use Next and Previous buttons to move through messages.

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To search through selected message details:

Figure 6-65 Message View Window, Message Details Search

2
5

4
3

Table 6-30 Message View, Usual Steps to Message Details Search

1 Click on the Find button.

2 Enter text you want to find.

3 Optionally select search parameters.

4 Select search direction.

5 Press Find Next button.

6.6.4 COLOR-CODING
In the summary grid each message type can have its own color. Right click on the
selected message to assign color for a message. Drop-down context menu appears.

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Figure 6-66 Message View Window, Grid Context Menu

Table 6-31 Message View Window, Grid Context Menu Items


Message Color Sets color for the message font.
Background Color Sets message background color.
Default Background Color Sets default color-coding.

6.6.5 COLUMNS GROUPING


There is a basic Columns Menu, its functionality is described in chapter 6.5.2
Grouping of KPI

Figure 6-67 Message View Window, Columns Context Menu

Note: You cant sort items in Message View because it is already sorted by time
stamp.

6.6.6 FILTERING ROW


It is a new filtering row for message view only that enables user to filter for each
column easily. Default mode is begins with but you can use the wildcard * to
find with contains condition. See following example:

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Figure 6-68 Message View Window, Filtering Row

6.7. MESSAGE FLOW

The Message Flow Diagram displays network directions of all decoded messages from
the active file.

To open the Message Flow Diagram, select a file from the Active File List to display.
Next, click the button from the toolbar, or select View->Message Flow
from the menu.

6.7.1 OVERVIEW
The Message Flow Diagram window consists of the top Message Direction pane and
the bottom, Message Details pane.

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Figure 6-69 Message Flow Window

Table 6-32 Message Flow Window Areas


Toolbar
1
Turns synchronization for the window on/off.
Messages export. For detail please refer to section 6.11.4 Export

Displays current message set.


Message sets editor.
Find in message description.

Change the Call Trace Time Stamp format


2 Message direction diagram

3 Detailed Message view.

You can use the Message Sets Editor and search messages just like using Message
View. For detailed information about it refer to 6.4.2 and 6.4.3 sections of this
document.

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6.8. GRID VIEW

The Grid View displays parameters from the active file in the grid format. You may
choose parameters to be displayed in a grid. The Grid View is synchronized.

Note: The first time you open the Grid View after a new installation, it will be
empty, and you will need to choose parameters for display using the Grid Options.

To open the Grid View, choose a file from the active File List for display, then click
the Grid View Button on the toolbar, or choose View > Grid from the menu.

Figure 6-70 Open Grid View

6.8.1 OVERVIEW

Figure 6-71 Grid View Window

Table 6-33 Grid View Window Areas


Toolbar
1
Turns synchronization for the window on/off.

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Metrics Selector.
Save.

Turns filtering on/off.

Toggle bookmark

Go to previous bookmark

Go to next bookmark

Clear all bookmarks

- the set of parameters to be displayed

Show Graph View based on the current grid


2 Grid area.

6.8.2 GRID OPTIONS


The Grid Options configure which parameters will be displayed in a parameter set.
There are ten sets:
- All Parameters Temporal Data;
- CT NbapDedMeas Per CellId Temporal Data;
- CT NbapRadLinkSetupReq Per CellId Temporal;
- CT Bler Per DchId Temporal Data;
- CT RLC UL DCH Per RB Temporal Data;
- CT RLC DL DCH Per RB Temporal Data;
- RRC Finger Temporal Data;
- OTCell NbapComMeas Per CellId Temporal Data;
- CT Intra Per CellId Temporal Data;
- CT Inter Per CellId Temporal Data.
Note: Availability of a set of parameters depends on a profile of current base and
presence of the specific data for metric in the loaded files.

When a set is chosen on the Grid View toolbar, parameters configured for that set
are displayed in the grid area.

To change which parameters are to be displayed for a set, press Metrics selector
button on the toolbar:

Figure 6-72 Greed View, Toolbar, Open Metrics Selector

The Column Selector window is displayed:

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Figure 6-73 Column Selector Window

Table 6-34 Column Selector Window Areas

1 Parameter set

2 Parameters

Select a set from the Parameter Set listbox. Check boxes for parameters, which
you want to display in that set, then press OK.

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6.9. GRAPH VIEW


The Graph View displays parameters from the active file in a graphical format, with
several options for selecting a particular display. The Graph View is synchronized.

To open the Graph View, choose a file from the Active File List for display, then
click the Graph View button from the toolbar, or choose View > Graph from the
menu. Also the Graph View can be opened from the Grid View.

Note: The first time you open the Graph View after a new installation, it will be
empty, and you will need to choose parameters for display using the Graph Options.

When you position your mouse over items displayed in the legend, each item will
display a graph for that item only.

6.9.1 OVERVIEW

Figure 6-744 Graph View Window

2
3

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Table 6-35 Graph View Window Areas


Toolbars.
1
Turns synchronization for the window on/off.

Switches between graph modes.

Switches between single and multi graph views.

Metrics Selector.

Turns filtering on/off.


Save To File.

Print graph.

Copy graph to clipboard.

Graph type.
Axes settings.

Show/Hide data box.

Show/Hide legend box.

Constant lines.

Zoom in.

Previous zoom.

Next zoom.

Autosize graphs

The set of parameters to be displayed


2 Graph area.

3
Legend.

4
Data table.

6.9.2 SINGLE/MULTI GRAPH


ALU 9358 RFO allows you to display a graph in two modes:
- Single graph shows all selected graphs on the same area.
- Multi graph shows each graph in its own area.

To switch between modes, press button.

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Figure 6-75 Graph View Window, Switch between Modes

6.9.3 GRAPH OPTIONS


The Graph Options configure which parameters will be displayed in a parameter set.
There are ten sets:
- All Parameters Temporal Data
- CT NbapDedMeas Per CellId Temporal Data
- CT NbapRadLinkSetupReq Per CellId Temporal
- CT Bler Per DchId Temporal Data
- CT RLC UL DCH Per RB Temporal Data
- CT RLC DL DCH Per RB Temporal Data
- RRC Finger Temporal Data
- OTCell NbapComMeas Per CellId Temporal Data
- CT Intra Per CellId Temporal Data
- CT Inter Per CellId Temporal Data
Note: Availability of a set of parameters depends on a profile of current base and
presence of the specific data for metric in the loaded files.

When a set is chosen on the Graph View toolbar, graphs are displayed for
parameters configured for that set.

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To change which parameters are to be displayed for a set, select the set from the
list box on the toolbar, then press Metrics Selector button:

Figure 6-76 Graph View, Toolbar, Open Metrics Selector

The Metrics Selector window is displayed:

Figure 6-77 Metrics Selector Window

Table 6-36 Parameter Selector Window Areas

1 Parameter for X Axis (only one box can be checked)

2 Parameters for Y Axis

Select a parameter for X Axis, select a set of parameters for Y Axis, and then press
OK.

6.9.4 STATISTIC MODE


In the Graph View, you have the option of viewing the Probability Density Function
(PDF), Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF), Complement Cumulative Distribution
Function (CCDF) or Sample Count for available parameters.

To switch to this mode of display, click the Graph Mode button on the toolbar. The
first time, the window will go blank, waiting for you to choose a parameter from the
Graph Options.

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Figure 6-78 Graph View Window, Statistic Mode

The statistics mode allows displaying a graph in two modes:


- Single graph displays one or more statistical functions for one metric in
one area
- Multi graph displays one or more statistical functions for several metrics,
each metric in its own area

You can switch between modes pressing the Simple/Multi Graph button as
described in section 6.9.2

In Single Statistical mode the view displays one or more statistical functions for one
metric. To select metric for x-axis and functions for y-axis press Metrics Selector
button on the toolbar

Figure 6-79 Graph View, Toolbar, Open Metrics Selector

The Metric Selector window is displayed

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Figure 6-80 Metrics Selector Window, Single Statistic Mode

1 2

Table 6-37 Metrics Selector Window Areas, Single Statistic Mode

1 Parameter for X Axis (only one box can be checked)

2 Parameters for Y Axis

Select a metric for X axis, select functions for Y axis, then press OK.

In Multi Statistics mode the view displays statistic functions for multiple metrics

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Figure 6-81 Graph View Window, Multi Statistic Mode

To select metrics for x-axis and functions for y-axis press Metrics Selector button on the toolbar

Figure 6-82 Graph View, Toolbar, Open Metrics Selector

The Metric Selector window is displayed.


Figure 6-83 Metrics Selector Window, Multi Statistic Mode

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Table 6-38 Metrics Selector Window Areas, Multi Statistic Mode

1 Parameters for X Axis

2 Parameters for Y Axis

Select a metrics for X axis, select functions for Y axis, then press OK.

The selection of metrics for X axis in this mode is the same as the selection of
metrics for Y axis in Normal mode. If you change the selection in one mode, it is
automatically changed in another. Also note that the metric chosen for X axis in
Normal mode can not be selected for X axis in Statistics mode.

The selection of statistical functions is the same for both Single and Multi modes.

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6.9.5 FILTERING
Filtering allows you to display data in the Graph View by filtering of the data using
specific criteria.

Figure 6-84 Graph View, Filtering

Table 6-39 Graph View, Usual Steps to Filter Data

1 Click the Graph Filter button to open the Filter Builder.

The parameter list appears on the left side. There you can choose already
2
created filters for parameters or not created (seems disabled) filters, also you
can make active already existent filters.
On the right side you can change, create, modify or clear current parameter
3
filter criteria.
Enter up to two filter criteria per parameter. To clear a filter, click on the
parameter and click Clear Filter. To clear all filters, click the Clear All Filters
button.
4 When you click OK button, filters for selected parameters will be saved and the
Graph View will update to display data based on your filters.

6.9.6 ZOOMING
You can scale the displayed graph by any axe (or both).

Press Zoom button on the toolbar:

Figure 6-85 Graph View, Start Zooming

Hold the left mouse button and draw a rectangle over the graph:

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Figure 6-86 Graph View, Zooming

When you release the mouse button, the graph view displays the zoomed area you
drown:

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Figure 6-87 Graph View, Zooming Result

You can navigate over zoomed areas using and buttons.

6.9.7 EXPORT
The data displayed in the Graph view can be exported in the text or bitmap (BMP)
format. Press Save Data button on the toolbar:

Figure 6-88 Graph View, Export Data

The Save Grid Data window is displayed:

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Figure 6-89 Graph View, Save Grid Data Dialog

Specify the file name and the destination directory, and then press Save button.

6.10. SYNCHRONIZATION
Several views may be open in parallel, it can be several views of the same kind
(several Graph views, for example) or of different kind (a Graph, a Message view).

The synchronization is based on the timestamp. If you select data in one view, the
data with the same timestamp (or the closest one) in all other synchronized views is
selected:

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Figure 6-90 Synchronization

Each view may be unsynchronized; in that case this window doesnt change if
another timestamp is chosen in another synchronized view, or if another logical file
is chosen in the active file list. Press button on the window toolbar to make it
synchronized/unsynchronized.

You can switch between modes by pressing button on the toolbar or by


selecting View > Switch Synchronization Mode from menu.

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Figure 6-91 Synchronization, Switching between Modes

Warning: all opened views will be closed after pressing the button.

Two modes of synchronization may be used:


- Single-file synchronization - all the open views are synchronized with the
logical file selected in the Active File List.
- Multi-file synchronization - when you open a view, it is synchronized for the
selected file of the active file list, so you can open different views for
different logical files by selecting them in the Active File List

6.10.1 SINGLE-FILE SYNCHRONIZATION MODE


In the single-file synchronization mode, make a file active in the Active File List
by double-clicking or by right-clicking and choosing Select file from menu.

As a result all opened views are updated for that selected file.

6.10.2 MULTI-FILE SYNCHRONIZATION MODE


Making active file from Active File List is the same like for a single-file
synchronization mode.

In the multi-file synchronization mode, choosing another file from Active File List
will not replace any opened views.

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6.11. COMMON OPERATIONS

6.11.1 BOOKMARKING
Use bookmarks to mark rows in the file so that you can skip through the file.

- bookmarks toolbar.

Toggle Bookmark

To bookmark a row, click on the row header to select it, and then click Toggle
Bookmark. The bookmark indicator will appear in the row header. To remove a
single bookmark, highlight the row and click the Toggle Bookmark button again.

- Previous Bookmark
Use the Previous Bookmark button to skip back to the previous bookmark in the file.
- Next Bookmark
Use the Next Bookmark button to skip forward in the file to the next bookmark.
Clear Bookmarks
Use the Clear Bookmarks button to clear all bookmarks in the file.

6.11.2 FILTERING
Filtering allows you to display the data that matches certain criteria. It is available
for any view which presents its data as a grid Grid View, Message View and KPI.

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Figure 6-92 Common Operations, Filtering

Table 6-40 Common Operations, Usual Steps to Filter Data

1 Click the Filtering button

2 Click button on the header of the column which you want to set a filter on

Select a value from the list. It can be


3
- All removes the current filter for this column
- Blanks displays only rows with empty cell in this column
- Non blanks - displays only rows with nonempty cell in this column
- A particular value - displays only rows with the selected value in the
cell in this column
- Custom custom filter, see below
When you choose a filter, the grid is updated to display data based on the
selected filter

The custom filter allows you to specify a filter combined from two conditions.

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Figure 6-93 Common Operations, Custom Filter Dialog Box

Table 6-41 Common Operations, Usual Steps to Set Custom Filter

1 Select conditions from listboxes

2 Specify values if it is applicable for the selected conditions

3 Select the logical operator to connect two condition (AND or OR)

The status bar below the grid displays information about the currently applied filter:

Figure 6-94 Common Operations, Filtering, Status Bar

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You can:

- Stop applying the current filter by unchecking checkbox

- Delete the current filter by pressing


- Select one of the previously applied filters select from the listbox
- Run Filter Builder by pressing Edit Filter button

The Filter Builder tool allows you to create complex filters:

Figure 6-95 Common Operations, Filter Builder Dialog Box

If you click on a logical operand (highlighted in red), the following menu appears:

Figure 6-96 Common Operations, Context Menu

You can:
- select a logical operand
- add a group of conditions linked by another logical operand
- add a condition for the operand (it also can be done by pressing Plus button
left to the operand)
- clear all conditions

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A condition is build from:


- Column name highlighted in blue. Click on it and select an appropriate
value from the list.
- Condition highlighted in green. Click on it and select an appropriate value
from the list.
- Values optional. Required for conditions like equal, not equal, less
than, etc

When you finish filter creation, press OK. You can apply the filter by pressing
Apply button.

6.11.3 AGGREGATION
Aggregation operations are available for grid columns. It is applicable to Grid View,
KPI and Report View. The following operation can be performed:
- sum calculation
- min value calculation
- max value calculation
- average value calculation
- count the number on records

Press right mouse button on the area below the grid:

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Figure 6-97 Common Operations, Aggregation Functions

Select the desired operation for the column. The result is displayed in the area in
the column.

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Figure 6-98 Common Operations

6.11.4 EXPORT
Graph view
The data displayed in the Graph View can be exported in the text format or bitmap
format.

Press Save Data button on the toolbar:

Figure 6-99 Common Operations, Export Graph View

The Save Data window is displayed:

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Figure 6-100 Common Operations, Save Graph dialog

Specify the file name and the destination directory. Select file type Text file to
save as text or Bitmap file to save as picture. Then press Save button.

The text file contains coordinates of points which the graphs are build from. Here is
an example of exported file:
RSCP-1 (RRC) dBmCCDFCDFPDF
-76.0050-76.0050-76.0050-76.001
-68.000-68.00100-68.0050-68.001

RSCP-2 (RRC) dBmCCDFCDFPDF


-80.0050-80.0050-80.0050-80.001
-72.000-72.00100-72.0050-72.001

The bitmap file is a picture showing a graph. Here is an example of exported file:

Figure 6-101 Common Operations, Example of an exported graph

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Note that in Multi Graph mode ALU 9358 RFO saves each graph in a separate bitmap
file.

Grid view
The data displayed in the Grid View can be exported in the text format

Press Save Data button on the toolbar:

Figure 6-102 Common Operations, Export Grid View

The Save Data window is displayed:

Figure 6-103 Common Operations, Save Grid dialog

Specify the file name and the destination directory. Then press Save button.

The text file contains the table displayed by grid view. The columns are separated
by spaces. Here is an example of exported file:
TimeStampEcIo-1 (RRC) dBEcIo-2 (RRC) dBEcIo-3 (RRC) dB
03-27-2009 11:11:58.000-6.500-9.500-24.500
03-27-2009 11:11:59.000-7.500-16.000
03-27-2009 11:12:01.000-6.000-7.500
03-27-2009 11:12:02.000-7.000-9.500

Message view
The data displayed in the Message View can be exported in text format.

You can select one or more rows in the grid.

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Figure 6-104 Common Operations, Message View row selection

In this case ALU 9358 RFO will export only data for the selected rows. Otherwise, it
will export all rows.

Press Save Data button on the toolbar:

Figure 6-105 Common Operations, Export Message View

ALU 9358 RFO asks if you wish to export all message data or message summaries
only:

Figure 6-106 Common Operations, Message View export type dialog

Select the desired export type. If you select Summary mode, ALU 9358 RFO exports
only the top grid, if you select Details mode, ALU 9358 RFO exports the top grid and
decoded data for each message. Press Save button.

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The Save Data window is displayed:

Figure 6-107 Common Operations, Save Message View dialog

Specify the file name and the destination directory. Then press Save button.

Here is an example of Summary exported file:

Call Trace Timestamp ChannelMessage NameAdditional InfoCall


State RncCellId

03-27-2009 11:12:01.495 SnapshotCNodeRRC Inter Frequency


Measurement

03-27-2009 11:12:01.495 SnapshotCNodeRRC Inter Frequency


Measurement

03-27-2009 11:12:01.495 SnapshotCNodeRRC Inter Frequency


Measurement

03-27-2009 11:12:02.494 UL_DCCHMeasurement Report


interFreqMeasuredResultsList, uarfcn_DL: 10786, Evt: e2f,
[SCC: 136, EcIo: -7 dB, RSCP: -97 dBm] [SCC: 137, EcIo: -9.5 dB, RSCP:
-98 dBm] 46 20903

Here is an example of Details exported file:

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Alcatel-Lucent 9358 Radio Frequency Optimizer - Standard Edition

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File Name: D:\summ.txt

Logical File: : 46-2315528308 3 (3)

Printed at: 06-26-2009 13:56:04

RFO Version: 60.9.20.0

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------------------------------

Call Trace Timestamp >> 03-27-2009 11:12:01.495

Channel >> SnapshotCNode

Message Name >> RRC Inter Frequency Measurement

Additional Info >>

Call State >>

RncCellId >>

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------------------------------

RRC Inter Frequency Measurement

frequencyInfo = 10786

Cell = 65535{

cellType = UNKNOWN

psc = 137

cpen = -60

cprp = -95

Cell = 65535{

cellType = UNKNOWN

psc = 136

cpen = -75

cprp = -99

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Message Flow
The data displayed in the Message Flow View can be exported in text format.

Press Save Data button on the toolbar:

Figure 6-108 Common Operations, Export Message Flow View

The Save Data window is displayed:

Figure 6-109 Common Operations, Save Message Flow View dialog

Specify the file name and the destination directory. Then press Save button.

The text file contains the list of nodes and messages sent between them. Here is an
example of exported file:
Call Trace Time UE NodeB RNC Core
03-24-2009 06:13:45.306Nbap | Iub Radio Link Setup Request Nbap | Iub
03-24-2009 06:13:45.349Nbap | Iub Radio link Setup Response Nbap | Iub
03-24-2009 06:13:45.382Rrc | CCCH RRC Connection Setup Rrc | CCCH
03-24-2009 06:13:45.655Nbap | Iub Radio Link Restore Indication Nbap |
Iub
03-24-2009 06:13:45.703Rrc | DCCH RRC Connection Setup Complete Rrc |
DCCH
03-24-2009 06:13:45.712Rrc | DCCH Measurement Control Rrc | DCCH
03-24-2009 06:13:45.712Rrc | DCCH Measurement Control Rrc | DCCH
03-24-2009 06:13:45.712Rrc | DCCH Measurement Control Rrc | DCCH
03-24-2009 06:13:45.713Rrc | DCCH Measurement Control Rrc | DCCH
03-24-2009 06:13:45.713Rrc | DCCH Measurement Control Rrc | DCCH

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KPI
The data displayed in KPI can be exported in text format.

Press Save Data button on the toolbar:

Figure 6-110 Common Operations, KPI export

The Save Data window is displayed:

Figure 6-111 Common Operations, Save KPI data dialog

Specify the file name and the destination directory. Then press Save button.
Here is an example of exported file:

File Id Logical File Name ExtensionFileTypeSessionUE IdentifierHas


GPS Matching Files Synchro. Delta (Seconds)First Physical
File Full Name

1 90-2147516504 1 .xmlCallTrace5IMSI 460076004601119No


0.000 D:\CR2\preparation CS & preparation
success.xml

2 70--1358780993 2 .xmlCallTrace191No0.000D:\Traces\RADIO
LINK RECONFIGURATION\Copy of RNCCN-RNC_BB70.033610+0200.xml

3 46-2315528308 3 .xmlCallTrace811No0.000D:\Traces\RADIO
LINK RECONFIGURATION\RNCCN-LYONTRIO1.121133+0100.xml

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4 46-2315323832 4 .xmlCallTrace811No0.000D:\Traces\RADIO
LINK RECONFIGURATION\RNCCN-LYONTRIO1.123203+0100.xml

5 46-2315562949 5 .xmlCallTrace811No0.000D:\Traces\RADIO
LINK RECONFIGURATION\RNCCN-LYONTRIO1.125338+0100.xml

6 46-2315328150 6 .xmlCallTrace811No0.000D:\Traces\RADIO
LINK RECONFIGURATION\RNCCN-LYONTRIO1.134820+0100.xml

6.11.5 COMMON WINDOW OPERATIONS


The ALU 9358 RFO allows opening several views simultaneously. All of them are
arranged in the view area:

Figure 6-112 Common Window Operations, Several Views

You can manage them as usual in Windows application. You can:


- Move a window - dragging its header by mouse.
- Resize a window dragging any window side by mouse

- Minimize a window press on the left top corner

- Maximize a window press on the left top corner

- Close a window press on the left top corner

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You can rearrange opened windows for your convenience using Windows menu. You
can arrange them as a cascade, as horizontal tiles or vertical tiles.

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7. MISCELLANEOUS

7.1. ONE SHOT HEXA DECODING TOOL


The tool decodes ASN.1 messages.

To start the tool, select Tools > One Shot Hexa Decoding Tool from the menu or
press button on the toolbar.

Figure 7-1 One Shot Hexa Decoding Tool Window

4
2 5
3

Table 7-1 Usual Steps to Decode hexadecimal string

1 Enter hexadecimal string representing a message

2 Select channel type

3 Press One Shot Decode! button

4 Press Cleanup button to clear input string and decoded message

5 Press Display Info button to get a little help tips

As a result you get the decoded binary message:


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Figure 7-2 One Shot Hexa Decoding Tool Output

7.2. UNZIP UTILITY


The tool decompresses compressed .gz files in a specified directory.

To start the tool, select File > Decompress Files (.gz) from the menu or press
button on the toolbar.

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Figure 7-3 Folder Selection Dialog Box

Select a directory and press OK. The ALU 9358 RFO decompresses all files from the
selected directory and its subdirectories. The compressed files are replaced with
their decompressed versions.

7.3. MESSAGE EXPORT UTILITY


The tool exports messages data from calls in a specified directory.

To start the tool, select File > Message Export from the menu or press

button on the toolbar.

Export can be performed for all loaded calls or for calls from current list of calls.

Figure 7-4 Export menu

After pressing on one of these items Export Type Dialog is shown.

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Figure 7-5 Export type dialog

Select the desired export type. Refer to section 6.11.4 Export from Message View
for details about export types.

Figure 7-6 Folder Selection Dialog Box

Select a directory and press OK. The ALU 9358 RFO exports all messages data from
selected calls into selected directory. The result files have following naming:

<Call>_summary.txt or <Call>_details.txt.

For example:
5--620602936 1_details.txt

5--620602936 1_summary.txt

Refer to section 6.11.4 Export from Message View for details about files format.

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7.4. LOG WINDOW

The log window displays event which occur during the use of the ALU 9358 RFO. The
events are divided into categories:
- errors
- warnings
- information

Figure 7-7 Log Window

Table 7-2 Log Window Areas


Toolbars.
1
Save data.

- Shows/hides errors

- Shows/hides warnings

- Shows/hides information messages

Toggle bookmark

Go to previous bookmark

Go to next bookmark

Clear all bookmarks

2 Message area.

7.5. INFO WINDOW


The window displays information linked to area pointed by you.
The metric definition displays:
Selection of a cell in the grid view;
Selection of a metric in parameter selector of Grid and Graph views;
Selection of a row in the message view;
Selection a message in message set editor.

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Figure 7-8 Info Window

7.6. HELP

7.6.1 CONTENTS
Contents consists of information about User Manual document.

7.6.2 ABOUT

To open the About window, select Help > About ALU 9358 RFO from the menu.

The window displays UTRAN Access release version support and ALU 9358 RFO
version.
Figure 7-9 About ALU 9358 RFO Window

Note: ALU 9358 RFO Version number shown in the screenshot is given as an example
only and changes from version to version.

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8. TROUBLESHOOTING
This section describes known issues and possible ways to solve them.

8.1. SQL SERVER PERMISSIONS ON ALU 9358 RFO FILE LOCATIONS


FOLDER
It is strongly recommended that Log On As account of SQL Server (UMTS_RFO)
Windows service have full access permissions on Database data files and
Temporary files file locations. To verify it please follow the instruction below:

1. Open Computer Management console. Right click on My Computer and


select Manage or go to Control Panel->Administrative Tools-
>Computer Management.

2. In the Computer Management console go to Service and Applications


->Services-> SQL Server (UMTS_RFO)

3. In the Log On As column you will find the Log On As account of SQL
Server (UMTS_RFO) Windows service.

Note: Typically SQL Server (UMTS_RFO) Windows service is run under


NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService or Local System account. Local
System account has local administrative privileges and belongs to
Administrators group and NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService account has
local user privileges and belongs to Users group.

4. In the Log On As column you will find the account of SQL Server
(UMTS_RFO) Windows service.
5. Right-click the folder you want to use as File Location option in ALU 9358
RFO, and then click Properties.

6. In the folder Properties dialog box, click the Security tab.


7. Under Group or user names, determine whether Log On As account or
group it belongs to is listed. If Log On As account is not listed, follow
these steps to add this account:
i. Click Add to show the Select Users or Groups dialog
box.

ii. Click Locations, select the location of Log On As


account in the Locations dialog box, and then click OK
to return to the Select Users or Groups dialog box.

iii. Type Log On As account in the Enter the object names to


select box, and then click Check Names.

iv. Click OK to close the Select Users or Groups dialog box.

b. Click Log On As account under Group or user names, and then


click to select the Allow check box for Full Control under
Permissions for Log On As account.

c. Click OK to close the folder Properties dialog box.

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9. ABBREVIATIONS AND DEFINITIONS

9.1. ABBREVIATIONS
ALU Alcatel - Lucent

BLER Block Error Rate

PI Performance Indicator

KPI Key Performance Indicator

RFO Radio Frequency Optimizer


UMTS Universal Mobile Telecommunication System

WMS Wireless Network Management System

CCDF Complement Cumulative Distribution Function

(statistic function)

CDF Cumulative Distribution Function (statistic

function)
PDF Probability Density Function (statistic function)

CN Control Node (RNC equipment)

CT Call Trace
IN Interface Node
RRC Radio Resource Control

9.2. DEFINITIONS
Physical File XML trace file that came from an RNC.

Logical File Trace session representation in ALU 9358 RFO

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