The status line (at the bottom of the Main Screen) provides the following information.
- Help text at the left of the status line shows warnings and other messages. It also describes buttons when you move the mouse over a toolbar button.
- Functional Size - When the Function Tree is displayed, the numeric value in the middle of the status bar shows the Functional Size for the Release, or the selected node in unadjusted function points. See - Types of Functional Size Reporting for more details. If you have selected (i.e. flagged) particular processes or data groups using the Filter option or by manually Flagging. Then the functional size of the selected items is displayed in brackets on the status bar. SCOPE reports the Type of Functional Size (Baseline, Impacted, Reworked) depending on which option is selected on the status bar.
HINT: To update/refresh the displayed value in the count, select F5. The functional size value updates dynamically as you move around the function tree. For very large counts you can speed up navigation by turning off the display of the functional size by selecting View, Screen Display Options from the Main Menu. Turn off the check box titled “Dynamic FP Calculation”. To re-calculate the FP size at any time press F5.
- Nodes Dynamic Address at the right of the status line displays the position of the currently selected node in outline numbered format. ie. Hierarchy Number. This address changes you move around the hierarchy and the highlighted node changes. The dynamic node address, automatically updates as nodes are inserted and deleted from the tree. (see example below Hierarchy Number = 1.1.1)
- Count Session List - lists all the Count Sessions within the current Release. Select the Count Session you want to display from the Combo Box.