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How to determine which Control Modules are classless in bulk 5000 CM's onsite

I am looking for a way to figure out in bulk a way to see which modules were converted to class less or were created never using a class?  is this possible?  is there way to list which classes are being used per module? 

I am trying to avoid right clicking 5000 CM's

thanks for any help 

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  • As far as I know, there is no way to bulk export this (bulk export only shows subtype, not the actual class). However, you could take the fhx export a build a macro to get the list. Classless modules start with "MODULE=" in the fhx, whereas class-based module instances start with "MODULE_INSTANCE TAG=". If you are comfortable with Python, I can share a Python script which already does this.
  • In reply to István Orbán:

    I am not familiar, but i can give it a shot. thomas.dressler@firmenich.com

    Thanks
  • The only way you will be able to tell about if it was created by class or not is by looking at SUB_TYPE or TYPE and hopefully they will be different. Typically if a module was created from scratch these would be "". The below are the bulk edit fields you would need to pull to check these and compare to the classes.

    As far as the other item about what classes are used, you can use PowerBI Desktop (free download) to get this information pretty easily. Here is a view of this I ran on an demo FHX I had.

    Here is a view of the Visualization settings for this "Stacked Column chart" (You can get this data once PowerBI is installed within 5 mins or less!)

    You could probably also use PowerBI to help determine the Class/Classless from above using the FHX easily as well.

    Regards,

    Matt

  • In reply to Matt Stoner:

    Downloading now thanks, i have never used it, but i am interested.
  • In reply to tommy430:

    Just a hint, when you are trying to configure the value under the visualizations...you can't type or select this field (not intuitive!), you have to drag the field you want from fields into this value area.
  • In reply to Matt Stoner:

    How did you pull this into Power BI? As a simple text file it does not list the attributes I can see on your screenshot. Did you first convert to XML?
  • In reply to István Orbán:

    Yeah I converted to XML first most likely (forgot about that), I used the FhxToXml2005.exe which you can type from command prompt: