Basic, Hidden, Indirect Facts, Constants, Vocabulary

This lesson introduces the following analysis patterns: basic facts, hidden facts, indirect facts, trace constants, and vocabulary index.

Basic facts

A typical trace is a detailed narrative accompanied by a problem description that lists essential facts. For this reason, the first task of any trace analysis is to check the presence of basic facts in the trace. If they are not visible or if they do not correspond, the trace was probably not recorded when the problem occurred or was taken from a different computer or under other conditions.

Here is an example. The user test01 cannot connect to a published application in a terminal services environment. We look at the trace and find this statement:

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