Applying the International Function Point Users Group Counting Rules: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- How to Identify the Scope and Boundary of a Count
- How to Count ILFs and EIFs
- Some Typical Errors in Identifying ILFs and EIFs
- How to Count EIs
- How to Count Transactions
- Some Typical Errors in Identifying EIs
- How to Count EQs
- Some Typical Errors in Identifying EQs
- How to Count EOs
- Some Typical Errors in Identifying EOs
A daily data input file maintains internally stored data. The file has 36 different records (besides header and trailer information) representing different types of transactionsfor example, debits, credits, and updates. How would you go about determining the unique external inputs (EIs) to be counted?
Count an EI for each unique transaction. Each unique transaction represents different processing requirements. Make sure that identical transaction types are counted only once. You can determine unique transaction types by examining the specifications, physical file layouts, or code.