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Specifying Trace Settings

Select the Trace tab.

Use the Trace tab to select tracing options for various parts of the PeopleTools system, such as SQL statements, PeopleCode, and Application Engine. If you work on tuning your PeopleSoft system and improving online performance, familiarize yourself with this tab. When you update the Trace tab, the new settings take effect the next time you launch PeopleTools.

Note: The Trace tab in PeopleSoft Configuration Manager traces only Microsoft Windows client (two-tier) interactions. Use these settings only when you require tracing on the client.

You can override some of the trace options on this tab from the Trace SQL and Trace PeopleCode pages in PIA.

See Configuring SQL Trace, Configuring PeopleCode Trace.

SQL Informational Trace

Select this check box to trace information messages from the Runstats command in DB2 UDB for z/OS executed as a result of an %UpdateStats meta-SQL command.

PeopleTools Trace File

The default filename for the PeopleTools trace file is DBG1.TMP. The system writes the file to the following directories:

  • In Microsoft Windows: %TEMP% directory

  • In UNIX: $PS_HOME/log/dbname

Important! The PeopleTools trace file stores elapsed times for PeopleCode and SQL events to a precision of one microsecond (six decimal places). However, due to limitations of the operating system, Windows precision is actually in milliseconds (three decimal places), so the last three digits in a Windows trace will always be zero. Elapsed times in UNIX are accurate to one microsecond.

To specify a different PeopleTools trace file:

  1. Click the button on the right side of the PeopleTools Trace File edit box.

    A standard Open dialog box appears.

  2. Navigate to and select the new trace file.

  3. Click Open.

    The PeopleTools Trace File field displays the path and filename.