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Setting Debug Options

The debug options provide the run-time settings for opening an instance of the Siebel Web client in the following situations:

  • When the Auto-start web client option is selected in the object compiler.

    For more information, see Compiling and Testing.

  • When starting an instance of the Web client by selecting Debug > Start.

    You typically use this option when debugging Siebel eScript or Siebel VB. For more information, see Siebel eScript Language Reference and Siebel VB Language Reference.

The settings defined the Debug tab of the Development Tools Options dialog are stored in a user preference file that is named login_ID&application_name.spf and located in tools_install\BIN.

To setup Tools to automatically open the Siebel Web client

  1. Choose View > Options.

    The Development Tools Options dialog box appears.

  2. Click the Debug tab.
  3. Use the information in the following table to define your options under Run-time start up information.
    Example Value



    Name of the executable that is opened in debug mode or automatically opened after the compile process.

    CFG file


    Name and location of the configuration file for the application.


    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

    By default, the mobile Web client uses IE 5.x, but users can specify a different browser.

    Working Directory


    The directory that contains the Siebel executable.


    • /h - to enable local debugging of Server scripts
    • /s <filename> - to enable SQL spooling

    Opens the watch window that allows you to trace the application.

  4. Use the information in the following table to define your options under Login information and then click OK.
    Example Value

    User name


    User name used to log into the test application.



    Password to log in to the test application.



    Local database to which the local Web client connects. Default data source. Values listed depend upon the configuration file specified in the cfg File parameter.

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