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Logs and Trace for Visual Composer

Certainly we need to trace our NetWeaver™ Visual Composer models, on runtime or server mode, but to make this we need to activate first the components in the log configurator in order to make the trace visible in the log file.

This activation is also essential at the time of reporting a bug or product error to SAP Support Experts (former OSS) for the root cause analysis.

In this blog i want to share with you one of the ways to activate those traces, from my experience the most effective one is by using the NW administrator tool.

It’s very important that you start using this tool as soon as you can, that’s because in the near future it will replace the well known Visual Administrator…….

Ok, lets play:

First at all you have to connect to the NetWeaver™ Administrator tool by typing the following structure into your browser url field:
http://yourserver.domain:5NN00/nwa, to be able to use all the tools please make sure your credentials are part of Administrators Group

Once you got inside the NWA, go to “Configuration” area


Then go to “Log Configurator


This is the tricky part… once you be into the log configurator area you have to choose the “Show Tracing Locations” to continue….


Ok, now you’re able to change the log severity and activate the tracing level to know exactly what’s going on into while running the model,
the locations you must activate are: ; and (select all under this folder)


My recommendation is to change the severity to “ALL” and press the “save configuration” button of course, afterwards you will be able to see the tracing in the latest “defaulttrace” log file.

Hope you find this useful and enjoy modeling in Visual Composer!

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  • Thanks for the info.

    Could you tell us more about how to add files to trace in the nwa.
    Where could we be able to find out more info about nwa?

    Thanks a lot and best regards.

  • Hi,
    I am working on CE 7.1.In my Application, I implemeted Log Controllers.In NWA, we can change only severity of these Controllers.Is there any way to change the Detination and Formater of these controllers with out changing the source code.In SAP Help Doc ,With ConfigTool,it is given that we can ad, edit and remove Log controllers but there i am not able to find my Application specific Log Controllers only Server Log controllers are there.Is ConfigTool meant for only Server related Log?.
    Can you provide sugeestions regarding this issue.

    Thanks in Advance

    • Hello Sampath,

      This blog is for NW Visual Composer 7.0 and 7.01, my colleagues Shai and Anat are preparing one for NW VC on CE, as soon as the info be released i’ll update this blog too.

      Kind Regards,

  • Hi,

       We have a problem in reports desgined on Visual Composer 7.0, compiler with Flex 2.
       It have  a random error.  I need your help because I have an applicaton on productive.

    This’s it:

    “A communication error has occurred: [FaultEvent fault=[RPC Fault faultString=”HTTP request error” faultCode=”Server.Error.Request” faultDetail=”Error: [IOErrorEvent type=”ioError” bubbles=false cancelable=false eventPhase=2 text=”Error #2032″]. URL: /irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/”] messageId=”9F32DC4E-1DBB-7528-4450-0BE61AF07E66″ type=”fault” bubbles=false cancelable=true eventPhase=2]”