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Hidden Tools in SAP XI/PI – Part II

In my recent blog, “hidden tools in XI”:, I showed how to launch ESR/ID tools with batch files. Now, it is time to show how to store user credentials in the batch file (-u username password), which in turn helps us to directly launch the ESR/ID frameworks without prompting for username/password. Also, with this approach debug mode (extra menu “Debug”) will be enabled.

What we can do with debug (developer) mode,

  • Simulate a broken connection –
    1. with this mode we can disconnect ESR client framework from XI server. Eventually, the ESR client will stop pooling system messages every 2 minutes.
    2. When you try to navigate to any ESR object in the left pane (or) for every 2 minutes, the below pop will come indicating no connection to server.
    3. When you click this option again from debug menu bar, the ESR client again establishes connection to XI server and it starts pooling system messages every 2 minutes
  • Play with ESR tool screen resolutions
  • Test Exception Dialog
  • Refresh All Properties for ESR client (via file)






Still there can be further possibility of debug functionality, only further debugging will reveal this 😉


– Praveen Gujjeti

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