Hello Integration Community!
 

In this blog, I shall explain how you can use the tracing capability of SAP Cloud Platform Integration(f.k.a HCI)

 

What is Tracing?


Tracing is an awesome feature that allows you check the payload values after each and every integration flow step. Tracing details appear in little yellow envelopes in an integration flow (a screenshot the one below).

 

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How can you enable Tracing in SAP Cloud Platform Integration?

 

Tracing can be enabled in two simple steps:

 

  1. Explicitly request the tracing capability to be enabled on the tenant. Currently, you have to request SAP to enable this feature as it is disabled by default. Create a message on LOD-HCI requesting the tenant capability to be enabled.
  2. Configure at the integration flow level. In the integration flow properties, you have to enable integration flow at the properties level.

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How to view Tracing?

 

The traces of the message payload can be accessed from the Message Monitoring screen. You have two options: View MPL and Export MPL.

The Export MPL feature allows you to export the traces (optionally, with the integration flow) and send it to another colleague. You can import the traces and check out the data, too.

 

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Keep in mind the following points:

 

1. Disable tracing after you have completed the tests. Especially, if you are doing a data load. You do not want to overload your tenant storage!

2. Also, Tracing data is available only for 24 hours.

 

Video on the Tracing Feature

 

Check the following video on how you can enable and use tracing.

 

 

So, go ahead – use the feature and let us know your feedback.

Happy Integrating!

 

Best Regards,

Sujit

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  1. Srivatsava Janaswamy

    This is indeed amazing feature!

    Not that I have to mention but this is extremely important in every tenant even to learn the technology and up skill oneself quickly.

     

    May I know the reason why this is disabled by default?

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  2. Jitender Chauhan

    Thanks Sujit. Much needed information. It took me a while to find this via your blog.


    It will be really useful if this is enabled by default for a tenant like in PI and can be utilized on purpose to make developers life easy.

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  3. Misher Liu

    Hi Sujit, I cannot see the Vedio. Don’t know why. It seems that user authorization is essential for enabling trace. However I don’t know which authorization is needed. Could you help please? Thanks a lot Br Misher

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    1. avinash M

      Hello Misher,

       

      He had mentioned how to enable trace at heading “How can you enable Tracing in HCI-PI?

       

      reg, avinash

       

      1. Explicitly request the tracing capability to be enabled on the tenant. Currently, you have to request SAP to enable this feature as it is disabled by default. Create a message on LOD-HCI requesting the tenant capability to be enabled.
      2. Configure at the integration flow level. In the integration flow properties, you have to enable integration flow at the properties level.
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  4. Bhavesh Kantilal

    Hello Sujith,

    • How do we implement this option of Tracing from the WebUI? I do not find this option in the WebUI. Is this something that will be supported in one of the products future releases?
    • For standard pre-delivered content, is there a way to enable this so we can view the payload and headers in the monitoring? The configure options of the Integration flow only allows you to enter Configuration Parameters but does not provide options to enter Tracing properties? We would like to avoid making a change to the standard Integration flow just to enable tracing and are hoping there is some direct means to achieve this..

     

    Regards,

    Bhavesh

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