Resolve System Issues Quickly with Detailed Logging and Tracing Options

  • by Prakash Darji, Senior Director of Solution Management in the Enterprise Performance Management Area Within SAP BusinessObjects
  • Ryan Leask, Senior Director, Solution Strategy for SAP’s Business User and Line of Business Sales Organization
  • April 21, 2009
Discover the logs and trace options that provide comprehensive information that you can use to resolve issues without debugging programs and applications. Learn the types of logs available within the different tiers of the architecture of the system. Find out how you can set a trace to solve user-specific issues.
Key Concept

Logging is the process by which the system writes error information to a file, called the log file. Tracing is the ability to turn on detailed logging and recording of behavior for one particular user to isolate why this user is having errors.

The benefit of logging processes, as opposed to debugging them, is that you can review this information to find errors in your SAP configurations. Logging in SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.0, version for SAP NetWeaver is extremely detailed and provides tremendous value when you need to quickly identify and solve problems. You are able to do so without having to step through code line by line.

Prakash Darji

Prakash Darji is currently director of product management in the Enterprise Performance Management area within SAP Business Objects. In his current role as a director of product management for the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidations product, his responsibilities include inbound product management through working on the short- and longer-term roadmap for SAP's Planning Solutions, managing deliverables for multiple releases, as well as creating product specifications for innovative features and functions to differentiate against key competitors. His full bio is available at: www.linkedin.com/in/prakashdarji.

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Ryan Leask

Ryan Leask currently runs the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation solution management team for SAP, based out of Palo Alto, CA. Prior to this position, he led the EPM solution architecture team with a main focus on the design of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.0, version for SAP NetWeaver. Ryan has also worked on SAP xApp Analytics, SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer, SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP SEM, ABAP, SAP CRM, analytics/data mining, and whatever else seemed interesting. He has also co-authored SAP xApp Analytics (SAP PRESS, 2006), written many articles, and presented at numerous conferences.

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