How to DEBUG a project

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Post by Support_Julie » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:21 pm
How to DEBUG a project

When working with a failing project, set the log level to debug to retrieve the most amount of information. (see forum link) how-to-set-project-log-level-1113#p2473


After executing the project, click on the “View Job Log” link to view the log information.

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If needed, secondary error logs will be written out. You can access these logs by clicking on the drop-down next to the log number.

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Adding PRINT tasks to job log


One debugging technique is to add PRINT tasks to your project.
In my project, I have a variable called var1. In the PRINT task, you can reference that variable.

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When you execute the project, it will be displayed in the job log.

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A Rowset value cannot be printed. You will need to save the value to a variable first. For example, if you have an output rowset called ${data} and you want to print the value of the third field to the job log, first set a variable. Then use the new variable in your PRINT task. For var2, the value will be ${data[3]}. Then in the PRINT task, reference ${var2}.


The variable syntax is ${RowsetName[x]} where x is the column that you want to reference.

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Debug button

To test your logic, click on the “Debug” button to step thru your project one task at a time.

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This particularly helpful in stepping thru your project logic. As you step thru the project, the values for your variables will be updated.

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After your project is working as you intend, remember to set the log level back to your normal setting.
Julie Rosenbaum
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