Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Trace files for BEx tools

Frontend (BEx) tools of SAP BW are supporting recording of traces. Such traces can be useful for providing detail information for SAP support team in case creating incident via SAP Support Site.
How to enable generation of BEx tools trace files? 

In case of the “BEx tools” like Bex Analyzer, Bex Query Designer or BEx Report Designer there is an menu "BEx/Tools" -> "Global Settings" -> “Trace” tab, where set trace level to shall be set to "Verbose" value. Trace files are stored in folder X:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Temp\

Example of the trace file name:

In case of Analysis Office for MS Excel/PowerPoint the trece function can be enable via Analysis menu -> "Settings" -> Support tab. Trace files are stored in folder X:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Temp\Sap\Cof\
Example of the trace file name:

More information:
948489 - Customer Message requirements for BEx Report Designer
948487 - Customer Message requirements for Web Application Designer
585643 - Extended BW Component Frontend DLL-Usage Analysis

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