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  1. Preface
  2. Using the Designer
  3. Working with Sources
  4. Working with Flat Files
  5. Working with Targets
  6. Mappings
  7. Mapplets
  8. Mapping Parameters and Variables
  9. Working with User-Defined Functions
  10. Using the Debugger
  11. Viewing Data Lineage
  12. Comparing Objects
  13. Managing Business Components
  14. Creating Cubes and Dimensions
  15. Using the Mapping Wizards
  16. POWERCENTERHELP
  17. Datatype Reference
  18. Configure the Web Browser

Monitoring the Debug Log

Monitoring the Debug Log

When the Debugger initializes, the Integration Service begins writing the debug log in the Debugger tab of the Output window. The Integration Service writes the following types of messages to the debug log:
  • Session initialization
  • Acknowledge user request
  • The Integration Service encounters a break
  • Debug errors
  • Debugger status
  • Session stops
When the bottom line in the Output window reads that the Integration Service is ready, you know the Debugger is paused. The Integration Service remains paused until you issue a command, such as Continue, Step to Next, or Stop.
If the Debugger does not start or if it abruptly stops, and the Integration Service does not write any message to the Output window, you can look in the Administration Console Domain page for more information.
The following table shows samples of debug log messages in the Output window:
Debugger Action
Sample Debug Log Messages
The Debugger initializes.
Establishing a connection to the Integration Service dwilliam... Integration Service dwilliam acknowledged its ability to debug a mapping. Initializing debugger... Sending request to Integration Service dwilliam to debug mapping Customers... Waiting for Integration Service to initialize... Establishing communication with the DTM... Established communication with the DTM. Waiting for DTM initialization to complete...
Integration Service
is running in ASCII mode.
Integration Service
is running with High Precision disabled.
Integration Service
initialization completed.
After initialization, the Integration Service acknowledges breakpoints in the mapping.
DSQ Execution Order:
Integration Service
is Ready.
Sending breakpoints to the Integration Service...
Integration Service
acknowledged the request to set breakpoints.
The Integration Service encounters a breakpoint.
Integration Service
has stopped at a data breakpoint.
List of breakpoints that the Integration Service hit: #3 Data(2,"CUSTOMER_ID > [14]") The current transformation is Exp_Customers.
Integration Service
is Ready.
Issue the Continue command.
Sending request to continue...
Integration Service
acknowledged the request to continue.
Issue the Step to Next Instance command. The Integration Service acknowledges and executes the request.
Sending request to go to next instance...
Integration Service
acknowledged the request to step to next instance.
The current transformation is Exp_Customers.
Integration Service
is Ready.
Issue the Step to Instance command. The Integration Service acknowledges and executes the request.
Sending request to step to instance...
Integration Service
acknowledged the request to step to instance.
The current transformation is SQ_CUSTOMERS.
Integration Service
is Ready.
Modify data in the Instance window.
Sending request to modify data for transformation Exp_Customers, port NEW_CUST_ID, to value [1234566...]
Integration Service
acknowledged the request to modify data.
Sending request to continue...
Integration Service
acknowledged the request to continue.
Session is complete. The Integration Service waits for the final command to shut down the Debugger.
Response from the Integration Service: Session completed <successfully/with failure>. Last chance to look at target data. Debugger will shut down when we continue.
Integration Service
is Ready.
The Debugger completes.
Integration Service
is Shutting Down...
Integration Service
execution completed.
Debugger shutdown complete.
To save the log when the session completes, right-click inside the Debugger tab, and choose Save Output As from the menu.


Updated June 25, 2018