This is a nice tip I ran across. All the Siebel Developers use Siebel Tools and Siebel Web Client extensively. And, each one of us run over a hundred queries daily. However, when querying for some data, for eg. a Business Service Name in Tools, Siebel generally demands we enter the correct case. To streamline the process and improve productivity, I continuously keep making minor modifications in my environment settings.
We have already discussed at quite a length the logging methods, the most prominent of these being the usage of vanilla Siebel EAI Queues. You can read about the entire series through the following links:
A meeting with Siebel EAI
Siebel – EAI Queue
Siebel – EAI Queue – Usage
Siebel – EAI Queue – a Critique’
I recently came across another vanilla method (EnableServiceArgTracing) to log the messages. Using this, the various Siebel logs can be created, and the Input and the Output messages to some of the Business Services can be written in XML format to a file. These XML files would appear as Siebel Dump files with a “.dmp” extension. These can be read off any standard text reading tool like Notepad, Editplus, Notepad++, etc. This process works with EAI Siebel Adapter and EAI Dispatcher business services.
Very often we come across scenarios wherein the process is not really clear through the interface exposed to us. We generally need to go into detailed logs at various levels to understand the internal process, and as to which all parameters are flowing at each step in the flow. The server level settings are different. I will cover here, as to how we can enable or disable detailed logging of Siebel processes in our Dedicated, Local or Sample environments. We can use it to understand complex Siebel processes in detail, for eg. eConfigurator and ePricer related flows.
Siebel Web Client by default shows only the first 7 rows. I guess all of us would have observed that. Today, I will share a Siebel tip as to how we can control increasing or descreasing this default number.
There are two kinds of settings in Siebel to control this:
1) Control the number of default rows being shown. And,
2) The maximum number of rows being shown in one go on the screen. This is when we press the Show More button on the Applet.