Quick setup of Action Trace on User Properties page in Clarity UI

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Article ID: 144518

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Products

Clarity PPM On Premise Clarity PPM SaaS

Issue/Introduction

Enabling/ using/ disabling/ understanding Action Trace on User Properties page in Clarity UI

Action Tracing (previously called SQL Trace) is needed to troubleshoot certain type of issues, usually it's requested by Support. It will save the sql trace, queries, statements and results(optional) to an xml file.

Currently there is an easy way to enable it from Clarity UI. 

Environment

Release : 15.x and higher

Component : All components

Resolution

To enable Action tracing:

  1. Connect to Clarity - Administration - Resources - browse for the resource you're connecting with
  2. Open the resource, in the properties change the value for Action Tracing to Trace Statements which is the default trace option needed (use Trace Statements with Results only if specifically requested by Broadcom Support) 
  3. Log Off, Log back in and reproduce the issue
  4. Retrieve from $clarity/logs, and provide the app-trace.xml and any backup files app-trace.xml.1, app-trace.xml.2, app-trace.xml.3 etc for review
  5. You don't have to disable the trace, it will disable automatically after 5 days, or you can go back and set to Trace Off.

Additional Information

If you don't have access to the server $clarity/logs location, correct your system URL go to:
http://<servername:port>/niku/nu#action:security.logs 
You will be able to browse for app-trace.xml, app-trace.xml.1, app-trace.xml.2, app-trace.xml.3, increase the size to 10m and then display. Once you display, you can click on Download to retrieve the files and you will get them in a ZIP format. Provide them to Broadcom Support for review

What rights are needed to see security logs in the system