Friday, 18 November 2011

Trace Lite

When you can't work out what is going wrong with your code, you can often solve the issue by stepping through the statements using the Diagram Trace Utility (or xTrace on the z/OS platform). However this requires regeneration of the code with the trace option enabled and this takes a bit of time.

In many cases, just seeing which statements were (or weren't) executed is enough to locate the cause of the problem. You can now do this if you are using pathvIEw, since it has a feature to display the last executed statements.