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SQL Database Connectivity (SQLDBC) is a runtime environment for the development of database applications and database interfaces for MaxDB. Using SQLDBC, applications can access MaxDB database instances, execute SQL statements and edit data. It consists of the runtime library libSQLDBC, the software development kit SQLDBC SDK and the tool sqldbc_cons.

SQLDBC offers, among other things, a comprehensive range of trace options which can be called up using the Database or liveCache Assistant. The Tools menu contains, among other things, the SQLDBC trace tool.

Caution Caution

Traces compromise performance. Use traces only for troubleshooting and problem analysis.

End of the caution.


Open the Database Assistant (transaction DB50) or the liveCache Assistant (transaction LC10). Choose   Tools   SQLDBC Trace  .


Open the DBA Cockpit (transaction DBACOCKPIT) and select   Tools   SQLDBC Trace  .


Activating/Deactivating the Trace

To activate the trace, proceed as follows:

  1. Select the required process.

  2. Choose one of the following options:



    SQL (Switch on SQL trace)

    SQL Statements

    (simplest trace, adequate for most analyses)

    Short (Switch on short trace)

    Method calls

    Long (Switch on long trace)

    Method calls with call parameters

    (most comprehensive trace)

    Packet (Switch on packet trace)

    Communication packages

  3. Enter the size of the trace file.

The trace files contain a file name with convention sqldbctrace-<pid>.prt, where <pid> is the process ID. The trace files are overwritten cyclically.

To deactivate the trace, select the process for writing to the trace and then select Switch Off.

Additional Functions
  • You can choose the name of the trace file. To do this, choose   Goto   Trace Directory  .

  • You can choose the size of the trace file. To do this, choose   Goto   Maximum File Size  .

Analyzing and Displaying the Trace

Select the required trace file to analyze the trace. Choose Display File.

More Information

DBA Cockpit: SAP MaxDB, SQLDBC Trace

SQLDBC Manual, Using SQLDBC Trace