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Debugging after Deployment – Dissecting Documents

Once a process is deployed, any debugging or error tracing is typically done through the process logs. Although this method of debugging answers where in the process and error occurred, the developer lacks the answer to a crucial debugging question: “What data caused this error?” In test mode, a developer can simply look at the Shape Source Data of the component where the error occurred. After deployment, that level of granular debugging is not present. So how can we see the documents that were passed through the process?

 

Dell Boomi has a simple, built-in method to view the documents used by a process which is quite easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it. In the Process Reporting screen, there is a blue arrow next to “Executions”. This shows a list of Process Reporting views.

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Clicking on “Documents” will take you to the document view. In this view is a record for each document that was passed through each process. In addition to information about which process and atom the document was processed through, there is information about the connector that received/sent the document and the action performed. The only action, “Load Execution”, will load the Execution view filtered to the process execution that processed the selected document.

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Clicking on the Date Processed for a document will bring up the Document Details screen. From here the logs for that document’s execution path and the document itself can be viewed.

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Now let’s say you have a process that you’d like to view the documents for, without needing to sort through documents from other executions. Just use the Execution ID in an execution’s Extended Information.

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Once the Execution ID has been copied, go to the Documents view. Set the date filter and execution ID filter. Now Boomi will display only documents from that process execution.

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Dell Boomi AtomSphere

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