HCL Web Content Manager tracing

Enable the use of WebSphere Application Server trace facilities to create trace information for Web Content Manager. This tracing can be enabled either permanently or for just the current HCL Digital Experience session.

HCL Web Content Manager uses the IBM® WebSphere® Application Server trace facilities to create trace information. If you need detailed trace output of Web Content Manager to debug a problem, follow these steps:

Permanently enable tracing

Procedure

  1. Start WebSphere® Application Server.
  2. Open the WebSphere® Integrated Solutions Console.
  3. Go to section Troubleshooting > Logs and Traces > HCL Digital Experience > Diagnostic Trace.
  4. Make sure that the check box Enable Trace is selected.
  5. Enter any of the following in the TraceSpecification field:
    • com.ibm.workplace.wcm.*
    • com.aptrix.*
    • com.presence.*

    For example, to trace all events, enter the following value:

    com.ibm.workplace.wcm.*=all:com.aptrix.*=all:com.presence.*=all
  6. Save the changes.
  7. Restart HCL Digital Experience.

Enable tracing just for the current HCL Digital Experience session

Procedure

  1. Click the Administration menu icon. Then, click Portal Analysis > Enable Tracing.
  2. Enter any of the following values in the Append these trace settings field:
    • com.ibm.workplace.wcm.*
    • com.aptrix.*
    • com.presence.*

    For example, to trace all events, enter the following value:

    
    com.ibm.workplace.wcm.*=all:com.aptrix.*=all:com.presence.*=all
    

    Here is a list of advanced trace settings:

    com.ibm.workplace.wcm.services.content.*
    This setting enables low level tracing for every item.
    com.ibm.workplace.wcm.domain.transformers.control. Controltype
    You can enable tracing for any of the following control types:
    • HistoryControlTransformer
    • IdentityControlTransformer
    • ProfileControlTransformer
    • SecurityControlTransformer
    • WorkflowControlTransformer
    com.ibm.workplace.wcm.domain.transformers.control.*
    This setting enables the tracing for all control types for all items.
    com.ibm.workplace.wcm.domain.transformers.controllable. Controllabletype
    You can enable tracing for any of the following controllable types:
    • AbstractControllableTransformer
    • AlternateDesignCmpntTransformer
    • AlternateLinkCmpntTransformer
    • ArrayCmpntTransformer
    • AttributeReferenceCmpntTransformer
    • BasePathCmpntTransformer
    • BaseReferenceCmpntTransformer
    • CategoryTransformer
    • CmpntReferenceTransformer
    • CmpntTransformer
    • ConfigParamCmpntTransformer
    • ContentLinkTransformer
    • ContentSpotCmpntTransformer
    • ContentTransformer
    • ContextPathCmpntTransformer
    • ControllableNodeValueTransformer
    • ControllableTransformer
    • DateCmpntTransformer
    • EmailActionTransformer
    • ExpireActionTransformer
    • ExternalLinkTransformer
    • FEDCmpntReferenceTransformer
    • FEDCmpntTransformer
    • FileResourceCmpntTransformer
    • HistoryCmpntTransformer
    • HTMLCmpntTransformer
    • IDCmpntTransformer
    • ImageResourceCmpntTransformer
    • IndentCmpntTransformer
    • IndexCmpntTransformer
    • InlineEditCmpntTransformer
    • InlineEditReferenceCmpntTransformer
    • JSPCmpntTransformer
    • LinkCmpntTransformer
    • MenuCmpntTransformer
    • NavigatorCmpntTransformer
    • NoPrefixBasePathCmpntTransformer
    • NoPrefixServletPathCmpntTransformer
    • NumericCmpntTransformer
    • ObjectSummaryTransformer
    • OptionSelectionCmpntTransformer
    • PageInfoCmpntTransformer
    • PagingCmpntTransformer
    • PDMCmpntReferenceTransformer
    • PDMCmpntTransformer
    • PlaceholderCmpntTransformer
    • PlutoSubscriberTransformer
    • PlutoSyndicatorTransformer
    • PrefixPathCmpntTransformer
    • ProfileCmpntTransformer
    • PublishActionTransformer
    • ResourceCmpntTransformer
    • ScheduledMoveActionTransformer
    • SearchCmpntTransformer
    • SecurityCmpntTransformer
    • ServletPathCmpntTransformer
    • SiteAreaTransformer
    • SiteTransformer
    • StyleSheetCmpntReferenceTransformer
    • StyleSheetCmpntTransformer
    • StyleTransformer
    • TaxonomyCmpntTransformer
    • TaxonomyTransformer
    • TemplateTransformer
    • TextCmpntTransformer
    • UsernameCmpntTransformer
    • UserSelectionCmpntTransformer
    • WCMURLCmpntTransformer
    • WorkflowActionTransformer
    • WorkflowCmpntTransformer
    • WorkflowStageTransformer
    • WorkflowTransformer
    com.ibm.workplace.wcm.domain.transformers.controllable.*
    This setting enables the tracing for all controllable types for all items.

Results

The resulting traces of Virtual Member Manager are written here.
  • AIX® Linux Solaris: wp_profile_root/logs/HCL Portal and HCL Web Content Manager/trace.log
  • IBM® i: wp_profile_root/logs/HCL Portal and HCL Web Content Manager/trace.log
  • Windows: wp_profile_root\logs\HCL Portal and HCL Web Content Manager\trace.log
  • z/OS®: The resulting traces of Virtual Member Manager are written to the output location you specified as ras_trace_outputLocation in the WebSphere® Integrated Solutions Console. Check the Help Center of WebSphere® Application Server for z/OS® for details on what can be specified. For more information, see Setting trace controls.