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SAP Data Services 4.x Cookbook by Ivan Shomnikov

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Debugging job execution

Here, I will explain the use of Data Services Interactive Debugger. In this recipe, I will debug the DF_Transform_DimGeography dataflow.

The debugging process is the process of defining the points in the ETL code (dataflow in particular) that you want to monitor closely during job execution. By monitoring it closely, I mean to actually see the rows passing through or even to have control to pause the execution at those points to investigate the current passing record more closely.

Those points in code are called breakpoints, and they are usually placed before and after particular transform objects in order to see the effect made by particular a transformation on the passing row.

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The easiest way to debug a specific ...

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