CTF Trace File Formats

Restriction: CTF is supported for native COBOL only.

CTF is a diagnostic tool that traces running applications and creates trace files in one of two formats: text (the default) or binary.

Text format trace files have the advantage that you can view them in a text editor, but there are a number of disadvantages:

Binary format trace files cannot be viewed in a text editor, but they provide the following advantages:

You can view binary format trace files using the CTF Viewer.