Introduction to the Consolidated Tracing Facility

Restriction: CTF is supported for native COBOL only.

The Consolidated Tracing Facility (CTF) is a tracing infrastructure that enables you to quickly and easily produce diagnostic information detailing the operation of Micro Focus software components and your own programs.

To create tracing information using CTF, you need to set up the environment appropriately.

You also need to create a side file, the CTF configuration file, to define the tracing information you want to capture. For example, you can define:

The trace information is displayed dynamically in a console, as soon as it occurs. There is one console for each process ID being debugged.