How can I debug problems with the VAJ integration with external CM tools?

Bruce Files

When problems in occur in the VAJ external version control interface with external SCMs such as ClearCase, a detailed trace from the interface can be useful.

To get a trace log edit the IDETOOLScom-ibm-ivj-managedprojects-tool racing.properties file.

Change "level=0" to "level=4" and choose a filename to write to in the "filename=" line.

You will have to exit and restart the VAJ IDE for this change to take effect.

Once tracing is enabled, the log file is always appended to, so it will grow until you delete it or turn tracing off.

Thanks to Steve Francisco of IBM for these instructions.