By Kevin Smith on Oct 17, 2012
Whenever I am debugging a problem in WebCenter Content (WCC) I often find it useful to see the contents of the internal data binder used by WCC when executing a service. I want to know the value of all parameters passed in by the caller, either a user in the web GUI or from an application calling the service via RIDC or web services. I also want to the know the value of binder variables calculated by WCC as it processes a service. What defaults has it applied based on configuration settings or profile rules? What values has it derived based on the user input?
To help with this I created a component that uses a java filter to dump out the contents of the internal data binder to the WCC trace file. It dumps the binder contents using the toString() method. You can register this filter code using many different filter hooks to see how the binder is updated as WCC processes the service.
By default, it uses the validateStandard filter hook which is useful during a CHECKIN service. It uses the system trace section, so make sure that trace section is enabled before looking for the output from this component.
Here is some sample output
>system/6 10.09 09:57:40.648 IdcServer-1 filter: postParseDataForServiceRequest, binder start --
system/6 10.09 09:57:40.698 IdcServer-1 *** LocalData ***
system/6 10.09 09:57:40.698 IdcServer-1 (10 keys + 0 defaults)
system/6 10.09 09:57:40.698 IdcServer-1 ClientEncoding=UTF-8
system/6 10.09 09:57:40.698 IdcServer-1 IdcService=CHECKIN_UNIVERSAL
system/6 10.09 09:57:40.698 IdcServer-1 NoHttpHeaders=0
system/6 10.09 09:57:40.698 IdcServer-1 UserDateFormat=iso8601
system/6 10.09 09:57:40.698 IdcServer-1 UserTimeZone=UTC
system/6 10.09 09:57:40.698 IdcServer-1 dDocTitle=Check in from RIDC using Framework Folder
system/6 10.09 09:57:40.698 IdcServer-1 dDocType=Document
system/6 10.09 09:57:40.698 IdcServer-1 dSecurityGroup=Public
system/6 10.09 09:57:40.698 IdcServer-1 parentFolderPath=/folder1/folder2
system/6 10.09 09:57:40.698 IdcServer-1 primaryFile=testfile5.bin
system/6 10.09 09:57:40.698 IdcServer-1 *** RESULT SETS ***
>system/6 10.09 09:57:40.698 IdcServer-1 binder end --------------------------------------------
See the readme included in the component for more details.
You can download the component from here.