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Debugging and Checking of Triggers

Hi There,

We use maxdb on an Linux System.

I want to use some more Triggers in our Database-Modell in cases where I expect the Database internal Solution is faster than an external program.

Now I would like some hints how to Debug Triggers while developing.

Is the any kind of "prinf" to a LOG file to report detected errors ?

If a Statement in the trigger procedure fails how is that reported ?

and finally how could I observe if any errors are reported in production state - for example unexpeced data konstellation - ?


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    Nov 12, 2015 at 08:03 AM


    there is no 'in-build' functionality to monitor triggers. What you can do is to create your own monitor table and insert the SQL statements the trigger is supposed to execute together with a timestamp. Also make sure that you use 'insert ... with commit' to not have that insert 'rolled-back' in case of an error.


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    • Hi,

      I understand that it would be a great help for you, but at the moment there is not much chance to have a debugging environment for triggers delivered. The reason is that MaxDB mainly runs in an SAP environment and - apart from the new SAP kernel release 750 - SAP does not use database triggers there, so this was never a feature on our list with high priority...