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How to debug XSJS POST method using external tools (POSTMAN)


I'm developing an XSJS service. Such service responds to GET and POST requests. I can debug the GET method by setting a break point in the source code on the web editor and click "RUN". However, POST requests have to be sent through external tools like POSTMAN, but whenever I send POST or GET requests using such tool, it does not stop at break points.

How can I debug server js code while POSTing data?


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    Jan 29, 2018 at 12:02 PM


    XS classic uses a xsDebugToken browser cookie which is set automatically by the web-based dev workbench or HANA studio.

    To make it work with Postman, you need to do the following things:

    • Postman Interceptor to be able to send requests with browser cookies
    • Enable Postman Interceptor in your Postman installation (on the top bar of Postman, it is the "satellite" button)
    • Get the xsDebugToken: For that run an xsjs service within e.g. the web-based dev workbench and check the Cookie request header within the e.g. Google Chrome developer tools. There you find (normally at the end) xsDebugToken=xxxxyyyy (xxxxyyyy is a placeholder for the value which you should see).
    • Get the xsDebugToken=xxxxyyyy value and add the value in Postman as "Cookie" header for your request. If Postman Interceptor is successfully connected you should get no warning, that the Cookie header is a restricted header.
    • Execute the request and than the debugger should stop on your breakpoint (you need to switch back to the web-based dev workbench browser window).


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