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Where do I find the dev_w files?

I have no files such as dev_w in my Windows 10 Laptop. I enabled tracing in the SAP GUI.

I looked at every SAP folder in my laptop but nothing is there.

Places I looked:

Appdata\Local\SAP

Appdata\Roaming\SAP

Documents\SAP\SAPGUI

C:\Programs Files (x86)\SAP

So if anyone can help me that would be great.

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  • Posted on Feb 12, 2019 at 03:44 PM

    Hello Jestin Varghese,

    The file you looking is developer trace for the work process and it is generally on SAP server

    For more information, you can look at the link below

    https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/SI/Opening+and+downloading+developer+traces

    Thank you

    Yogesh Patel

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  • Posted on Feb 12, 2019 at 09:12 AM

    Hi Jestin.

    You can find the dev_w files in the transaction code Al11 go to DIR_HOME.

    Regards

    SS

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  • Posted on Feb 13, 2019 at 02:12 PM

    Hi Jestin,

    Developer traces (dev_* traces) are used to write relevant information from processes running on the application server.
    Those ones you mention, dev_w$ (where $ corresponds to work process number), belong to work processes running on the system.

    There are different ways to find this information.
    - On transaction SM50, you can find work processes running on the system. Select the one ou can check its trace file, and press Ctrl+Shift+F8 (button that has small glasses, Current).
    - On transaction AL11, you will get SAP directories. Work folder is normally located under DIR_HOME (usr/sap/SID/<instance>/work).
    - Finally, direct access to developer traces is given with transaction ST11.

    Regards,
    Raquel

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