Remote debugging

You can also use the Map Debugger to debug maps that run remotely on the supported operating systems.

The following list includes the supported operating systems:
  • HP-UX (Itanium processor)
  • IBM® AIX® (RS/6000® processor)
  • IBM z/OS®
  • Linux (Intel processor)
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Linux for Power Systems
  • Linux for System z
  • Sun Solaris (SPARC processor)

There are similarities between using the Map Debugger to debug maps that run locally on Windows, and remotely on the supported operating systems. You can set breakpoints on rules, inspect data during the transformation process, and use the same commands.

To use the Map Debugger, Design Studio (version 8.1 or later) is required on the local computer. Also, a minimum of HCL Transformation Extender with Command Server (version 8.1 or later) must be installed on the remote computer where the executable map is run. The map must be built with version 8.1 or later of the Map Designer and then deployed to the remote computer.

On the remote computer, you must first start the debugging server (for example, with Telnet) before you can begin the debug process from the Map Designer. When you use Telnet, you can stop the debugging server by entering Ctrl+C in the Telnet command window.