MapTrace > Format

The MapTrace > Format setting specifies whether the contents of the trace file are binary or text. Binary files are smaller than text files and are likely to have less impact on performance (however, never use tracing in a production environment).

Generates a text trace file. This is the default format.
Generates a binary trace file. Use the dtxmaptrace utility to convert a binary trace file to text. ASSERT messages in the binary trace file indicate which data type (from the type tree) Transformation Extender is validating.