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The aggregation option specifies whether or how the ABAP trace data is aggregated in the trace file. The aggregation option has a major impact on file size and the availability of tools for analyzing the ABAP trace:

Aggregation Options

Aggregation Option


File Size

Tool Availability


Each trace event is stored individually in one trace entry.

Huge trace file, linear increase with request runtime

Module Hit List

Hit List

Aggregated Call Tree

Call Sequence

Call Timeline

By Call Stack

Trace events are aggregated according to their call stack.

Acceptable file size

Module Hit List

Hit List

Aggregated Call Tree

By Call Position

Trace events are aggregated by their call position. No stack information available.

Small file size, most compact format

Hit List