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The support utilities for SAP Gateway hub systems include Performance Trace and Payload Trace tools. The Performance Trace tool enables you to monitor system performance at service call level for the SAP Business Suite backend system and the SAP Gateway hub system. The Payload Trace tool enables you to monitor data sent and received and replay service calls. Before you can use these tools, you need to make general configuration settings and activate the tools as required.

Configuration and Activation

To launch the tracing tools for SAP Gateway and configure these tools according to your requirements, proceed as follows:

  1. In transaction SPRO open the SAP Reference IMG and navigate to Start of the navigation path SAP NetWeaver Next navigation step SAP Gateway Next navigation step OData Channel Next navigation step Administration Next navigation step Support Utilities Next navigation step Traces End of the navigation path (transaction /IWFND/TRACES). The SAP Gateway: Tracing Tools screen is displayed where you can configure the settings that are valid for both the Performance Trace and Payload Trace tools. You can configure the tools to run according to user name or request URI prefix.

    Settings that have been used previously are displayed in the hierarchy tree on the left of the screen under Users & Request URI Prefix. If you want to run the tools for previously-specified users or request URI prefixes, simply double-click the relevant list entry from the tree. The user name or request URI prefix will then be entered in the configuration settings.

  2. To add a new user or URI prefix, choose the Add User or Request URI Prefix icon, or press F6.

  3. On the Configuration tab, you can enter the User Name or Request URI Prefix. Input help is available for the User Name input field.


    If you want to configure the tracing tools for all OData service calls, enter the URI prefix /sap/opu/.

To activate the tracing tools in the Available Logs and Traces section, proceed as follows:

  1. Select Active from the dropdown list next to the Performance Trace field and/or Payload Trace field.

  2. Start the active trace according to the settings you have made by choosing Save Configuration. The active trace is started and runs as default for two hours. The current date and scheduled end time are displayed in the Active trace is valid until field.


You are advised to have just one tracing tool activated at a time.