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last updated: 2024-02-06

Introduction
The article explains the SAP GUI – TCODE (Transaction Code): ST11 usage in details.

SAP GUI

Description
Transaction Code ST11 is the menu of the log files. Another expression of these files is the developer trace (dev trace) files.

Menu
ST11 - Tools -> Administration -> Monitor -> Traces -> Developer Traces

Screen: Error Log Files
There is a list which contains several log files belongs to the system.
Some documentations:

Files:

  • dev_w... - this is the work process trace file
  • dev_w... (.old) - this is the work process trace file (archive)
  • sapstart (.trc)
  • stderr
  • etc.

To open the content you need to select the file and click Display (F2) or double click on the file.

Screen: Trace Data
The trace file which belongs to the syslog message.

Based on ‘Date’ and ‘Time’ information the error can be identified.

To export the content use menu: System -> List -> Save -> Save or Local File.

  • 1896868 – How to save a short dump in text format

Remark: In most cases, the development trace contains all the information needed to address the issue. No further steps are required. In some cases, a deeper analysis is required and additional steps may be required; for example, when the development trace shows a database-related error message, it may be useful to check the problem from the database perspective.

✍️ Where can I find knowledge and information belongs to SAP HANA? ➡️ Full System Info Dump (FSID)

Which SAP Knowledge Base Article belongs to the topic?

  • 2194685 – How to find work process trace for SM21 System Log or ST22 dump
  • 2399990 – How-To: Analyzing ABAP Short Dumps in SAP HANA Environments
Other articles in this series
🔖 3428763 - Bookmark of frequently used SAP GUI transaction codes for SAP HANA related investigations

Do you have further questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have question or observation regarding the article.
SAP Community for SAP GUI: https://community.sap.com/topics/gui

Contribution
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Release Information

Release DateDescription
2023.07.17First/initial Release of the SAP Blog Post documentation (Product Information).
2024.01.26SAP Community 2024 optimized content.
2024.02.06Other articles in this series section maintained.