Once you’ve installed Method R Trace, select
to see the Method R Trace main panel. Your screen should look something like the one here.
Now you’re ready to roll:
- Glance to make sure that Method R Trace is enabled. You will only have to do this once. If the indicator tells you that Method R Trace is disabled, then just click on the indicator to enable it.
- Press the without the disk drive) does not trigger the trace file creation. …Well, sometimes actually it does, but the reasons are subtle, so it’s easier to remember the general rule: run and trace by using , not .
button to execute and trace the code on your worksheet. Note that the button (the green triangle
- If you want to open a trace file, just click its name in the
panel you can open files, edit tags, delete files, or filter results. (Here’s where everyone always asks: if you delete a file from the panel, no, it does not remove the original trace file from the database server.) You can move this panel or even hide it; just use to reveal it if you can’t see it.
…Now you know why we call Method R Trace a zero-click trace file collector: the only click you need to collect a trace file is the click you did in step 2, which is a click you would have had to do anyway. The net effect is any trace file you want, with no extra effort.