Collapse All in the Flow Trace

With more complex BPM and/or BPEL processes, debugging the flow trace can be kind of slow. However, if you know what you are looking for, there might be a trick to help you get where you want to be quicker.

The flow trace can be very long and scrolling through it, or even scrolling all the way to the end can take quite some time. But there is a right mouse menu if you click the icons on the left. So if you mouse click the mediator we see, called ‘RequestHandler’, there will be a popup menu: 

If you select the ‘Collapse All Below’ option in the menu, it will as you might expect, not only collapse the mediator, but it will collapse all the children and their children. Meaning, once collapsed, you can expand them one by one, going to the correct subprocess where you want to be. 

This means, in complex processes, you can get to where you want to be a lot quicker, because the flow trace performance a lot better with all the items collapsed.  

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