To create tracing information using CTF, you need to set up the environment appropriately.
You also need to create a side file, the CTF configuration file, to define the tracing information you want to capture. For example, you can define:
You can also produce tracing information for your own programs by using library routines that give you access to CTF infrastructure. See Consolidated Tracing Facility Routines.
If you choose binary tracing, you can use the CTF Viewer to examine binary format trace files easily. See CTF Viewer.
CTF can also produce tracing information for applications running on Microsoft Azure or the Azure compute emulator. For more information on this see the documentation supplied with the Visual COBOL for Visual Studio 2019 Azure AddPack.