The Consolidated Tracing Facility

The Consolidated Tracing Facility (CTF) is a tracing infrastructure that enables you to produce diagnostic information of Micro Focus software components and your own programs.

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:


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.