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For logging/tracing purposes I'd like to be able to get actual information about the mapping/card/function/field I'm currently at.
So I can write into a logging about that particular point in the execution.
A bit like LASTERRORCODE() or GETRESOURCENAME().
I'm thinking about these :
GETMAPDIR() : the directory where the mapping currently runs
GETMAPSOURCE() : the name of the source (.mms) of the currently running mapping
GETMAPNAME() : gets the name of the mapping that's currently running.
GETCARDNAME() : the name of the outputcard that's currently being build
GETCARDNUMBER() : the number of the outputcard that's currently being build
GETFUNCMAPNAME() : the name of the functional map you're currently in
GETFIELDNAME() : the name of the field you're currently in, optionally also if it's in a typetree
(like groupname::fieldname or maingroup::subgroup::fieldname)
GETCARDINDEX() : the index of the occurence the functional map is currently in
GETFIELDINDEX() : the index of the occurence a (group-)field is currently in.
How will this idea be used?
I'm using a lot of standardized functions in remote maps.
If I could get this information using these functions I wouldn't have to explicitly enter and maintain them if something changes, it would always be accurate.
These remote functions write a so-called 'EventLog' if something goes wrong.
It helps me find the exact spot where the error originated (which is always somewhere in a calling map).
I think that others could also benefit even for debugging purposes so one doesn't have to comb to massive trace-files.
A couple of these functions writing in a log would simplify that a lot.
|What is your industry?||Automotive|
|What is the idea priority?||Medium|