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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 6, 2022

Log the query that was performed by the bot in any SQL command error

We build queries in ibm rpa by concatenating ibm rpa variables with pre-build int queries. Sometimes those variables may have incorrect values, and the query will fail.

The problem is, IBM RPA will not log query in most cases, and when it does, it logs the variables as in ${variable} instead of the value.

So let's say I have a simple select "Select * from Person where name='${name}' " and for some reason the ${name} variable has an incorrect value, I would need to reproduce the error again in Studio with the exact same data to get the same error.

If when the command failed, it logged the exact query it sent to the DB it would speed up a lot debugging SQL logic errors.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Feb 18, 2022

    Two main reasons:

    1- It's not just the log message, the user needs to use a setVar to put the whole query in a variable, log this variable, and then use this variable in the SQL commands. It's 3 commands to do something that should be doable with one. Not only that, they only do this once instructed by support (i.e. there is no reason to do this unless you start having problems with your query), and with this more likely than not they would be able to figure it out the problem by themselves. And if they follow this route they would have this log every time the query runs, not only when it fails.

    2-In some commands we abstract the call from the customer, as in "SQL Procedure" and "Run SQL procedure". Users only enter with the proc name, and the bot itself creates the call, so in those cases, the workaround from 1 isn't doable. The only other alternative would be to log all variables before calling the proc.

  • Admin
    Joba Diniz
    Feb 18, 2022

    Lucas - Since it's possible to add log message commands to log additional information, then why would this be necessary?