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Functions to get internal information from within a running map

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.

  • Guest
  • Sep 4 2019
  • Future consideration
What is your industry? Automotive
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.

  • Admin
    Luke Raiano commented
    7 Jan 05:02pm

    We will consider others for future releases

  • Guest commented
    4 Dec, 2020 05:07pm

    GETMAPDIR is indeed implemented as GETDIRECTORY().

    All the others are not there in any form...

  • Admin
    Luke Raiano commented
    24 Sep, 2019 05:12pm

    Dev to investigate which items are currently available in v10

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