Importing Zend Server Trace Data

Importing Zend Server Trace Data allows you to view and analyze trace data (execution data) from your server. The execution data includes function call trees, arguments and return values, function execution duration, memory usage and indication for an executed files name and line of code. This enables you to capture problems when they occur, which eliminates the need to set up environments and reproduce the steps that led up to the failure.


In order to import Zend Server Event Data, you must first export Zend Server Event Data from  your server. For more information see Exporting Trace Information in the Zend Server Online Documentation.

Having an active connection with a licensed version of Zend Server or Zend Server Cluster Manager allows you to fully integrate the Code Tracing feature. For more information see Zend Server.

Exporting a Code Tracing File from Zend Server

This procedure describes how to export a Zend Server Code Tracing file (.amf).



Instructions on how to complete a procedure

To export a trace file from Zend Server :

  1. Open your Zend Server UI.

  2. Access the Code Traces list by browsing to the Overview | Code Tracing page.

  1. Select the trace you wish to export, and click the Export button on the right.
  2. Select a location for the exported file, and click Save.
    The trace file is saved in .amf format.

Once a Zend Server event file has been exported it can be imported and debugged in Zend Studio.

Importing a Code Tracing File into Zend Studio

This procedure describes how to import Zend Server Code Tracing file (.amf). into Zend Studio. Trace data in an . amf format can be imported and used to Open the Source of Trace Data even when there is no active connection with a Zend Server which contains the application.



Instructions on how to complete a procedure

To import a .amf Zend Server Event File:

  1. To open the Import Wizard go to File | Import | Zend Server | Zend Server Event File.

  1. Click Next.
    The Import Zend Server Event File dialog opens.

  1. Browse to the location of your Zend Server Trace file and click Next.
    The "Server path mapping setting" dialog opens.

Server Path Mapping Settings Dialog

  1. Select the server to associate with from the "Associate this trace with server" drop down menu.

  2. You can add, edit or remove a path map from this page using the appropriate buttons. You may select to have a path in your workspace or in the file system. For more information see Adding a New Path Map for Importing a Zend Server Event File.

  3. Click Finish to save the changes.

  4. Click Yes when the "Confirm Perspective Switch" message appears asking your permission to open the Zend Server Code Tracer perspective.
    The Code Tracing view opens with the imported Zend Server trace file.

For information about the working with the trace file in the Zend Server Code Tracing perspective, see Working with Code Tracing.



Related Links:

Opening the Source of Trace Data

Zend Server Integration

Zend Server

Importing Zend Server Events into Zend Studio

Debugging and Profiling Zend Server Events