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Trace_User Files - What are these?

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  • Trace_User Files - What are these?

    Web App running version 8134-5644.

    I have tons of TXT files having something to do with "Trace_User". Just deleted over 10,000 of them. They're sitting in C:\ProgramData\Alpha Software\Alpha Anywhere Application Server Version 12\Installations\CProgramFilesx86a5V12ApplicationServer. This is actually a long time issue of mine spanning many many previous versions. I'd like to get to the bottom of this once and for all.

    Below is a sample of what's inside. Before I go and ask Alpha I thought I'd ask here first. What is this? How can I stop it?

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    FS_BILLING_row1|130

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    Mike Brown - Contact Me
    Programmatic Technologies, LLC
    Programmatic-Technologies.com
    Independent Developer & Consultant

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    I don't know what they are for but I get them too. The C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Temp also fills up with tons of temp files.
    Generally, I think Alpha is not good at automatically cleaning up after itself. I have had Alpha temp files completely consume my C: drive space. I have a shortcut to this directory on my desktop, I check it frequently when using Alpha and delete the temp files often.
    Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.4.2 Build 8245-5650 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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    • #3
      "Trace_User" files are logs that contain output from the Trace functions and methods.
      Sarah Mitchell
      Director of Customer Success | Alpha Software Corporation
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sarah Mitchell View Post
        "Trace_User" files are logs that contain output from the Trace functions and methods.
        Thank you, Sarah. I'm not using these functions or methods. I believe Alpha has mistakenly left these in their own code some place. I'm still trying to narrow that done.
        Mike Brown - Contact Me
        Programmatic Technologies, LLC
        Programmatic-Technologies.com
        Independent Developer & Consultant

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mikeallenbrown View Post

          Thank you, Sarah. I'm not using these functions or methods. I believe Alpha has mistakenly left these in their own code some place. I'm still trying to narrow that done.
          Hi Mike,

          If you can figure out what's causing it, we can definitely take a look. Be sure to check to make sure you didn't enable logging somewhere. E.g. AlphaDAO connection strings have an option to enable tracing that will log the queries for the connection string in the trace logs.
          Sarah Mitchell
          Director of Customer Success | Alpha Software Corporation
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