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Tracer output is aggregated even after being cleared



Tracer data is aggregating even after tracing is stopped and cleared. 

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Run Tracer
  2. Run any activity
  3. Stop Tracer
  4. Save the data
  5. Clear Tracer
  6. Run the same activity from step 2
  7. Stop Tracer
  8. Save the data. Note that the file has data of the two runs, despite use of the clear button.

Root Cause

Working as designed


Here’s the explanation for the reported behavior:

Tracer will append to the current file even when it has been cleared in order to allow related traces to be grouped together. In order to send the tracer output to a new file, close the tracer window and restart the tracer.


Published August 24, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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