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Configuration

The debugger is highly configurable, and we have many settings to assist you in your development adventures and performance tuning. The debugger works by activating data collectors and configuring them. Please note that the more collectors you activate, the slower your application can become. By default, we have pre-selected defaults, which add negligible performance to your applications.

Collectors

The ColdBox Debugger collectors are powerful listeners used for debugging and analyzing applications built on ColdBox. These collectors gather various types of information and statistics during the execution of an application, allowing developers to gain insights into the application's behavior and performance.
The collectors are designed to capture data related to different aspects of an application, such as request information, execution times, database queries, cache usage, and log messages. Please note that each collector can have its own configuration options.
Collector
Enabled
Description
acfSql
Tracks all SQL calls made by Adobe
async
Tracks ColdBox executors and tasks
cachebox
Monitors and tracks Cache Providers
cborm
Tracks all SQL calls made via cborm criteria queries or helpers
Tracks the rc and prc collections in the debugger.
hyper
Tracks all Hyper API calls
luceeSql
Tracks all SQL calls made by Lucee
modules
Monitors module registration and activations
Tracks all SQL calls made via qb
Tracks incoming ColdBox requests
tracers
Enables tracer messages in a request profile

Config

If you are in ColdBox 6, add the following configuration settings to the moduleSettings structure in your config/Coldbox.cfc or if you are in ColdBox 7+ you can create a config/modules/cbdebugger.cfc and add your configuration. Here is the default configuration CBDebugger ships with:
{
// This flag enables/disables the tracking of request data to our storage facilities
// To disable all tracking, turn this master key off
enabled : true,
// This setting controls if you will activate the debugger for visualizations ONLY
// The debugger will still track requests even in non debug mode.
debugMode : controller.getSetting( name = "environment", defaultValue = "production" ) == "development",
// The URL password to use to activate it on demand
debugPassword : "cb:null",
// This flag enables/disables the end of request debugger panel docked to the bottem of the page.
// If you disable i, then the only way to visualize the debugger is via the `/cbdebugger` endpoint
requestPanelDock : true,
// Request Tracker Options
requestTracker : {
// Store the request profilers in heap memory or in cachebox, default is memory
storage : "memory",
// Which cache region to store the profilers in
cacheName : "template",
// Track all cbdebugger events, by default this is off, turn on, when actually profiling yourself :) How Meta!
trackDebuggerEvents : false,
// Expand by default the tracker panel or not
expanded : false,
// Slow request threshold in milliseconds, if execution time is above it, we mark those transactions as red
slowExecutionThreshold : 1000,
// How many tracking profilers to keep in stack
maxProfilers : 50,
// If enabled, the debugger will monitor the creation time of CFC objects via WireBox
profileWireBoxObjectCreation : false,
// Profile model objects annotated with the `profile` annotation
profileObjects : false,
// If enabled, will trace the results of any methods that are being profiled
traceObjectResults : false,
// Profile Custom or Core interception points
profileInterceptions : false,
// By default all interception events are excluded, you must include what you want to profile
includedInterceptions : [],
// Control the execution timers
executionTimers : {
expanded : true,
// Slow transaction timers in milliseconds, if execution time of the timer is above it, we mark it
slowTimerThreshold : 250
},
// Control the coldbox info reporting
coldboxInfo : { expanded : false },
// Control the http request reporting
httpRequest : {
expanded : false,
// If enabled, we will profile HTTP Body content, disabled by default as it contains lots of data
profileHTTPBody : false
}
},
// ColdBox Tracer Appender Messages
tracers : { enabled : true, expanded : false },
// Request Collections Reporting
collections : {
// Enable tracking
enabled : false,
// Expanded panel or not
expanded : false,
// How many rows to dump for object collections
maxQueryRows : 50,
// How many levels to output on dumps for objects
maxDumpTop : 5
},
// CacheBox Reporting
cachebox : { enabled : false, expanded : false },
// Modules Reporting
modules : { enabled : false, expanded : false },
// Quick and QB Reporting
qb : {
enabled : false,
expanded : false,
// Log the binding parameters
logParams : true
},
// cborm Reporting
cborm : {
enabled : false,
expanded : false,
// Log the binding parameters
logParams : true
},
// Adobe ColdFusion SQL Collector
acfSql : { enabled : false, expanded : false, logParams : true },
// Lucee SQL Collector
luceeSQL : { enabled : false, expanded : false, logParams : true },
// Async Manager Reporting
async : { enabled : true, expanded : false }
};

Master Switch

You can enable or disable the request tracking globally via the enabled master switch
enabled : false

Debug Mode

The ColdBox debugger can be placed in production environments and enabled via our URL password actions. This allows you to profile your application and then turn on the debugger just for YOU via our debugging cookies.
Please note that you can also add a cbSecurity rule if needed and add further security, which we recommend.
// This setting controls if you will activate the debugger for visualizations ONLY
// The debugger will still track requests even in non debug mode.
debugMode : controller.getSetting( name = "environment", defaultValue = "production" ) == "development",
// The URL password to use to activate it on demand
debugPassword : "cb:null"

Request Panel Dock

Panel Dock
You can enable/disable the rendering of our request panel dock which shows the profiling of the request.
// This flag enables/disables the end of request debugger panel docked to the bottem of the page.
// If you disable it, then the only way to visualize the debugger is via the `/cbdebugger` endpoint
requestPanelDock : true