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How to enable Debug logging for the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF)

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Article # 3035688 - Page views: 22

Issue

How to enable debug logging for CEF Browser?

Debug logs are sometimes needed for robots using the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) browser to track down execution problems.

Solution

To enable debug logging for CEF, please follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to the Kapow Installation folder
    by default, for versions 10.3 and earlier: C:\Program Files\Kapow <version>\
    for versions 10.4 and later: C:\Program Files\Kofax RPA <version>\
  2. go into \nativelib\hub\windows-x32\<id>\node_modules\cef
  3. open cef.cfg in a text editor (you will need to be able to save changes)
  4. add the following two lines at the end (or un-comment if they already exist)

    chrome:log-file = C:\Temp\debugCEF_10322.log
    chrome:log-severity = verbose

    Note: log-file name can be different, but the folder has to already exist.
  5. Save cef.cfg 
  6. Restart Design Studio
  7. Re-run the robot

Level of Complexity 

Easy

 

Applies to  

Product Version Build Environment Hardware
Kofax RPA ALL      

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