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[CAP] Download MTA deployment logs after deployment

With this simple command, you can download the MTA deployment logs of your recent deployment. Instead of manually having to use cf dmol -i <operation id>, just save the command (replace appId with your Id) as a shell script, make it executable (chmod +x) and run the script after your deployment. It stores the recent logs into the folder logs.

dmol is short for download-mta-op-logs

cf download-mta-op-logs --mta <appId> --last 1 -d logs  

To just have a quick look at the recent logs, use

cf logs <appId>-srv --recent

[CAP] Check if User exists in SuccessFactors

To check if a record exists, you can simply use the HEAD query.

“HEAD is almost identical to GET, but without the response body.” (https://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_httpmethods.asp)

Unfortunately, there is no shortcut in CAP for a HEAD query, so simply use send with method HEAD.

    sfsfSrv = await cds.connect.to('sfsf')

    try {
        await sfsfSrv.send('HEAD', `/User('${userId}')`)
        return true  // status 200
    } catch (err) {
        return false // status 404

[CAP] Invoke custom handlers when querying local entity

const cds = require('@sap/cds');

module.exports = async srv => {

     const { Objects } = srv.entities // entities from myService.cds
     srv.on("myAction", async req => {
        const query = SELECT.one.from(Objects).where({ id: req.data.myId })
        const srv = await cds.connect.to('myService')
        const data = await srv.run(query)
        return data

    srv.on("READ", Objects, async req => {
        console.log("Objects called")
        // Select data from db or forward query to external system
        // ...
        // return data


[CAP] BAS – port 4004 is already in use by another server process

If the default port 4004 is already open and you want to see what is bound to it, select View -> Find Command -> Ports Preview

Solution to kill another “watch.js” process using/blocking the port: https://answers.sap.com/questions/13016130/sap-business-application-studio-stop-running-serve.html
To archive the same in a single command use:

lwctl -c basic-tools kill -9 $(lwctl -c basic-tools ps aux | grep watch.js | awk '{print $2}')

As alternative, change the default port by adding a new port in package.json to the start script, for example: “start”: “cds run –port 4003” and use npm run start instead of cds watch.