How to Profile a SharePoint/Project Server 2013 Workflow using dotTrace
Thought I’d put together a small “How to” for Profiling a SharePoint (or Project Server) 2013 workflow The steps below are using a 10 day trial of dotTrace from jetbrains – that said, the same “idea” can be used by any profiling tool.
- First thing to do is download a copy of dotTrace from Jetbrains from their website (http://www.jetbrains.com/profiler/). After you install this, you’ll have 10 days to use it without any limitations.
- Once it is installed, look for the dotTrace icon , and start the application up.
- One the app is up and running, click on the “Attach to Process” button at the top
- Next, Find the process “Microsoft.Workflow.ServiceHost.exe”
- At this point you’re “tracing” in enabled. And you will see a dialog like this
- Now you can run your tests that execute the workflow. One you are done, click the “Get Snapshot” button on the tracing dialog
- At which point a snapshot file will open that contains all of the information (summary screen blow)
- Click on the “Plain List” icon
- At this point you can look through the various calls, the time each call took, etc (sample below)