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Useful Debug Modes

If you’ve seen the documentation for the log viewer, then you’ll also be wondering how to set up your Tyk configuration to enable detail request logging.

What is detailed request logging?

When this mode is enabled, Tyk will record the request in wire-format and the response in wire-format in the analytics DB. This can be very useful when trying to debug API requests to see what went wrong for a user or client.

Enabling Detail Logging

To enable detail logging is very simple, just enable the setting in your tyk.conf file:

"analytics_config": {
  "enable_detailed_recording": true

You will need to restart the Gateway in order for this to work.

You will also need Tyk Pump configured to move your data into your preferred data store.