How to - Installing Content Script Online Debugger (with video)

How to - Installing Content Script Online Debugger (with video)


With Module Suite, is it possible open a debugger for the Content Scripts: this debugger allow to add breakpoints in the scripts and perform an execution step by step, evaluating the values of the viriables.
This debugger uses the default options provided by the Java Virtual Machine.

Software version

This is valid for all the product versions


Before start these steps, check on OpenText official documentation the JDK embedded with Content Script. Versions until 16.2.8 embed Java8 (or lower) while recent versions embed OpenJDK11.
In order to enable the Content Script debugger, please follow these steps:
  1. Stop Content Server instance
  2. Only for Java8 or lower copy the tools.jar from a Java JDK installation to the amlib/amdebug folder in the anscontentscript module
  3. Enable JVM debugging in opentext.ini file, adding the the following line in the [javaserver] section (please replace X with the first free number in the sequence of the Java Options already in the file)
    1. JavaVMOption_1X=-Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_shmem,server=y,suspend=n,address=cssharedmemory for Java8 (or lower)
    2. JavaVMOption_1X=-agentlib:jdwp=transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n,address= for OpenJDK11
  4. Start your Content Server instance
  5. For version that uses OpenJDK version, in Base Configuration set the properties in this way (for older versions keep the default ones)

  1. Configure an additional object menu entry for Content Script objects (
    1. In the Content Script Volume, open the CSMenu folder
    2. Create a new Template Folder that matches Content Script Objects (S43200)
    3. In the new folder, create a Content Script object with the following body
  1. menu = amgui.getCSMenu().appendItem("Debug", "${url}?func=amcs.executeadmcs&script=debug.cs&csnode=${nodeID}",true, 0)
  2. amgui.returnCSMenu(menu)


This video shows the steps listed in previous section and show also how to use the debugger